Tuesday, July 22, 2014

2-Day Seminar: Comparative Religion: The Universal & The Particular

Hast-o-Neest
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Summer Study Programme 2014

2-Day Seminar
Comparative Religion:
The Particular & the Universal in Religions
Dr. Ejaz Akram

Thursday 24th & Friday 25th July 2014
5:00 to 7:00 pm (with iftar)


Programme:
·         The Theory & Philosophy of Religions
·         The Particular & the Universal in Religions
·         An Introductory Understanding of Different Religions
·         Religion in the World Today & Inter-Faith Dialogue


Dr. Ejaz Akram is an Associate Professor at Lahore University of Management Sciences in Religon & Politics. He holds a Ph.D. in World Politics from the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. He holds two M.A. Degrees in Comparative & Reigional Studies from the School of International Service at American University in Washington D.C. and in International Relations from CUA, Washington D.C.

His research involves the political philosophies of the Abrahamic and Eastern religious traditions and the interface of religion and politics in international relations. Dr. Ejaz Akram is writing "Traditional Political Philosophy of Islam: Remedy for Disaster Times" and publishing Political Philosophy of Iqbal.


Reading material will be provided. Course fee is Rs. 3000/participant.
Certificates issued on request. Further queries on 0300 847 1855/hast.o.neest@gmail.com

To Register
Send in 'Course Title, Name, Cell No. & Email'
on hast.o.neest@gmail.com or 0300 847 1855.

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

Friday, July 18, 2014

Seminar on Imam Ali (a.s.): "Ali-un-Babuha" (AUGUST 2014)

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


Ali-un-Babuha
Ali [a.s.] is its [the City of Knowledge] Gate
Prophetic Saying: أنا مدينة العلم وعلی بابها
An insight into Teachings, Sayings and Impact of Imam Ali (a.s.)

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014
(Date to be announced for August 2014 after Eid-ul-Fitr)
5:00 to 7:00 pm (with iftar)

Taimoor K. Mumtaz, Syed Hurr Hamadani
Syed Uzair Abdullah


PROGRAMME:

Excerpts from Sermons & Sayings of Hazrat Ali (r.a.)
Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
5:30 to 6:00 pm

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz is a practicing architect in Lahore, specializing in Islamic Architecture.  He holds an MA in South Asian Design & Architecture from De Montfort University, Leicester, UK (1999). He studied Architecture at National College of Arts, Lahore (1994).
He is also a Founding Member of Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts.  

Imam Ali (r.a.): The Gateway to Knowledge (Bab-ul-Ilm)
Syed Uzair Abdullah
6:00 - 7:00 pm

With a post-graduate degree from Punjab University, Sahibzada Syed Uzair Abdullah belongs to a family connected to the Qadiriyya Sufi Order and 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 & Poetry.


Background of Martyrdom of Imam Ali
Recital of Elegy-Marsiya by Mir Anees
Syed Hurr Hamdani
7:00-7:10 pm

 Syed Hurr Hamdani is a graduate from LUMS and a Masters Degree candidate at the University of Chicago (USA)



Registration is required for this event 
(although there are no charges and is open to all).

For Registration:
Send ‘Title, Name, Email Address & Cell Number’ on 0300 847 1855/hast.o.neest@gmail.com
Queries: 0300 847 1855




Monday, July 14, 2014

5-Day Workshop: Introduction to the World of Miniature Painting

Hast-o-Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
5-Day Workshop Summer Study Programme


Introduction to 
The World of Miniature Painting

Fyza Aamir
 & Murad Khan Mumtaz

Friday, 18th – Wednesday, 23rd July 2014
(Class will not be held on Sunday 20 July)

4:30 pm to 6:30 pm





The world of Miniature Art is essentially form. Any art cannot be called ' traditional ' or 'Islamic ' on the grounds that it's subjects originate in a spiritual truth ; it's formal language must bear witness to a similiar origin.

Every traditional art is founded on a science of forms, on the symbolism inherent in the forms. A symbol is not merely a conventional sign. As Titus Burkckhardt clearly defines it , a symbol manifests an archetype by virtue of a definite ontological law. It is this 'formal language ' within the world of miniature painting which we will explore in this course.

5-Day Schedule:
- Introduction to the Illustrated Manuscript & the Art of the Book
- Introduction to the Schools of Miniature Painting
-Presentation on the Lahore Museum Miniature Paintings
- Practical: Pencil Assignment & Simple Composition with Qalam & Wasli


Fyza Aamir 
has a BFA in Miniature Painting, National College of Arts, 
Lahore and teaches Miniatures at Hastoneest. 

Murad Khan Mumtaz
 has a BFA in Miniature Painting, National College of Arts and is a Phd candidate at Virginia University, USA.


Reading material will be provided. Course fee is Rs. 5000/participant. 
Certificates issued on request. Further queries on 0300 847 1855/hast.o.neest@gmail.com

To Register
Send in 'Course Title, Name, Cell No. & Email' 
on hast.o.neest@gmail.com or 0300 847 1855.

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


Monday, July 7, 2014

5-Day Workshop on Traditional Calligraphy

Hast-o-Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

5-Day Summer Study Workshop: 
SUBTLETIES OF TRADITIONAL CALLIGRAPHY - LAHORI NASTALIQ
Khattat Irfan Qureshi


Thursday 10th to Tuesday 15th  July 2014
(No class on Sunday 13 July)

5:00 to 7:00 pm (with iftari)


The Five-Day Workshop will cover the following aspect with practicals:

·         Introduction to Calligraphy
- The seven classical scripts & Tools & Materials

·         The Invention of Nastaliq & Nastaliq in the Sub-Continent
- its great masters and different Schools/Dabistans
-Nastaliq script in the Mughal Era – (Multimedia Presentation)

·         Lahori Nastaliq
- Schools/Dabistans during the British Raj
- Ustad Abdul Majeed Parveen Raqam & the Invention of Lahori Nastaliq

·         Nastaliq after Partition
- Pakistani Masters

REGISTRATION

Send ‘Title, Name, Cell Number & Email Address’ on 0300 847 1855/hast.o.neest@gmail.com

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ramadan Programme July 2014



Hast-o-Neest
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts


RAMADAN PROGRAMME JULY 2014

CALLIGRAPHY EXHIBITION:
Opening 4th July till end July
11:00 am to iftar

(Open to all)

‘THE SELF-DISCLOSURE OF GOD’
HASTONEESTBOOKS EXHIBITION:
Opening 30th June till end July
11:00 am to iftar

(Open to all)

PHILOSOPHY-SUFISM-ARTS SUMMER STUDY:
5:30 – 7:30 pm (with iftari)

2-Day Seminar Course:
3rd/4th:
The Nature of Divine Knowledge:
In view of Islamic Philosophy & Theology
Maulana Hamid Reza Fazil
Dr. Qaiser Shahzad (International Islamic University Islamabad)

24th/25th:
Comparative Religion:
The Particular & the Universal in Religions
Dr. Ejaz Akram (LUMS)

5-Day Workshop:
7th/11th:
Introduction to Traditional Calligraphy:
Irfan Ahmed Qureshi

14th/18th:
Introduction to Miniatures:
Fyza Aamir

Registration:
Send ‘Title, Name, Cell Number, Email Address’ to
0300 847 1855/hast.o.neest@gmail.com

CHILDREN:

Traditional Calligraphy:
Irfan Ahmed Qureshi
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11:00 to 12:00 pm

Quran Stories:
Kausar Ali
Mondays and Thursdays, 11:00 to 12:00 pm

Tajweed Quran:
Syed Tayyab Ali
Saturday & Sundays, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Registration:
Send ‘Title, Name, Cell Number, Email Address’ to
0300 847 1855/hast.o.neest@gmail.com

SITTINGS:
(Open to All)
(Date will be announced on the emailing list and on FB/Twitter)
(Timing at 6:15 to 7:15 pm with iftari)

Diwan-e-Farid (Thursdays - Fortnightly): Dr. Shahzad Qaiser
Az Koocha-e-Rindaan (Urdu Poetry: Wednesdays - Fortnightly): Qasim Jafri
Dars: Syed Uzair Abdullah

(REGULAR CLASSES
will be held with ramzan timings)


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






Wednesday, June 18, 2014

2-Day Course: Metaphysics of Punjabi Sufi Poetry




Hast-o-Neest
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

Baba Fariduddin Masud Ganj Shakr 
Khawaja Ghulam Farid
Baba Husayn Shah


2-Day Seminar Course:
THE METAPHYSICS OF PUNJABI SUFI POETRY
Dr. Shahzad Qaiser & Amna Hayat Khan


Dr Shahzad Qaiser, Federal Secretary (Retd), did his Masters in Philosophy from the University of the Punjab with Arnold Gold Medal, and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan with Allah Nawaz Khan Tareen Gold Medal. He is the recipient of Pitras Bokhari Award in English Literature; Waris Shah Award in Punjabi Literature; Khawaja Ghulam Farid Gold Medal, Islamia University, Bahawalpur; President’s Award for Pride of Performance (Literature) and Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Literature). He has authored books on the subjects of Metaphysics, Religion and Philosophy in English including ‘Understanding Diwan-i-Farid’ and ‘The Metaphysical and Cultural Perspectives of Khawaja Ghulam Farid’s Poetry and Iqbal’. He is a Punjabi poet using the genre of ‘Kafi’. He has also written Urdu Inshaiya (Light Essays).


Amna Hayat Khan has done her Masters in English from Kinnaird College, Lahore and Masters in Women Studies from the University of York, U.K. She is deeply steeped in the tradition of Punjabi Sufi poetry. She has rendered ‘Abiyat’ of Hazrat Sultan Bahu into English Prose. She has interpreted the Quatrains of the great Sufi Master in the Light of Tradition. 

Thursday 26 to Friday 27 June 2014

5:30 to 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION:
Send in 'Title, Name, Cell No. and Email Address' 
on 0300 847 1855 or hast.o.neest@gmail.com

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