Thursday, February 28, 2013

Workshop 'The Art of Being'

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts 
presents a workshop

'The Art of Being'
Governing the City called Human Being

An interactive workshop on the structure of the ‘Human Being’, the placement of Soul (spirit), Self, Intellect, Knowledge, Emotions and Attitudes based on the teachings of Hazrat Ibn-e-Arabi, Hazrat Chiragh Dehlvi and Hazrat Abu Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazali.

Sahibzada Asim Maharvi 

(English and Urdu)
Monday, 11th to Wednesday, 13th March 2013  
6:00 to 7:30 pm

Venue: Arif Jan Road, Cantt

by Sunday 10th March, send in name/email/cell number 
to or on 0300 847 1855

Workshop fee: Rs. 1000 per person

Workshop Abstract:
'Shaykh Nasiruddin Chiragh of Delhi told his murids clearly and firmly that the entire structure of spiritual discipline was based on the proper training of the heart. The qibla (focus-point) of the heart is God. The heart is the amir (ruler) of the body. When it turns away from its focus-point, the body also moves away from its focus-point. The anwar (divine lights) first descend on the soul and then they are transmitted to the body, which is subordinate to the heart. When the heart is moved, the body is also moved. Hal (spiritual state) is the result of the purity of action. Hal is transitory and is not permanent. If it becomes so it becomes a maqam (station).

When the Lord created His deputy, He also built a city for him where he could reside with his retinue and governing officials. He named the city Human Being. When the Lord made the human soul master of the human city, he taught him the character, the behavior, the thoughts of the inhabitants of that city.'  Shaikh-e-Akbar Ibn-e-Arabi

Sahibzada Asim Maharvi Chishti, born in a Chishti Sufi family, educated in the West, a researcher, writer and columnist is the founder of Chishtiya Ribbat Sufi Studies Center in Pakistan. He has delivered lectures on spirituality, comparative religion, spiritual healing and history of civilizations in Pakistan and abroad.  As chairman of Sufi Studies Center -  -  he has examined, translated and published classical Sufi literature.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ibn al Arabi & Falsafa

Islamic Philosophy: 'Falsafa Ruh' (Urdu)
 Hamid Reza Fazil - Monday, 25th to Wednesday 27th February 2013
Timings: 4:30 to 5:30 pm 
(Module fee: Rs. 1000 per unit)

Ibn al Arabi's Fusus al Hikam: Fus Hazrat Yaqub (Urdu)
Hamid Reza Fazil - Monday, 25th to Wednesday 27th February 2013
 Timings: 6:00 to 7:00 pm  
(Module fee: Rs. 1000 per unit)

          Commentary by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi on Shaykh ul Akbar Ibn al Arabi's Fusus al Hikam

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

Friday, February 15, 2013

Sunday morning sohbet

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to 

Morning with Sahibzada Ghulam Farid Sabri (Khanqah Chishti Sabri, Pakpattan)
at 18-A, Mian Mir Road, Upper Mall (near Scotch Corner)
Sunday 17th February 2013
at 11:00 a.m

Queries: 0300 8471855

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Talk on 'Chishtia Sema'

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a discussion and a question answer session on

Form, Structure & Meaning of Chishtia Sema

Video streaming by Ustream
Sahibzada Ghulam Farid Sabri 
(Khanqah Chishti Sabri, Pakpattan)
Thursday, 14th February 2013
at 1:15 pm

Persian poet and Sufi Shaikh Musleh-Uddin of Shiraz

 "I will tell you what sama is, O brother, provide I know about him who listens to it"
"If he, i.e., the listener, takes off in his flight from the tower of the inner “meanings” (i.e., the spirit or the truth), then the range of his flight will surpass even that of the Angels (through sama)"
 "If, on the other hand, he is one that loves fun, sport and meaningless things, these attributes will become stronger through sama"

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

Queries: 0300 847 1855 

(The Session will be recorded and livestreamed -

Sunday, February 10, 2013

'Discourse of Falsafa Mojyzat' - Ibn al-Arabi's Fusus al-Hikam

(1) Discourse 'Falsafa Mojyzat' - (2) Ibn al Arabi's Fusus al-Hikam

Monday to Wednesday, 11th to 13th Feb. 2013
Discourse of 'Falsafa Mojyzaat' - 4:30 to 5:30 pm
Ibn al Arabi's Fusus al-Hikam - 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Video streaming by Ustream
with Maulana Hamid Reza Fazil

Course charges: Rs.1000/- (Rs.500/- Students)

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
2S, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 0300 8471855

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Urs Mubarak Khwaja Ghulam Farid

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts 
invites you to

Urs Mubarak 

Hazrat Khwaja Ghulam Farid (1845 - 1901)

Doctrinal Discourse 
 Dr. Shahzad Qaiser
 (Vice President, Iqbal Academy Pakistan)

Thursday, 21st February 2013
4:00 pm

Queries 0300 849 3170

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Q&A Halaqah Shaykh Jehangir Mehmud

After the Lecture Series
 'Ethics of Disagreement 1, II & III
(Oct.- Dec. 2012)

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to the inaugural session of
a regular sitting on the foundations of religious discourse

Q&A Halaqah with Shaykh Jehangir Mehmud

Sunday, 24th February 2013 
at 5:00 pm

(*This sitting will be held every last Sunday of the month insha'llah
*Sittings at Hast-o-Neest are open to all and there are no charges.)

Queries 0300 849 3170

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 Education and has his own weekly radio show that focuses on discussions about Education.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

3rd lecture of series Capitalism & Crisis

Link to First Post
Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to the third and final lecture in the series of lectures on
Capitalism & the Crisis of Civilization

'The Way Forward: Ranjha & Revolution'
Dr. Syed Akmal Hussain

Sunday, 1oth February 2013
at 5:00 pm

Highlight of the 1st Lecture 
('values', 'humans and nature', 'humans and commodities' - 30th September 2012) 

“…[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 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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Highlight of the 2nd lecture 
('nature as an exploitable resource' - 16th October 2012)

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.  

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

Sunday 3 Feb 100 Ghazals of Rumi

Monthly sitting on 
'100 Ghazals of Rumi' 
(Diwan e Shams Tabriz)
Maulana Ahmed Javed sahib
Sunday, 3rd February 2013
at 4:00 pm

100 Ghazals of Rumi - عاقل اور عاشق - عقل اور عشق کے راستے - 
Ahmed Javed sahib - November 2012 -
Diwan e Shams Tabriz: Ghazal No. 132:
 !عاقل اور عاشق - عقل اور عشق کے راستے - تاجر-بازار-کانٹے-گلزار اور خاموشی....

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Queries: 0300 8493170