Saturday, September 1, 2012

Course: Introduction to Islamic Philosophy (16 Sessions)

Unit 1 starts Thursday 13th September 2012
Unit 2 starts Thursday 27th September 2012

Molla Hadi Sabzavari (1797–1873) was a famous Iranian Shi'ite Muslim philosopher, mystic, theologian and poet.
In 1836-37, Sabzavari  established a center for the study of Islamic philosophy and gnosis in Sabzavar. The school he established rivaled with the schools of Tehran and Isfahan due to his personality. This school became known as Madrasa-ye āji, where part of it still survives till this day. Scholars and students began to flock from all over Persia, Iraq, Turkey, Caucasus, India and even Tibet. His name became widespread all over Iran so much so that in 1857-158, when Naser-al-Din Shah Qajar made a pilgrame to Mashhad, he stopped in Sabzavar and paid a visit to hakim Sabzavari. The Qajar King became very impressed by the philosopher and asked his royal photographer Aqa Reza 'Akkas-Bashi to photograph the hakim. The picture, which is widely available, is the oldest picture of an Islamic philosopher. The Qajar king also requested from him a book in Persian containing the complete theory and cycle of traditional philosophy. Sabzavari obliged and composed the two Persian books: the Asrāral-ekam, which he dedicated to Naser al-Din Shah and also another book titled Hedāyat al-ālebin.
Sabzavari died in 1872. The date of his death is recorded in several chronographs, including the numerical value of the couplet: keh namord zendatar shud  ("He did not die but became more alive after his passing") which was composed by one of his students.

Introduction to Islamic Philosophy (URDU)
Units-I, II, III & IV  
(Each Unit is of 4 days duration -Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
There would be a Unit every fortnight, starting Thursday 13th September 2012)

5:00 to 6:00pm 


Register Online (Click here) or 
send in contact name, cell no./email id to 03008493170 or

Hamid Raza Fazil
(Specialist in Traditional
 Philosophy/Falsafa & Metaphysics/Irfan)

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Art
2-S, Gulberg II
(Turning left after Home Economics College on Main Boulevard coming from Jail Road)

Cell: 03008493170

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