Sunday, October 23, 2016

Mon 24 Oct: 6:30 pm: Reading Shah Waliullah & Janam Sakhi with Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

 Hastoneest Lahore
Monday Reading Sitting
(Open, walk-in event)

Shah Waliullah (1703-1762, delhi):  
Fuyuz al Haramain (Graces of the Two Sanctuaries)
One of the famous books of Shah Waliullah Dehlavi about the blessings of and spiritual revelations about the two holy cities Makkah and Madinah sharif. 
& Janam Sakhi Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
Monday, 24 October
6:30 pm

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz started Shah Waliullah's book Fuyuz al Haramain at Hastoneest three years ago. He will now read the final chapters and experiences of the author at Mecca & Madina Sharif. 

PDF Fuyuz al Haramain: (Arabic with Urdu Translation:

Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 8493170

(1803 -1874) میر انیس: غزل سے مرثئے تک -Wed 26 Oct: 6:15 pm

Hastoneest Lahore
از کوچۂ رندان
(Open, walk-in event)

(1803 -1874) میر انیس: غزل سے مرثئے تک
قاسم جعفری

Wednesday, 26 October 2016
6:15 pm 

Qasim Jafri sahib has a special interest in Urdu language and poetry. He initiated the sitting on Urdu poetry at Hastoneest two years ago.

Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 8493170

Fri 28 Oct: 6:15 pm: 'The Singular Reality of Wujud (Being)' Mulla Sadra - Syed Uzair Abdullah Qadri

Open Lecture

'The Singular Reality of Wujud (Being)'

Harakat e Jauhari: Mulla Sadra (1571 - 1640, Shiraz, Basra)

Syed Uzair Abdullah Qadri
Friday, 28 October 2016
6:15 pm

With a post-graduate degree from Punjab University, Syed Uzair Abdullah is connected to the Qadiriyya Sufi Order. He has a special interest in and study of Sufic Metaphysics, Kalam, Quranic Exegesis, the Science of Hadith, Arabic Language and Poetry.

Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II, Lahore

Queries: 8493170

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hastoneest Islamabad: Courses starting Saturday, 29 Oct

Hastoneest Islamabad
Courses starting Saturday, 29 October 2016

Farsi for Beginners
Fawad Hamdani (IIU, Islamabad)
Duration: 3 Months
Fridays 6:15 pm and Saturdays 4:00 pm (to 5:30 pm)
Fee: Rs.3000/month

Calligraphy (Beginners)
Ustad Khawaja Muhammad Hussain
Duration: 3 Months
Saturdays and Sundays 4:00 - 6:00 pm
Fee: Rs.4000/month

Classical Music (Vocals, Beginners)
Ustad Sultan Fateh Ali Khan (Patiala Gharana)
Wednesdays 6:15 pm and Sundays 4:00 pm (to 5:30 pm)
Fee: Rs.6000/month

Sacred Geometry (Beginners)
Danish Bashir 
Duration: 3 Months
Saturdays 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Fee: Rs.4000/month

Miniature Painting
Fyza Fayyaz (NCA)
5-Day Workshop & Opening Lecture: Sunday, 20th November 2016

For Course Registration 
Send in 'Title, name, email address & cell number' to Query: 0300 8493170

For Hastoneest Islamabad Updates
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The Hastoneest Islamabad Venue for all courses is graciously offered by 
SyntecX  Learning Resource Centre (SLRC): 
2nd Floor, Al-Farooq Plaza, Main Kuri Road, 
near Zong HQ & near Chak Shehzad,  Islamabad.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

25 - 27 Oct: Workshop: Traditional Book Binding - Ustad Muhammad Tanvir

Hast o Neest Lahore
Traditional Book Binding
with Ustad Muhammad Tanvir

Tuesday 25 - Thursday, 27 October 2016
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Workshop Outline: One day theoretical presentation with history of book binding; two day practical with traditional stitching and binding techniques; including a weekend trip to a traditional book binding actual workshop.

Registration: Send in 'Name, Email Address & Cell Number' on 849 3170.

Ustad Muhammad Tanvir sahib has been in the book binding profession for more than thirty years in Lahore.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Hastoneest KAR: Fri 21 Oct - 'The Spiritual Masters or Saints of Karachi'

Hast o Neest Karachi Open Friday Sitting

The  Spiritual Masters or Saints of Karachi

A series of talks introducing the life and teachings of well-known 
& contemporary Spiritual Masters (of the Islamic Tradition)  that are buried in Karachi.

Spiritual Teacher

Shah Shahidullah Faridi (né John Gilbert Lennard) (1915–1978)

Presenter: Abbas Hussain
Friday, 21 October at 6:30  pm (including Q&A)
at Lyceum (The Lyceum, 78 Clifton, Karachi)

Shah Shahidullah Faridi (né Gilbert Lennard) (1915–1978) was a notable British Muslim Convert, born to a Christian family. He embraced Islam after reading "Kashf al-Mahjub" (The Unveiling of the Veiled), the classical treatise on Sufism written by Hazrat Syed Ali ibn Uthman al-Hujwiri urf Data sahib of Lahore. Though born and raised in a wealthy English family, he left his home in search of a Sufi shaikh. In India, he eventually met the Chishti Sabri shaikh, Hazrat Maulana Syed Muhammad Zauqi Shah and was initiated by him. 
The responsibilities of spiritual succession were entrusted to him when he turned forty, following which he shifted to Karachi and lived here for about thirty years.

He died on Ramadan 17th in 1978 and was buried at Sakhi Hassan Graveyard in Karachi where his mazaar is now located. 

Shah Shahidullah Faridi was a renowned writer on spiritual matters and was regarded as having great clarity and insight. His most acclaimed work is titled 'Inner Aspects of Faith'. 

Abbas Husain is a Pakistani scholar who has directed the Teachers' Development Centre since 1997. Husain regularly delivers public lectures and has made television appearances on various leading television channels in Pakistan elaborating on the Quranic text.

Queries: There are no registration formalities. This is a walk in event. For details:

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Friday 21 Oct: 6:30 pm: Documentary Viewing "Koran By Heart" by Greg Barker

Hastoneest Open Invitation
Documentary viewing & post-viewing discussion with Danish Bashir, specially recommended for children!

Friday,  21st October 2016 
at 6:30 pm 
 Director Greg Barker, 2011; Running Time: 90 min

Each year in Ramadan  100 students from more than 70 countries flock to Cairo, Egypt for the International Holy Quran Competition. Greg Barker, a former war correspondent and creator of films  captured the contest in a documentary “Koran by Heart”

Barker’s film tells the story of three 10-year-olds — two boys and one girl — as they travel to the competition in the pronunciation, recitation and perfected memorization of the Qur'an.

Queries: 8493170