Monday, January 9, 2017

Wed Jan 11: 6:00 pm: From Oxford to Karachi, From John to Shah Shahidullah Faridi (1915-1978)- by Abbas Hussain

Lahore Hast o Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts 
Open Guest Lecture

From Oxford to Karachi, from
Wodehouse to Data Ganj Baksh,
A Spiritual Master of Karachi: 
John Gilbert Shahidullah Faridi (r.a.)

by Abbas Hussain

Wednesday, January 11; 6:00 pm
Hastoneest Lahore (3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II, Lahore)

Shah Shahidullah Faridi (né John Gilbert Lennard) (1915–1978) was a notable British Muslim Convert who embraced Islam after reading "Kashf al-Mahjub" (The Unveiling of the Veiled), the classical treatise on Sufism written by Hazrat Ali ibn Uthman al-Hujwiri, and eventually took initiation (bayt) in the Chishtia Sufi Order. He is buried at Sakhi Hassan Graveyard in Karachi. 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.

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