Monday, September 30, 2013

Classical Music Recital

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to an evening of classical music



Zohaib Hassan Khan Sahib 
to present 
Saraswati, Sultani & Mand
on Sarangi

Raza Shaukat Khan Sahib 
to present 
Rupak Tala 
on Tabla

Thursday, 3rd October 2013
6:30 pm

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Seminar on Epistemology - 7th to 9th October

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Ibn al Arabi Centre of Philosophy & Metaphysics

Seminar on Epistemology

Monday, 7th to Wednesday, 9th October
5:00 - to 8:30 pm

Hamid Raza Fazil & Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

Muslim philosophers agree that knowledge is possible. Knowledge is the intellect’s grasp of the immaterial forms, the pure essences or universals that constitute the natures of things, and human happiness is achieved only through the intellect’s grasp of such universals….’ 
                                                     (SHAMS C. INATI, Copyright © 1998, Routledge.) 

Day 1
i) What is Epistemology?
ii) Epistemology - its Epochs: Greek, Middle Ages, Modern

Day 2
i) Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy
ii) On the Possibility of Knowledge - On Doubt & Certainty

Day 3 
i) On Types of Knowledge - Rational (Hasuli) & Supra-rational (Huzuri 
ii) Sense-perception vs Intelligence - Positivism, Rationalism & Islamic Philosophy

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

(Hamid Reza Fazil shb is a regular teacher at Hast-o-Neest 
and PhD candidate in Islamic Philosophy & Metaphysics - Taimoor Khan Mumtaz is a student of Dr. Martin Lings and a practicing architect specialising in Islamic Architecture) 

This is the first of a series of 
two Seminars planned for October 2013

Seminar 01: ‘Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy‘ 
Semianr 02: 'God, World & Man in Islamic Metaphysics'

The first seminar will introduce participants to the theory of knowledge in Islamic Philosophy ...The seminar will be conducted in Urdu and English. Lectures will be accompanied with handouts and corresponding readings with a comprehensive question and answer session to ease the understanding of the subject.


Kindly register by 6th October by sending in name, email address and contact number on 0300 847 1855 or on email or Register Online.
Seminar Fee: Rs. 3000/person
Certificates of participation will be awarded to registered participants.
Reading Link – Seminar on Epistemology: Epistemology in Islamic Philosophy

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"Arab Yār Tori Basant Manāī!"

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you a poetry and prose reading in tribute to 
Hazrat Abul Hassan Amir Khusru Dehlvi Chishti Nizami r.a.

“Arab Yār Tori Basant Manāī!”
“We celebrate Spring for you, O Arab friend!”
– Amir Khusro’s greetings in Hindi to Nizamuddin Auliya
on the occasion of   Basant – the festival of Spring – as
 recorded in the first-hand account, Nizami Bansari

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
 Fatima Fayyaz

Sunday, 29th September 2013

6:30 pm

TAIMOOR KHAN MUMTAZ is a practising architect working at Kamil Khan Mumtaz
Architects. He specialises in Islamic Architecture – its philosophy, principles and
methods – and is also the founding director of ‘Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional
Studies & Arta.

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.

 Queries: 0300 847 1855

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

"Institutionalization of Social Inequality" Dr. Kamal Munir, University of Cambridge

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts 
invites you to a lecture

"Institutionalization of Social Inequality"
Dr. Kamal Munir
(Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge Judge Business School, U.K.)

Sunday, 22nd September 2013
5:30 pm

Dr. Kamal Munir is a Professor in Strategy & Policy at the University of Cambridge, where he has been teaching since 2001. Dr Munir has published numerous articles in leading journals, and presented his work at numerous international conferences. At the same time, he has written numerous articles for newspapers and magazines including the EPW(Economic and Political Weekly) Financial TimesThe GuardianNewslineDawn and several others. His work has been quoted and cited in several forums, including BBC's Hard Talk, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek etc. Dr Munir's practical experience includes consultant or trainer for several organisations, including the World Bank; the Department of Trade and Industry, UK; the Asian Development Bank; the Government of Pakistan; the State Bank of Pakistan among several others. 

Queries: 0300 847 1855/ 


Friday, September 6, 2013

Arabic Language on Weekends for Children

Arabic Language & Conversation for Children - Ages 12 to 16 years
Saturdays & Sundays - 12:00  to 1:00 pm - 2 Months Duration - Rs.2500 per month
The course is based on Classical Arabic and will introduce children to basic grammar, vocabulary and conversation.

Khalid Usman Alvi Al-Azhari
is one of the renowned qurra of Pakistan. He has represented Pakistan in numerous international forums of Quran recitation. He also advises television channels on programmes related to qir'at and is a faculty member at Superior University.

Starting Saturday 14th September 2013

Text/Email on 0300 847 1855/
Name/Age/Parent Cell No./Email Address

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Iqbal and Spirituality

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a talk 
followed by a certificate awarding ceremony

Iqbal and Spirituality
Dr. Shahzad Qaiser

Sunday, 8th September
5:30 pm

The Certificate Award Ceremony 
will commence at 7: 00 pm after Maghrib
for the students of Farsi Language (Level 1) three month course; 
for the students of the Art of Quranic Illumination short course in Ramazan 2013, and 
for the Art of Being Workshop for faculty members of Lahore College for Women University followed by refreshments.

Dr. Shahzad Qaiser as Chairman Hast-o-Neest Board of Advisors will award the certificates of achievement.

Renowned Iqbal Scholar and intellectual Dr. Shahzad Qaiser is Vice President Iqbal Academy Pakistan. With a distinguished career as a civil servant, Dr. Shahzad Qaiser returned to academia to earn his PhD from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, in 1994 on his dissertation The Metaphysics of Khawaja Ghulam Farid. He has published numerous books, among them, Quest for the Eternal, Of Intellect and Reason, Metaphysics and Tradition, Dimensions of Khawaja Farid’s Metaphysics, the Metaphysics of Khawaja Ghulam Farid, Iqbal and Khawaja Ghulam Farid on Experiencing God.

0300 847 1855/