Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Glimpses of Jewish Spirituality: Readings from Abraham Joshua Heschel

Hast-o-Neest
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a session

Glimpses of Jewish Spirituality: 
Readings from Abraham Joshua Heschel




Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 – 1972) was a Polish-born American rabbi 
and one of the leading Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. 
After a traditional education and studying for Orthodox rabbinical ordination, Heschel pursued his doctorate at the University of Berlin and a liberal rabbinic ordination. He served as professor of Jewish ethics and Mysticism until his death in 1972.

Dr. Qaiser Shahzad 
(International Islamic University, Islamabad)

Sunday, 20th April 2014
5:30 pm

Dr. Qaiser Shahzad is Assistant Professor in the Department of Aqeedah & Philosophy at IIU Islamabad. He is the author of the book 'Biomedical Ethics: Philosophical and Islamic Perspectives' (Islamabad: Islamic Research Institute, 2009) and has read numerous papers at national and international seminars.



Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
31 G, Gulberg II Lahore - Queries: 0300 847 1855


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

3-Day Seminar Course: Unraveling the Mystery of Proportion in Mughal Architecture - Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

Hast-o-Neest
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

The Ahmed Mimar Centre of Architecture

 Islamic Art & Culture Series
3-Day Seminar/Short Courses
February - May 2014

Seminar 03
Unraveling the Mystery of Proportion 
in Mughal Architecture

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
MA PRASADA, Leicester, UK, BArch, 
National College of Arts, Lahore

Wednesday 16th – Friday 18th April 


‘It can be argued that for our cultural context the message and philosophy of traditional art is still culturally relevant and appropriate as a valid artistic expression…. [I]t is above all the message of traditional art, whose harmony and beauty aims at reflecting something of the ‘timeless’, which is relevant and meaningful not only in our cultural context but at all times and in all places.’

The present seminar aims to investigate architectural design methods used in Mughal Architecture. The primary aim is to provide an introduction to the methods and principles used to determine the architectural form in Mughal Architecture. The theoretical background for Mughal design methods shall also be studied. 

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz is a practicing architect specializing in Islamic Architecture. He has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences on Islamic Art, Sacred Geometry and Tradition and Modernity. He teaches architecture at Imperial College of Business Studies, Lahore and conducts workshops on Islamic Architecture at various educational institutions.



Hastoneest  Seminar/Short  Courses are intensive learning courses of three days where leading scholars and members of the Hastoneest teaching faculty give participants an introductory understanding into topics related to tradition and modernity.

Reading material will be provided. Certificates will be issued for each course.
Venue: Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts, 31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore.
Timing: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with tea break)

REGISTERATION & DETAILS: 
Email or SMS: Seminar Number, Participant Name, Email Address & Cell Number - Email: hast.o.neest@gmail.com 0300-847 1855, 0300-849 3170

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Farsi - Level 1 - April 2014

Hast-o-Neest
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

Abu Rayhan Albiruni Centre of Languages


FARSI LEVEL 1
(12 weeks)
beginning Saturday, 12 April 2014


Saturdays and Sundays
4:00 to 5:00 pm
Teacher: Fatima Fayyaz
 (Oriental College, Punjab University & Khana-e-Farhang-e-Iran, Lahore)

REGISTER
Send in name, email address and cell number with ‘Farsi 1’
on 0300 847 1855/hast.o.neest@gmail.com

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 0300 847 1855

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Traditional Calligraphy - Khat-e-Kufi - Online (For students who live abroad or in other cities of Pakistan)

Hast-o-Neest
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

Khat-e-Kufi 
via Google Hangout
 - Level 1 (Online)

"The introductory course will cover the history and theory of traditional calligraphy and the practice of the Kufic script"

Ustad Irfan Ahmed Qureshi
Sundays, 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Course duration: Three months (12 classes)
                                                                              

...begins Sunday, 20 April 2014

REGISTER
Send in name, email address and cell number with 'Kufi Online’
on 0300 847 1855/hast.o.neest@gmail.com

Queries: 
hast.o.neest@gmail.com/0300 847 1855

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Miniature Painting - Level 1

Hast-o-Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

Ibn Muqla Centre of Arts


MINIATURE PAINTING (Level 1)
The world of Miniature Art is essentially form. Any art cannot be called ' traditional ' or 'Islamic ' on the grounds that its subjects originate in a spiritual truth; its formal language must bear witness to a similar origin. It is this 'formal language ' within the world of miniature painting which we will explore in this course.

Course Structure:
      The introductory three month course includes the theoretical, historical

 and practical aspects of this art.

Fyza Aamir (NCA)

           Monday, Wednesday, Fridays
 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Fyza Aamir, an NCA graduate has a degree in fine arts majoring in miniature painting. Her teachers include Professor Bashir Ahmed, Head of Department of Fine Arts at the National College of Arts and Ar. Taimoor Khan Mumtaz. 

REGISTER
Send in name, email address and cell number with ‘Miniature’
on 0300 847 1855/hast.o.neest@gmail.com

Venue:
Hast-o-Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts 
31 G, Gulberg II, Lahore 

Queries: 0300 847 1855


Monday, March 24, 2014

از کوچہء رندان - Urdu Poetry Sitting

از کوچہء رندان    
Az Koocha-e-Rindaan


Urdu Poetry Sitting 
with Qasim Jafri Sahib

WEDNESDAYS (FORTNIGHTLY): 
Wed 9 April, 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Hast-o-Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
31-G, Gulberg II (Lahore)
Queries: 0300 847 1855

Thursday, March 20, 2014

FARSI (BEGINNERS) ONLINE ON SKYPE

FARSI LANGUAGE (LEVEL 1) ONLINE
Farsi language classes for beginners 
on Skype and Google Hangout


Fatima Fayyaz 
(Oriental College & Khana-e-Farhang Iran)

Twice a week: Fridays and Sundays
Timing: 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Beginning 28th March 2014
(Duration: Three Months)

Register by Thursday, 27th March: 
Send in Name, Cell Number and Course Title on email (hast.o.neest@gmail.com) and text message (0300 847 1855)

Queries:
0300 847 1855