Friday, July 31, 2015

Karachi: Friday 7 Aug: 'The Sensitive Lover: Mirza Mazhar Jan e Janan' - Murad Khan Mumtaz

Hast o Neest
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts Karachi
invites you to a talk

The Sensitive Lover
Spirituality in the Urdu Poetry of Naqshbandi Shaykh 
Mirza Mazhar Jan e Janan مرزا مظہر جانِ جاناں
(d. 1781, Delhi)

Murad Khan Mumtaz

Friday, 7th August 2015
at 6:00 pm

Karachi Venue Address:
F-36/5, Park Lane Villas, Block 5 Clifton, Behind Karachi Grammar, Near Masjid-e-Siddiq

Directions: Coming from Forum/Delwala towards Boat Basin, take a left before the traffic light that goes to Mai Kolachi, which is the stretch of road that lead to BBQ Tonight. Immediately after making the left turn into the service road going towards Karachi Grammar School, take the first left between Karachi Grammar Senior Campus (brown building) and the open drain. Then take third right. Gate for F36 is 50 meters down on the left. House number 5 in this block of townhouses. 
For any clarifications please call 0321 2027779.

Murad Khan Mumtaz is a Pakistani artist trained in the traditional art of Indian miniature painting. As small acts of remembrance, his paintings meditate on traces of traditional culture that are disappearing in the materialistic landscape of contemporary life.

A native of Lahore, Mumtaz was educated at Pakistan’s National College of Arts and Columbia University in New York City, which he attended on a Fulbright fellowship. He is a co-founder of the Hast-o-Neest Center for Traditional Art and Culture in Lahore and has published numerous articles on the history of miniature painting. He is currently working toward a PhD in South Asian art history at the University of Virginia.

Monday, June 29, 2015

3-4 JULY: Seminar 03: Islamic Civilization & Cultures: Unity in Diversity - Dr. Amjad Waheed


Seminar 03: 
Islamic Civilization & Cultures: Unity in Diversity
Methodologies of Looking at the Islamic Civilization; Islamic Civilization & its Constituent Cultural Zones

In this seminar Dr. Waheed will answer basic questions as What defines a civilization? How can we look at the Islamic Civilization? and How is the Islamic Civilization reflective of the term 'Unity in Diversity'? 

Dr.Amjad Waheed 
Dean, School of Advanced Studies, 
University of Management & Technology, Johar Town, Lahore

Friday 3rd - Saturday 4th July
4:00 to 6:00 pm

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Send in name, cell number and email address with the title of the seminar on hast.o.neest@gmail.com/0300 847 1855. The Registration fee for the 2-Day Seminar is Rs. 2000/participant. Interested students kindly email on hast.o.neest@gmail.com for attendance.

Thurs, 2 July: Dars - Dr. Shahzad Qaiser

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to

Dars - Doctrinal Sitting
Dr. Shahzad Qaiser

2nd July 2015
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
with Iftar

Queries: 0300 847 1855

Saturday, June 27, 2015

SUNDAY 28 June: Lecture 'The Human Constitution: Nature & Self'

Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
extends an open invitation to the continuing series of lectures 
on the question 'Who am I' in the light of the Quran and traditional sources

The Human Constitution: Nature & Self
Syed Uzair Abdullah

Sunday 28 June 2015
6:00 to 7:00 pm
with iftar

With a post-graduate degree from Punjab University, Syed Uzair Abdullah belongs to a family connected to the Qadiriyya Sufi Order which is known for its scholarly and mystical traditions. Syed Uzair has a special interest in and study of Sufic Metaphysics, Kalam, Quranic Exegesis, the Science of Hadith, Arabic Language and Poetry.
Queries: 0300 847 1855

Monday, June 22, 2015

Seminar 02: In the Company of Saints: A 2-Day Interactive Seminar on Sufism

Hastoneest Summer Program 2015

Seminar 02: 
In the Company of the Saints - A Seminar on Sufism
-With Taimoor Khan Mumtaz, Fahad Ali Kazmi
Introduction to Sufi Orders; Readings from Sufic literature and poetry.

In this interactive seminar basic fundamental questions such as Who is a 'dervish'? Who is a 'Murshid'? What is the need for such a relationship? Why do people go to 'mazaars'? Is this separate from the religion Islam? will be answered. This 2-Day seminar allows for open room for question and answer on the subject of 'Sufism'.

Friday 26th - Saturday 27th June 2015
4:00 to 6:00 pm

Register by sending in your name, cell number and email address on 0300 847 1855/hast.o.neest@gmail.com.

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz is a practicing architect and has been affiliated with a Sufi tariqa for 15 years.
Syed Fahad Ali Kazmi is a lecturer at Punjab University and comes from a family of Sadaat that includes Syed Miran Hussain Zanjani r.a., the Patron Saint of Lahore before Hazrat Ali Hujweri Data sahib.

Queries: 0300 847 1855

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sunday Lecture: 14 June: 6:00 pm: Adeel Khan ' "مساءلِ ترجمہ اور اردو زبان میں فلسفیانہ روش"

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites everyone interested to join us for a lecture on 

"مساءلِ ترجمہ اور اردو زبان میں فلسفیانہ روش"
Adeel Khan

6:00 pm

Adeel Khan is managing editor of Religions, a scholarly journal published by the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue, where he has worked since 2011. He studied at Wolfson College, Cambridge and he researches socio-cultural contexts of Islamic knowledge transmission.

Friday, May 29, 2015

متاع دل - اردو شاعرئ اورشعراء - Sun 31 May

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

Two Month Introductory Course
 on Urdu Poets & Poetry

متاعِ دل
اردو شاعرئ اور شعراء

with Atia Shirazi
Sundays and Tuesdays
5:30 - 6:30 pm

starting Sunday 31st May
قدر رکھتی نہ تھی متاعِ دل
سارے عالم میں میں دکھا لایا

Register: Email name, cell number to hast.o.neest@gmail.com
Join us for the first two sessions without registration!

Queries: 0300 847 1855