Friday, March 25, 2011

Sunday 27th March: Classical Calligraphy Exhibition in Islamabad

This weekend there is no Sunday Lecture at Hast-o-Neest (which remains closed this Sunday) as we are hosting a classical calligraphy exhibition in Islamabad in an International Seminar on Sirah Writing.

Islamic Research Institute (IRI) and Iqbal International Institute for Research & Dialogue (IRD), International Islamic University, Islamabad

Silver Jubilee Celebrations (1985-2010)

International Seminar on
Modern Trends in Sirah Writing
26-28 March 2011

Rationale of the Seminar:
…the accumulation of writings on the Prophet (peace be upon him) in different languages is massive, rich and variegated. The modern period (circa 1800 onwards), in terms of writings on the Prophet, has been spectacularly productive. By carefully analyzing the different attitudes, trends, methodologies and contents of these writings an effort will be made to undertake a holistic evaluation of this period and to explore new vistas for future studies on Sirah.

Distinguished Delegates include:
Shaykh Dr. Yusuf Abdullah a-Qaradawi, Egypt, Dr. Salman Nadvi, South Africa, Prof. Dr. Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Aligarh Muslim University, India, Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik, Effurt University, Germany, Dr. Jonathan C. Brown, Georgetown University, Washington DC., USA, and Prof. Dr. Muzaffar Iqbal, President Centre for Islam and Science, Canada.

Hast-o-Neest Centre for Traditional Art & Culture, Lahore  in collaboration with IRI is holding a classical calligraphy exhibition for this seminar.

The seminar inaugural ceremony begins at 9:00 am, Saturday, March 26, Quaid-e-Azam Auditorium, Faisal Masjid Auditorium, IIUI, Islamabad. The farewell ceremony is on Monday, March 28, 4 pm. URL:, email:

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