Tuesday, October 6, 2015

از کوچہء رندان - Wed 7 Oct - 6pm - افتخار حسین عارف

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Fortnightly Open Sitting on Urdu Poetry

از کوچہء رندان 
with Qasim Jafri

Wednesday, 7 October - 6:00 pm
 افتخار حسین عارف - Iftikhar Hussain Arif 

Queries: 0321 213 0346

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Mizan ميزان : Contemporary Issues of Law & Justice: Theory & Practice - Fridays

Mizan ميزان :
Contemporary Issues of Law & Justice: Theory & Practice
A fortnightly discussion forum on the concept of law and justice and what law is and what it ought to be in the context of justice.

Fridays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm - 
Friday, 9 October
Opening discussion: 'Logic & Reasoning'
Rai Muhammad Saleh Azam

[R.M.S. Azam is a High Court Advocate and managing partner at a leading corporate and commercial law firm in Lahore, Pakistan. He was educated at The King's School, Ely in Cambridgeshire, England, Government College, Lahore and the University of London. He has remained a visiting lecturer in law subjects at various law colleges and universities in Lahore and is the author of numerous research papers and articles on law and law-related issues that have appeared in leading Pakistani national English-language newspapers professional and academic journals. In addition to Pakistan, where he currently resides, Mr. Azam has lived in Egypt, the Lebanon, Iraq and England.]

"Justice consists in fulfilling one’s proper role – realizing one’s potential whilst not overstepping it by doing what is contrary to one’s nature. Justice is 'the having and doing of one’s own and what belongs to oneself.' The virtuous individual has a well-ordered soul, which is to say that he knows what justice is and acts according to his knowledge. He knows his place in the state; he knows what his aptitudes are and he puts them into practice. He also adheres to the dictates of reason, doing everything in moderation" - The Republic, Plato, circa 380 BCE.

"The Imam's definition of 'justice' is that the first and foremost 'thing' to be put in its right place is one's relationship with God; everything else is derived from this spiritual imperitive 'Be just with God and be just with people [giving them what is their due]from yourself'; 'Whoso establishes well being between himself and God, God establishes well-being between him and mankind" - Imam Ali a.s.'s letter to Malik al-Ashtar.

“Now, if we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous, we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor… If you change your past and work together in a spirit that every one of you, no matter to what community he belongs, no matter what relations he had with you in the past, no matter what is his colour, caste or creed, is first, second and last a citizen of this State with equal rights, privileges, and obligations, there will be no end to the progress you will make," Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Karachi, August 11, 1947

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
[31-G, GUlberg II, Lahore]
Queries: hast.o.neest@gmail.com/0321 213 0346

Monday, September 28, 2015

Wed 30 September: گسد گوار Gisad Gwar - Shades of Classical Balochi poetry - with DANISH

extends an open invitation 
to a monthly event

گسد گوار
Gisad Gwar
- Shades of Classical Balochi poetry 
- with DANISH

Wednesday, 30 September 2015
6:00 - 7:00 pm

Danish, a philosophy student at a university in Lahore 
whose ancestors are Baloch, is also an avid 
reader of metaphysics, poetry and literature.

Institute of Traditional Studies & Art
Queries: 0321 2130346

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Course: Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art - Level 1

Hast-o-Neest Course:

'Sacred Geometry: Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art - Level 1'
Waleed Zaman

A course of discovery that deals in engaging in the primordial practice of drawing geometry with a view to visual traditionalart/architecture.

Duration: Three Months
Day: Saturdays - once a week only
Timing: 4:00 to 6:00 pm

starting Saturday, 3 October 2015

Registration: Register for the course by sending in 'Title, name, email address and cell number' on hast.o.neest@gmail.com/0321 2130346 - Course Fee: Rs.4000/per month.

Waleed Zaman majored in Manuscript Illumination and Geometry from London.

Saturday 19 Sept: Open Lecture: 'Sacred Geometry: Universal Language of Traditional Art' - Waleed Zaman

Hast-o-Neest Weekend Lecture (Open)

'Sacred Geometry: Universal Language of Traditional Art'
Waleed Zaman
Saturday, 19 September
5:30 pm

Waleed Zaman majored in Manuscript Illumination and Geometry from London, and actively supports the traditional arts.

Queries: hast.o.neest@gmail.com/0321 2130346

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Friday 21 Aug - Documentary Viewing: 'Urdu hai jiska naam'

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites everyone to a documentary viewing 

Urdu Hai Jiska Naam
- a beautiful documentary on the story and evolution of the Urdu language.

Friday, 21 August, 2015
7:00 pm

A four part documentary series on the history and development of the Urdu language for Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. The series is presented by noted actor Tom Alter and sung by eminent musician Shubha Mudgal. Academics luminaries like Prof. Irfan Habib and Dr. Gopi Chand Narang were consulted to the series. 

Duration: One hour twenty minutes.

Directed by Kāmanā Prasāda, Meka Films, India, 2004.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Aug: 2-Day Workshop: Introduction to Arabic - Hamid Reza Fazil

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
announces a

2-Day Workshop: 
Introduction to Arabic
through Tafsir & Arifana Kalaam

Hamid Reza Fazil

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd August 2015
5:30 - 7:30 pm

REGISTRATION: Send in 'Title, Name, Cell Number & Email Address' on hast.o.neest@gmail.com/0300 847 1855. Registration Fee: Rs. 2000/participant. Certificates of participation will be awarded to registered students.
Venue: 31 G, Gulberg II, Lahore.

Resident of a small village in Mianwali, Hamid Reza did his post-graduate in Islamic Fiqh & Tafsir from Iran. He is proficient in the languages Arabic and Farsi. His research interests are Islamic Metaphysics & Philosophy. He is currently writing a introductory text book on Islamic Philosophy.