Monday, December 31, 2012

Series of lectures on 'تزکیہ نفس اور متوازن شخصیت' Qasim Ali Shah

Hast-o-Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a series of lectures (Urdu) 
on four Thursdays of January 2013...
(3rd, 10th, 17th & 31st January 2013)


تزکیہ نفس اور متوازن شخصیت
'Tazkiya-Nafs & Personality Development'
Qasim Ali Shah

Thursday, 3rd January 2013
at 5:30 pm

at Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore (lane after College of Home Economics on Main Boulevard)



Qasim Ali Shah is a leading student trainer and career counsellor. He received his training in the fields of self improvement, career planning and the corporate sector. He has conducted 
hundreds of training sessions and thousands of students have been trained by him.

Queries: 0300 849 3170
URL: hastoneest.com

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sunday Tour

Hast-o-Neest
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a Sunday afternoon at

Mausoleum of Hazrat Baba Hasan Din (r.a.)


Hazrat Baba Hasan Din  (r.a.) (d.1968) was a Qadri Qalandari saint 
who was born in Birmingham, England (Alfred Victor) and is buried near the Shalimar Gardens in Lahore.

Programme - Sunday, 30th December 2012
Collect at Hast-o-Neest Gulberg at 2:45 pm 
& leave for the Mausoleum by 3:00 pm

Tour of the Mausoleum - 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm  
Taimoor Khan Mumtaz will give a tour of the mausoleum which is designed by Kamil Khan Mumtaz Architects and built on traditional methods of construction.

Talk on Hazrat Baba Hasan Din (r.a.) - 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm 
Shahid Niaz Khan will give a talk at the mausoleum on the life and teachings of Hazrat Baba Hasan Din (r.a.)

Tea 4:30 to 5:00 pm

Queries:03008493170



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Lecture on Wisdom of Imam Ali (karamullah wajhul karim)

Lecture via Skype
Wisdom of Imam Ali 
(karamullah wajhul karim)
(Selections from Nahjulbalagha) (urdu)


Thursday, 27th December 2012
at 5:30 pm

The lecture will be projected in the library and 
can be attended online* via Skype I.D. Hast-o-Neest

*If you wish to participate online, kindly send in your own Skype ID request to the Skype ID 'Hast-o-Neest' - and log in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time with your mic switched off - Questions can be written at the end of the talk and Hasan Rizvi shb will answer them via Skype.




Syed M. Hasan Rizvi studied the religious sciences at Jamia al Hujjat, Islamabad for ten years. He has an M.A in Political Science from Punjab University and MPhil in Philosophy and Aqeeda (Ahl-e-Sunnat) from International Islamic University, Islamabad. 



Hast-o-Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 03008493170




Monday, December 24, 2012

Karachi: Lecture Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi - 30th December

Hast-o-Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a lecture in KARACHI

‘Contemporary Crises and Spiritual Challenges: A Qur'anic Response’
Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi


Sunday, December 30, 2012 
at Pakistan American Cultural Centre (PACC) Auditorium 
at  6: 30 pm - 
Guests are requested to be seated by 6:15 p.m. 


Registeration & Queries: 
arusha.kamlani@gmail.com or via sms 0321-2027778
 - with the number of invitation cards needed 


Reza Shah-Kazemi studied International Relations and Politics at Sussex and Exeter Universities before obtaining his PhD in Comparative Religion from the University of Kent in 1994. He has authored several works, including most recently The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam (2012); Justice and Remembrance: Introducing the Spirituality of Imam 'Ali (2006). He is currently working on a biography of Imam Ali, entitled: The Triumph of Sanctity: 'Ali b. Abi Talib; and a volume of essays entitled: The Same God? Essays on Muslim-Christian Understanding.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

25th December Arifana Dars Dr. Shahzad Qaiser

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


Arifana Dars - Doctrinal Sitting   
Dr. Shahzad Qaiser
(Vice President, Iqbal Academy Pakistan)

Tuesday, 25th December, 2012 
4:00 to 5:00 pm

Hast-o-Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 0300 849 3170

Friday, December 21, 2012

Sunday 23rd Dec. Poetry, Prose & Music

Hast-o-Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to the sitting on

'Poetry, Prose and Music'

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz, 
Maya Khan of Dabestan-e-Iqbal and 
Zohaib Hassan Saranginawaz. 

Sunday, 23rd December 2012


The programme begins at 4:00 pm.

Queries:03008493170

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Ibn al Arabi's Fusus al Hikam

Announcement: 

Ibn al Arabi's Fusus al Hikam with Hamid Reza Fazil will resume from Friday, 21st December to Monday, 24th December 2012 - Timings: Friday & Monday: 5:00 to 6:00 and Saturday & Sunday 3:30 to 4:30 pm (Course fee: Rs.500-1000 per unit)

Jabr aur Ikhtiar with Hamid Reza Fazil (2 days) will be held Friday & Monday (21st & 24th December) 6:30 to 7:30 pm..(Course Fee: Rs.500)

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 03008493170

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Lecture on Ethical Values in Islam


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

"The Spiritual Source of Ethical Values in Islam"
Dr. Reza Shah-Kazemi

Wednesday, 19th December 2012
6:00 pm


Video streaming by Ustream

Video streaming by Ustream

Reza Shah-Kazemi studied International Relations and Politics at Sussex and Exeter Universities before obtaining his PhD in Comparative Religion from the University of Kent in 1994. He has authored several works, including most recently The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam (IIS/IB Tauris, 2012). He is currently working on a volume of essays entitled: The Same God? Essays on Muslim-Christian Understanding. He is also working on a biography of Imam Ali:The Triumph of Sanctity: Ali b. Abi Talib

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 03008493170

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Calligraphy Conference Papers Livestream

Sarir-e-Khama 
International Calligraphy Conference

Senate Hall, Punjab University, Old Campus, Lahore
(organized by College of Art & Design, University of the Punjab)
Monday, 10th December - Thursday, 13th December 2012


Mr. Taimoor Khan Mumtaz - Modernity, Tradition & Art
&
Maryam Moudi

Dr. Reza Shah Kazemi - "Metaphysics & Aesthetics' Beauty & Unity in Islam"
&
Mr. Kamil Khan Mumtaz - "Traditional Calligraphy & Modern Art"


Dr. Salah Sherzad 

Ms. Emma Clark -"Calligraphy and the Islamic Garden (reference to Taj Mahal & the Alhambra)"


Opening: 
Monday 10th December 
(Senate Hall, Anna Molka Art Gallery, Pearl Courtyard):

The Opening Ceremony, Inauguration of Exhibitions
College of Art & Design/ Calligraphers Association of Pakistan
3:00 to 5:00 pm

"Tamam Alam Mast - Poetry Recital at the Pearl Courtyard
College of Art & Design/Hast-o-Neest
6:00 pm

Conference papers: 
Tuesday, 11th December & Wednesday, 12th December (Senate Hall):

Papers read by the following speakers will be 
Broadcast Live on our Live  Channel 
('Hast o Neest' Skype will also be open):

Tuesday 11th December 2012:
Dr. Reza Shah Kazemi at 9:30 am
"Metaphysics & Aesthetics' Beauty & Unity in Islam"

Mr. Kamil Khan Mumtaz at 10:30 am
"Traditional Calligraphy & Modern Art"

Mr. Kazim Khurasani at 1:00 pm
"Calligraphy from beginning to Qajar period"

Wednesday, 12th December 2012:
Mr. Taimoor Khan Mumtaz at 11:40 am
Modernity, Tradition & Art

Ms. Emma Clark at 12:20 pm
"Calligraphy and the Islamic Garden (reference to Taj Mahal & the Alhambra)"

Mr. Khursheed Gohar Qalam at 3:30 pm
"The Evolution of nastaliq Scripts from Mir Ali Tabrezi to Abdul Majeed Parveen Raqam"

Calligraphy Workshop
13th December 2012

Conference Queries: 
sarirekhama.iccpu@gmail.com
042-99211604-608

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Arabic Level 1 & 4 - 15th December


Arabic Language Course

ARABIC LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 4
Level 1 & Level 4 classes begin Saturday 15th December 2012!



Classical Quranic & Conversational Arabic Course Outline:
Level 1: Vocabulary & Basic Grammar: 1 month duration

Twice a week - Saturdays & Sundays 
Level 1: 2:00 to 3:00 pm
Level 4: 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Teacher: 
Qari Khalid Uthman Alvi (Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt)

Register online by Friday 14th December 2012 (click here)
 or register by sending contacts (name & cell number) 
to 03008493170 or hast-o-neest@gmail.com

at 
Hast-o-Neest
(Gulberg location) 2-S Gulberg II

(Turning left after Home Economics College on Main Boulevard coming from Jail Road)

Queries:
03008493170

Monday, December 3, 2012

Lecture Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr


Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
cordially invite you to 


A lecture (via Skype from Washington D.C.) by
Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr





Thursday, 13th December 2012  (insha'llah!)
8:00 pm (Sharp)

Venue: Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) NIB Auditorium

Programme: 
Introduction by Dr. Ejaz Akram (Assoc.Prof., LUMS) - 8:00 to 8:10 pm
Lecture by Dr.Seyyed Hossein Nasr - 8:10 pm
Question & Answer Session - 9:15 pm to 9:30 pm
Tea - 9:35 pm

REGISTRATION IS OPEN TILL Wednesday 12th December:
To register kindly send contact name, cell number & email address to
hast.o.neest@gmail.com or on 0008493170 for a guest list to be provided to LUMS security (Guests might be asked for their ID cards)

Queries:03008493170


Seyyed Hossein Nasr, currently University Professor of Islamic Studies at the George Washington University, Washington D.C. is one of the most important and foremost scholars of Islamic, Religious and Comparative Studies in the world today. Author of over fifty books and five hundred articles which have been translated into several major Islamic, European and Asian languages, Professor Nasr is a well known and highly respected intellectual figure both in the West and the Islamic world.

Friday, November 30, 2012

100 Ghazals of Rumi

Announcement: 

Regular sitting of 100 Ghazals of Maulana Rumi 
with Maulana Ahmed Javed sahib will be held this
Sunday, 2nd December 2012 
at 4 pm

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 03008493170

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jabr aur Ikhtiar

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
announces a Four (4)-Day Study Circle on

"Jabr aur Ikhtiar - 
Quran, Burhan aur Irfan ke aine mein"
(Divine Compulsion & Free Will - 
as viewed by the Quran, Philosophy & Metaphysics)
with
Maulana Hamid Reza Fazil

Friday, 30th November to Monday 3rd December 2012
6:00 to 7:00 pm (Friday & Monday), 2:00 to 3:00 pm (Saturday & Sunday)
Unit Fee: Rs.1000 (Rs.500 for students)


Queries:03008493170

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Discussion on Fana aur Takhleeq-e-Kainaat

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

"Ibn al Arabi: Fana aur Takhleeq-e-Kainaat "
 (Denial of Self & Creation of the Cosmos)


Video streaming by Ustream

Syed Uzair 
 Sunday 9th December 2012 
 at 4:00 pm



(Previous Lecture: "Hub aur Takhleeq-e-Kainaat" 
by Syed M. Uzair at Hast-o-Neest
...Fa ahbabtu an u'rafa fa khalaqtu al khalq
 (...I Loved to be Known, so I Created the World...Hadith Qudsi)
22nd January 2012)



Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Remembering Imam Hussain (a.s.)



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

Remembering Imam Hussain (a.s.)
(Soz-o-Salam & Marsia of Lucknow, Poetry Recital and Persian/Arabic Noha)

Friday, 23rd November 2012
4:00 to 5:00 pm

Programme:

Introduction: 4:00 to 4:15 pm

1. Introduction by Syed Qasim Jafri
2. Salaam on Hazrat Zahra (r.a.) by Asad Jahan 
3. Soz Jab Khana-e-Zindaan Mein by Hussain Baandi

Poetry Recital: 4:15 to 4:35 pm

A collection of farsi and urdu poetry on Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s.) 
read by Fatima Fayyaz & Naveed Riaz

Marsia, Soz & Noha: 4:35 to 5:00 pm

1. Marsia Mir Anees by Z.A.Bukhari
2. Soz - Rawangi Baraay Maidan-e-Karbala by Zahid Naqvi
3. Shahadat-e-Hussain by Zahid Naqvi
4. Noha - Mazlum Hussain Janam - in Arabic and Farsi with English translation 
by Nazar al Qatari (a power point presentation)

Dua

at
Hast-o-Neest
2-S, Gulberg II, Lahore 
(Turn left after Home Economics College on Main Boulevard coming from Jail Road)

Queries: 0300 849 3170


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Arifana Dars Imam Hussain (a.s.) - Dr. Shahzad Qaiser


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

Arifana Dars - Doctrinal Sitting on 
Shahadat Hazrat Imam Hussain (a.s.) 

Dr. Shahzad Qaiser


Thursday, 22nd November, 2012 
4:00 to 5:00 pm

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 03008493170/hast.o.neest@gmail.com

Monday, November 12, 2012

Fifth & Final Unit: Islamic Philosophy & Ibn al Arabi


  

Fifth & Final Unit of two courses (urdu)

Introduction to Islamic Philosophy & Ibn al Arabi's Fusus al Hikam 
Thursday, 15th November to Sunday, 18th November

Mulla Sadra
Sadr al-Din Muhammad b. Ibrahim b. Yahya Qawami Shirazi (ca. 1571–1636) is arguably the most significant Islamic philosopher after Avicenna. Best known as Mulla Sadra, he was later given the title of Sadr al-Muta’allihin (Master of the theosists) for his approach to philosophy that combined an interest in theology and drew upon insights from mystical intuition.  




Timings: 3:00 to 4:00 pm (& 2:00 to 3:00 pm - Saturday, Sunday)
Fees: Rs.1000/Unit



Timings: 4:30 to 5:30 pm (& 3:30 to 4:30 pm - Saturday, Sunday) FeesRs.1000/Unit
* (Internet permitting) The talk will broadcast live on our Live Channel on hastoneest.com. 
(The recording will be later available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hast-o-neest )
- Those interested can also join in the talk via Skype - 'Hast-o-Neest' is our Skype ID"

Register Online (Click here) or send in contact name, cell no./email id to 03008493170  or hast.o.neest@gmail.com
Faculty: 
Hamid Raza Fazil 
(Specialist in Traditional Philosophy/Falsafa & Metaphysics/Irfan)
Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Art
2-S, Gulberg II
Queries: 03008493170

Monday, November 5, 2012

Online sitting on the Wisdom of Imam Ali (as)

Thursday, 8th November 2012
 5:00 to 6:00 pm

Online Sitting via Skype via Qum, Iran* 
The Wisdom of Imam Ali (as)
Syed M. Hasan Rizvi

The place in the mosque in Kufa from where Imam Ali (as) used to 
deliver sermons, and orders of Justice

Selections from Nahjulbalagha
 'نہج البلاغہ سے اقتباس'


*If you wish to participate, kindly send in your own Skype ID request to the Skype ID 'Hast-o-Neest' - and log in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time with your mic switched off - Questions can be written at the end of the talk and Hasan Rizvi shb will answer them via Skype. (Please note that the class will be audio only)

Previous sitting recording: 



Nahjulbalagha:

Al-Sharif Al-Radi Abu al Hasan (Baghdad, 970-1015) is the compiler of letters, sermons and sayings of Imam Ali (a.s.) known as Nahjul Balaghah - Peak of Eloquence.

Al-Seyyed al-Razi completed his education at the age of twenty. His fame as a poet overshadowed his excellence in all other fields. Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Ahmad al-Tabari (d. 393/1002-3), a faqih of the Maliki school gifted a  house to him when he found out he had no residence of his own. In those days due to a climate of tolerance at least among scholars and students, the Shi'ah and Sunni students used to attend classes of teachers belonging to different sects. A number of al-Radi's teachers were Sunni and Mu'tazili. Al-Sharif al-Radi had intimate friendly relations of mutual respect and love with eminent contemporary scholars, poets and writers professing different faiths, which was an indication of his broad humanism and tolerance. 


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Talk on "Development, Degeneration & Man's Will"

Hast-o-Neest 
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a short presentation & talk on

"Development, Degeneration & Man's Will*"
by
Riaz Kamlani

Part recording: https://vimeo.com/52980955

Monday, 5th November 2012
4:00 - 5:00 pm

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2-S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 03008493170

* (Internet permitting) The talk will broadcast live
 - on our Live Channel on hastoneest.com. 
- The recording will be later available at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/hast-o-neest 
- Those interested can also join in the talk via Skype - 'Hast-o-Neest' is our Skype ID"


Riaz Ahmed Kamlani is currently working as Vice President with The Citizens Foundation. Prior to this, he worked with Shell International for over ten years in Pakistan, United Kingdom, South Africa and Dubai in numerous key roles managing diverse teams.

Riaz’s academic qualifications include an MSc in Development Management from the Open University in United Kingdom and a BBA & MBA from The Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. He has also participated in leadership and management development programs at MIT, Cranfield University and Brighton University in the United Kingdom.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

100 Ghazals of Rumi

The monthly sitting on the 
"100 Ghazals of Maulana Rumi" 

with Maulana Ahmed Javed sahib
will resume on 
Sunday, 4th November 2012 
at 4:00 pm at Hast-o-Neest.

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 03008493170

Monday, October 29, 2012

Lecture series on "Ethics of Disagreement"

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you the third and final part of the series of lectures 

"Ethics of Disagreement: 
Differences of Opinion among the Muslim Ummah - Final and Part III

Maulvi Jehangir Mehmud (MJM)


 3rd Lecture: Sunday, 16th December 2012 
4:00 pm




Video streaming by Ustream

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 03008493170


Teacher, Teacher-Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Islamic Research Scholar and Educationist in Pakistan. MJM's speeches, ideas and activism have helped change perspectives in Pakistan’s tri-stream education.
He is the co-founder and Executive Director of the ‘Society for Educational Research’, a Research and Development proactive think-tank that is striving for the reform of Education in Pakistan.
He has helped to found and run Islamic full time and part time schools throughout the country.He has served as an advisor and on the Boards of dozens of schools and Madaris in Pakistan, United States, United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, India and other countries.He has presented multiple papers in national & international conferences.He is regularly invited by TV and Newspapers as an expert on Islamic EducationHas his own weekly radio show that focuses on discussions about Education.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Unit IV: Islamic Philosophy & Ibn al Arabi's Fusus

Unit IV: Islamic Philosophy (5:00 to 6:00 pm): 
The Argument of "Itihaad Aa'lim wa Ma'loom"
(between philosophers, mutakallimin and urafa with comparison to western philosophy)

(A brief clip where Fazil shb uses "mantaq" to explain "zaroorat-e-akhas"...)


Video streaming by Ustream  &
Unit 1V: Ibn al Arabi's Fusus al Hikam (6:30 to 7:30 pm)
Fus-Chapter on Hazrat NUH (a.s.)

(A brief clip where Fazil shb explains Hazrat Ibn al Arabi's view on "tashbih" & "tanzih")



Video streaming by Ustream
with Allama Hamid Raza Fazil starts 

SUNDAY, 21st October to WEDNESDAY, 24th October 2012!

(Fee; Rs. 1000/unit)

Watch by Clicking 'Live Channel' Tab.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wisdom of Imam Ali (kw)



Thursday, 25th October 2012 - 5:00 to 6:00 pm 

ONLINE SITTING (URDU)*
The Wisdom of Imam Ali
 Karamullahu Wajh-ul-Karim
 (Selections from Nahj-ul-Balaghah)

(The sitting will be conducted via internet via Skype at 5:00 pm from Qom, Iran)

Audio Recording:


If you wish to participate kindly send in  your own Skype ID to the Skype ID: 'Hast-o-Neest'  -
and log in 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time with your mic switched off - 
questions can be written at the end of the talk and Hasan Rizvi sahib will answer the questions via Skype 

(Please note the video aspect of Skype will be automatically switched off in the class - the class will be audio only)

'Introduction to Nahj ul Balaghah'
Syed M.Hasan Rizvi

Queries: 03008493170
(*The Wisdom of Imam Ali (kw) sittting is held on a thursday, once a month)


Al-Sharif Al-Radi Abu al Hasan (Baghdad, 970-1015) is the compiler of letters, sermons and sayings of Imam Ali (a.s.) known as Nahjul Balaghah - Peak of Eloquence.

Hundreds of manuscripts of Nahj al-balaghah in various libraries of the world and even a greater number of the manuscripts of other earlier works containing al-'Imam 'Ali's utterances invite all seekers of truth to trace the sources and ascertain the authenticity of Nahj al-balaghah. There are also numerous documents available which contain certificates and testimonials issued by eminent scholars to their pupils authorizing them to narrate the contents of Nahj al-balaghah along with the permission to narrate ahadith of the Prophet (saw) and the Imams (as).

Al-Seyyed al-Razi completed his education at the age of twenty. His fame as a poet overshadowed his excellence in all other fields. Abu Ishaq Ibrahim ibn Ahmad al-Tabari (d. 393/1002-3), a faqih of the Maliki school gifted a  house to him when he found out he had no residence of his own. In those days due to a climate of tolerance at least among scholars and students, the Shi'ah and Sunni students used to attend classes of teachers belonging to different sects. A number of al-Radi's teachers were Sunni and Mu'tazili.

Al-Sharif al-Radi had intimate friendly relations of mutual respect and love with eminent contemporary scholars, poets and writers professing different faiths, which was an indication of his broad humanism and tolerance. 


Monday, October 1, 2012

Dars - Doctrinal Sitting

On the occasion of the
Annual 'Bhandara
on the last sunday of 'Asu'

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

Dars - Doctrinal Sitting  
by
Dr. Shahzad Qaiser

Sunday, 14th October 2012 at 12:30 pm
(Dua 1:50 pm - Langar 2:00 pm)



at

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries:03008493170

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Arabic Level II

Announcement:

Arabic Level II Class starts Friday 28th September 2012
3:00 to 5:00 pm (once a week)
Qari Khalid Uthman Alvi

Queries:03008493170

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Lectures on Capitalism

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a series of lectures on

Capitalism & the Crisis of Civilization
by
Dr. Syed Akmal Hussain

“…[the third point in calling this lecture a “crisis” of civilization].. This Economic and Social system is associated with inculcating a particular relationship between human beings  which is very different from the traditional relationship that we have seen over hundreds, thousands of years ..it systematically develops – as Erich Fromm has argued -  aggressiveness in acquisition, competition.. so this aggressiveness is combined with greed…celebrated by economists as greed is what keeps the market functioning…” Dr. Syed Akmal Hussain



Video streaming by Ustream

Video streaming by Ustream
The first lecture in the series was held on Sunday, 30th September 2012 -
The second lecture in the series was held on Tuesday, 16th October 2012 at 6:00 pm

The third and final lecture will be held at a convenient date in November 2012

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 03008493170

Dr. Akmal Hussain is an economist, author and social activist. He is currently Distinguished Professor of Economics, Forman Christian College University, Member, Governing Board, South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS), and Senior Fellow, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE).

He has also recently advised the Federal Government of Pakistan on economic policy as Chairman, Working Group on Institutions for Development, Panel of Economists and as Chairman of the Working Group on Poverty Reduction for Pakistan’s Tenth Five Year Plan.

Dr. Hussain has helped build organizations for overcoming poverty at the village, district, provincial and national levels in Pakistan. These include the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) at the national level and Punjab Rural Support Program (PRSP) at the provincial level.
Apart from a large number of papers, reports and newspaper articles, Dr. Hussain has authored three books on development policy and has co-authored 27 other books on issues of poverty, peace and development, which have been internationally published.

Dr. Akmal Hussain has a B.A. Honours Degree in Economics from Cambridge University and
Ph.D. in Economics from Sussex University.