Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
& Asian Study Group
invite you to a poetry and prose reading in tribute to 
Mehboob-e-Ilahi Hazrat Shaikh Syed Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya r.a.
 حضرت شیخ خواجہ سیّد محمد نظام الدّین اولیاء                       

“Arab Yār Tori Basant Manāī!” 
“We celebrate Spring for you, O Arab friend!”
– His Disciple (Murid) and Khalifa Hazrat Abul Hassan Amir Khusru Dehlvi's greeting on the occasion of Basant – the festival of Spring – as recorded in the first-hand account, Nizami Bansari

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
 Fatima Fayyaz
with Shahzad Khalil on the Sitar
and Guest Artist Maham Sohail

Monday, 2nd June 2014

7:00 pm
(Programme followed by langar at 8:00 pm)

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

TAIMOOR KHAN MUMTAZ is a practising architect working at Kamil Khan Mumtaz
Architects. He specialises in Islamic Architecture  and is the founding director of ‘Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts.

FATIMA FAYYAZ studied the Farsi language at Oriental College, Punjab University 
and at Khana e Farhang in Lahore. She is currently sitting for her Masters in Farsi Literature 
and teaches Farsi at Hast-o-Neest.

SHAHZAD KHALIL is  from a family of Qawwals and chose to learn the Sitar instead of adopting his family's genre in music . His style of playing the Sitar is tuneful and soulful. Shahzad Khalil teaches the Sitar at Hast-o-Neest.

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