Sunday, June 30, 2013

3-Day Workshop

'Mapping the Self'
Understanding Emotions and Attitudes
The workshop is contextualized within the age we are living in and is aimed at anybody with a yearning for higher knowledge based on eternal truth. It tries to help us understand how to attain greater levels of inner stability in an unstable world so that we can deal with, and even appreciate the outer instability we find ourselves in, rather than constantly resisting it.

An interactive three day 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)
Friday, 5th to Sunday, 7th July 2013  
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Venue: Gulberg II, Lahore (near Main Market)

by Thursday 4th July, send in name/email/cell number 
to or on 0300 847 1855

Workshop fee: Rs. 1000 per person

Workshop Abstract:
The workshop is contextualized within the age we are living in and is aimed at anybody with a yearning for higher knowledge based on eternal truth. It tries to help us understand how to attain greater levels of inner stability in an unstable world so that we can deal with, and even appreciate the outer instability we find ourselves in, rather than constantly resisting it.

We are outwardly limited but inwardly far more than who we thought we were. It shows us how to prioritize everything that is sacred and enduring in our lives and to discard all that casts us far from the One. The workshop gives  the means by which we can nurture this higher aspect within ourselves in a wholesome way, making it an invaluable guide to life.

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.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Philosophy Matters

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts 
 invites you to an introduction of 

Ibn al Arabi 
Centre of Philosophy & Metaphysics 
 with a recorded lecture by

Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr 
 ‘Philosophy Matters’

Sunday, 23rd June 2013 at 6:00 pm 
31 G, Gulberg II

The talk will be followed with an introduction of the Centre and its current programme by Taimoor Khan Mumtaz.

Queries 0300 8493170

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Philosophy & Metaphysics

Hastoneest Ibn al Arabi Centre of Philosophy & Metaphysics
June - September 2013
i.e. one week there will be three sessions, and then the next classes will be after a week's gap.)


Hamid Reza Fazil 
Starts July
Six sessions of overview of the meaning and relationship of Din, Shariat and Ijtihad.

FALSAFA ASHNAI: (Urdu/English)
(Introduction to Islamic Philosophy for Beginners) Hamid Reza Fazil
Starts MONDAY, 24th JUNE (18 sessions end 6th SEPTEMBER) 
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4:30 to 5:30 pm

Falsafa Ashnai (Urdu/English) study circles aim to familiarize participants with the historical trajectory, meaning and objective, and schools of thought in Islamic Philosophy with reference to major Islamic Philosophers - classical and current. The circles will also introduce basic issues of Islamic Philosophy.

An Index of Terminologies used in Islamic Philosophy will be provided with English translations for ease of understanding.

(Introduction to Islamic Metaphysics for Beginners) 
Hamid Reza Fazil
Starts TUESDAY 25th JUNE (18 sessions end 7th September) 
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 4:30 to 5:30 pm 

The Irfan Ashnai - Realizing Islamic Metaphysics - study circles aim to familiarize participants with the historical trajectory, meaning and objective, and schools of thought in Islamic Metaphysics. The circles will also explain certain terminologies and issues central to Islamic Metaphysics.

Hamid Reza Fazil 
Starts Monday, 24th June 
(12 sessions end 9th August) 
Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays - 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Abu’l ‘Ali al-Husayn b. ‘Abd Allah IBN SINA (980-1037, Bukhara) is one of the most important representatives of that encyclopedic tradition of learning which was the hallmark of Islamic scholarship. Honorifically called al-Shaykh al-Ra’is, the Grand Shaykh, al-Isharat wa’l-Tanbihat (Pointers and Reminders) is a work that has inspired debates for centuries, which reflects his thinking on a variety of logical and metaphysical issues.

MULLAH SADRAH ASFAR - 'The Transcendent Wisdom in the Four Intellectual Journeys' (English/Urdu) 
Hamid Reza Fazil
Starts Tuesday, 25th JUNE (12 sessions end 10th August) 
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays - 6:00 to 7:00 pm

Sadr al-Din Muhammad al-Shirazi (1571-1640) - Mulla Sadra - is one of the most important figures of post-Ibn Sina Islamic philosophy, and of the Safavid era, Iran. He went to Isfahan to complete his studies in transmitted and intellectual sciences (al-‘ulum al-naqliyyah) with Baha' al-Din Muhammad al-Amili (d. 1031/1622). In the field of intellectual sciences (al-‘ulum al-‘aqliyyah), Sadra studied with Sayyid Baqir Muhammad Astarabadi, known as Mir Damad (d. 1040/1631).      

 In his personal life, Sadra lived the life of an ascetic, and died in Basra on the way back from his seventh pilgrimage to Mecca on foot. In addition to producing ground-breaking works in traditional philosophy, Sadra also trained a number of notable students, among whom 'Abd al-Razzaq ibn al-Husayn al-Lahiji (d. 1662) and Mulla Muhsin Fayd Kashani (d. 1680) are the most important.

Sadra composed works both in the field of transmitted and intellectual sciences, and they span through the entire spectrum of traditional philosophy from cosmology and psychology to metaphysics and Qur’anic commentaries. His monumental 4-part, 9-volume al-Hikmat al-muta'aliyah fi'l-asfar al-'aqliyyah al-arba'ah (“The Transcendent Wisdom in the Four Intellectual Journeys”), known simply as Asfar, can be read as a classical encyclopedia of philosophy minus the section on logic.

REGISTER: Send Name/Email/Cell No. ONLINE, BY TEXT 0300 847 1855, BY EMAIL
REGISTER BY 23rd June for monthly modular sessions.
Queries: 0300 847 1855

Falsafa Ashnai at Hastoneest Ibn al Arabi... by hast-o-neest

Thursday, June 13, 2013

SUNDAY LECTURE: The Eleventh Hour: Two Prophecies: Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a lecture

The Eleventh Hour:
Two Prophecies

The Prophecies of Garabandal & The Buddha Boy in light of Martin Lings ‘The Eleventh Hour: The Spiritual Crisis of the Modern World in the Light of Tradition and Prophecy’.

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

Sunday, 16 June 2013
6:00 pm

31 G, Gulberg II
(First turning left from Bata store lane at Main Market)
0300 847 1855

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Farsi & Arabic

al-Biruni Centre of Languages
 announces two courses
Farsi Basic Level
Arabic  Basic Level
starting saturday, 15th June 2013
4:30 to 6:00 pm 
Saturdays & Sundays

Basic Level: Three months duration: Twice a week
Fatima Fayyaz studied Farsi from Oriental College, Punjab University and from Khana e Farhang Lahore. She is currently sitting for her M. Phil degree.


Basic Level: One month duration: Twice a week: 8 sittings only.
Qari Khalid Uthman Alvi studied Arabic from a madressa and then later from University of Al Azhar, Cairo, Egypt. He is also a renowned qari of Pakistan and represents Pakistan in many national and international Quran recitation forums.   

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts  
Queries: 0300 847 1855/

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Hast-o-Neest Summer Schedule



(Monthly modular sessions)

Title                                                         Starts                                       Ustad                       Timing/Days

Calligraphy (Basic)                                   Monday, 17th June                  Irfan Qureshi          4:30 – 6:30 pm M/T/Th.
Calligraphy (3 to 10 year old)                      Wednesday, 19th June              Irfan Qureshi          5:00 – 6:00 pm W/F
Miniatures (Basic)                                    Monday, 17th June                  Tahir Ali Sadiq        3:00 – 5:00 pm Th./Sat.
Drawing (Basic)                                       Wednesday, 19th June                                             4:30 – 6:30 pm W/F
Music (Vocals – Basic)                             (Monday, 12th June)                M. Hanif

Islamic Architecture (Basic Modules)       Saturday, 22nd June                Taimoor Khan Mumtaz/KKM

Islamic Philosophy (Urdu)                       Monday, 17th June                   Hamid Reza Fazil    10:00 – 11:00 pm M/T/W
Tarikh Ibn Khaldun (Urdu)                     Monday, 17th June                   Hamid Reza Fazil     11:30 – 12:30 pm M/T/W
Metaphysics: Kashful Mahjub                  Monday, 17th June                   Sahibzada Asim Maharvi 1:00 – 2:00 & 5:00 – 6:00 M/T/W (English/Urdu)          

Arabic (Basic)                                          Monday, 17th June                   Qari Khalid Uthman               5:30 – 7:00 pm Th./F
Persian (Basic)                                         Thursday, 20th June                  Fatima Fayyaz                         5:30 – 7:00 pm M/W

Shahrazad: Evenings of Wisdom Tales    Weekdays                                 Sahibzada Asim Maharvi         8:00 – 10:00 pm
                                                                                                                Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
Arifana Dars                                                                                            Dr. Shahzad Qaiser                 
Q&A Halaqa                                                                                           Shaykh Jehangir Mehmud
Jamaliat of Calligraphy                                                                            Irfan Qureshi  

Further Details
REGISTER: Send Name/Email/Cell No. ONLINE, BY TEXT 0300 847 1855, BY EMAIL
REGISTER BY 15th June for monthly modular session and by 29th June for Workshops.
Queries: 0300 847 1855


Mughal Frescos: The Basics of Traditional Fresco Art                                                            
Rafaqat Hussain     

Monday, 1st July to Friday, 12th July 2013
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Ustad Rafaqat Hussain is a leading fresco expert of Lahore. His family has been in this profession for generations. He has worked on the restoration of frescos at the Shahi Qilla and Masjid Wazir Khan.             

The Co-ordinates: Tracing the Psychological & Physical Being through History    
Talha Ali Kushwaha

Thursday, 4th July to Saturday, 6th July
5:30 to 7:00 pm

In this workshop Talha will walk the participants through Indian history to open a window into the psychological and physical aspects of being, and how that affects us in the way we think and in the way we live.

Talha Ali Kushwaha is a business communications teacher who has taught at leading educational institutions as NCA and FAST in Lahore.  His interest is in reading history particularly of the Indo-Pak sub-continent. He also plays the saxophone.

The Art of Public Speaking (Naveed Riaz)
The Art of Being (Sahibzada Asim Maharvi)

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Gulberg & Purana Kahna