Wednesday, March 28, 2012

100 Ghazals of Maulana Rumi Sitting

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Announcement: The monthly 100 Ghazals of Maulana Rumi with Ahmed Javed Sahib will now be held on Saturday 7th April, 3:30 - 5:00 pm instead of Saturday 31st March due to closure of the Mall.

Sitting on Jamaliat of Arabic Calligraphy

      Jamaliat of Arabic Calligraphy
       (Inaugural monthly sitting)

Master Calligrapher Ghulam Rasul Manzar Raqm
(Ex-President Calligraphers Association of Pakistan)

 and Irfan Ahmed Qureshi

on Wednesday, 4th April 2012
at 5:00 pm


5: 00 pm A Multimedia Presentation on Jamaliat of Arabic Calligraphy by Irfan Qureshi
5:15 pm Talk by Manzar Raqm
5:45 pm Question & Answer Session

(Regularly held on the first saturday of every month)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

23rd March Weekend Break at Mall Road

Announcement: Hast-o-Neest Center at Mall Road will be closed for the Friday, 23rd March to Sunday, 25th March 2012 Weekend. Thank you.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Inauguration of Institute of Traditional Studies

Centre for Traditional Art & Culture

invites you 
to the Urs Ceremony of

Hazrat Baba Sufi Muhammad Tufayl (rehmatullah alaeh) 

and the inauguration of the
Institute of Traditional Studies
Event Page on Facebook 

on Sunday 25th March 2012
at Purana Kahna, Ferozepur Road, Lahore
12:00 noon

Hazrat Baba Sufi Muhammad Tufayl (d.2000) was deeply steeped in the Primordial tradition of 'faqr'. He was well versed in metaphysical and religious traditions of the world. He was unlettered. He narrated Sufi poetry, anecdotes and tales of the friends of God with mystic meaning. As his disciple, Dr.Shahzad Qaiser, will lead the dars or doctrinal sitting in the light of the discourses of Baba Sufi Muhammad Tufayl (r.a.) in which he constantly manifested the 'Oneness of Being' for more than fifty years. His talk was not structured nor formalised. He did not sermonise. He endeavoured to evoke the love of God and His Prophet (s.a.w) in everyone.

12:00 pm Guests Arrival 
12:30 pm Introduction to Hazrat Baba Sufi MuhammadTufayl (r.a.) & Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies 
1:00 pm Dars (Doctrinal Sitting) Dr. Shahzad Qaiser
2:00 pm Arifana Kalaam and Dua
2:30 pm Langar

(Directions: Drive straight down from Kalma Chowk on Ferozepur Road to Kasur and after crossing Hudiara Drain look for the blue sign board on the right saying 'purana kahna' in Urdu, make a U-turn immediately after, and look for the green signboard saying "Madressa tul Madina" (Sparco Paint Factory Road) on the left (Institute banner should be visible at this point) - 2 km into that lane is the Institute at Allah Hu Chowk)

Direction Map:

Further Queries: 03008493170

Introduction to Poetry

Hast-o-Neest Centre for Traditional Art & Culture

Introduction to Poetry in English & Persian 
A course and a journey of twenty sittings introducing and comparing English and Persian poetry 

By taking this course the participant will
(1) Understand basic concepts of poetry especially the 'beatific vision' in English and Persian Poetry 
(2) Be able to respond to poetry and
(3) Give poetic form to some of their sensibility.

Teacher: Sehba Lahori

Wednesdays (5:00 to 6:00 pm)

Beginning Wednesday, 21st March 2012 

Course Fee: Rs. 2500 per month