Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Dars - Dr. Shahzad Qaiser

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to 

in the Tradition of Baba Sufi Muhammad Tufayl (r.h.)

Dars: Doctrinal Sitting
Dr. Shahzad Qaiser

Monday, 30th December 2013
3:30 pm

0300 847 1855/

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sunday, 22nd December: Darood Ibrahimi (& Urs Syed Ali Hajweri - Data Sahib)

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

 Sunday, 22nd December
 Darood e Ibrahimi

12:00 pm

12:40 pm: In Celebration of Urs Hazrat Syed Ali Hajweri - Data Sahib -
Dr. Amjad Waheed will speak on Kashful Mahjub

Langar 1:30 pm

0300 847 1855/

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Poetry of Hafiz Shirazi - Ahmed Javed Sahib - Thursday, 12th December

Select Persian Poetry of Hafiz Shirazi

Sitting with Ahmed Javed Sahib

Thursday, 12th December 2013
5:30 pm

Queries: 0321 4847091

Farsi Level 1(12 Weeks) - Saturday, 28th December

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
The Al Biruni Centre of Languages

(12 weeks)
beginning Saturday, December 28th 2013

Saturdays and Sundays
3:00 to 4:00 pm
Teacher: Fatima Fayyaz
 (Graduate Oriental College, Punjab University & Khana-e-Farhang Iran, Lahore)

Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore
Queries: 0300 847 1855

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tradition & Modernity Study Seminars 16 to 24 December

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

The Ibn al Arabi Centre of Philosophy & Metaphysics
The Ibn Muqla Centre of Arts
The Ahmed Mimar Centre of Architecture

Tradition & Modernity
Study Seminars

Pakistani culture can best be described as an uneasy intersection between the two currents of Modernity and Tradition. The tensions generated between these often competing currents and the accompanying crisis of identity which we face as a nation is to a great extent a result of being ill-informed of the underlying foundations of both Modernity and Tradition. Where the one is sees as a matter of faith, identity and values the other although espousing quite different values is often seen as a natural and inevitable process of history.

The Tradition and Modernity Study Seminars aim to provide an introduction to the philosophical and intellectual foundations of both 'Tradition' and 'Modernity' so as to enable students to look at themselves and their contemporary situation in a wider philosophical context. It aims to develop not only an understanding and appreciation of traditional thought and art but also their relevance and need for today.

The Tradition & Modernity Study Seminars includes an introduction to traditional thought including philosophy, metaphysics, cosmology, and arts such as calligraphy, miniature painting and architecture.

It perhaps needs to be clarified that the word 'tradition' is not used in the everyday sense of signifying something connected to the past. The word is used in a particular sense, where 'tradition' signifies a sacred 'world-view' according to which both Nature and Man are seen as having their roots in and as manifestations of a Divine Source. Similarly the term 'Modernity' is not used in the everyday sense of 'contemporary' but stands for the dominant world-view of the past few centuries originating in the Post-Renaissance Age of Enlightenment in 18th century Europe and the accompanying Scientific Revolution. Born during the Renaissance in the 14th Century this view is rooted in the philosophies of Humanism, Rationalism and Materialism from which emerge the notions of Individualism and Democracy on the one hand and materialist Science on the other.

Each Study Seminar is a short, intensive program of 3 days, of 3 hours per day, that is a total of 9 hours of learning with a concise overview, discussion, readings and audio-visual material of basic concepts and vocabulary. 

Seminar 1:
Islamic Philosophy: Epistemology Part-II
Teachers: Hamid Reza Fazil, Dr. Amjad Waheed
Guest Speaker: Dr. Shahzad Qaiser, 
Days: 16, 17 & 18 December 2013 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Timing: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Fee: Rs. 3000 per person

Seminar 2:
Introduction to Islamic Art
Teachers: Irfan A. Qureshi, Fyza Aamir
Days: 19, 20 & 21 December 2013 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Timing: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Fee: Rs. 3000 per person

Seminar 3:
Introduction to Islamic Architecture (Abbottabad)
Teachers: Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
Days: 18, 19 & 20 December 2013 (Wednesday, Thursday Friday)
Timing: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Fee: Rs. 3000 per person
Venue: Department of Architecture, Abbottabad Campus, UET Peshawer
Contact Person in Abbottabad: Architect Tahir Saeed Khattak

Seminar 4:
Islamic Metaphysics: God, Man & Cosmos
Teachers: Hamid Reza Fazil & Taimoor Khan Mumtaz 
(with Ahmed Javed Sahib as guest)
Days: 22, 23 & 24 December 2013 (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)
Timing: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Fee: Rs. 3000 per person

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
 31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore, Pakistan
(Left after Bata store lane on Main Market)

Register online or send in 'Seminar Title, Name, Email & Cell no.' on 0300 847 1855, or Registered participants will be informed of reading material and other academia details before the study seminars.

Teacher Profiles:

Dr. Shahzad Qaiser received his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of the Punjab and Ph.D. from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.  He has written numerous books including Quest for the Eternal,  Metaphysics and Tradition,  Iqbal and Khawaja Ghulam Farid on Experiencing God. He has retired as a Federal Secretary and is Member Punjab Public Service Commission.

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz is a practicing architect, specializing in Islamic Architecture. He studied Architecture at National College of Arts, Lahore (1994) and did his Masters from De Monteford University, U.K.

Hamid Reza Fazil Sahib is a teacher of Philosophy and Metaphysics at Hast-o-Neest, and currently a PhD candidate in Islamic Philosophy & Metaphysics.

Irfan Ahmed Qureshi started calligraphy in 1985 under the supervision of renowned calligraphist Syed Anwar Hussain Nafees Raqm, and later learnt from Wajid Mehmood Yaqut Raqm. He has dedicated himself for the renaissance of classical calligraphy since 1990. He was part of the team that conducted the first International Calligraphy Conference in Lahore, Sarir-e-Khama held at Punjab University in 2013.

Fyza Aamir graduated from NCA in Fine Arts and Miniatures. She currently teaches Miniatures at Hastoneest and co-ordinated activities of The Ibn Muqla Centre of Arts.

Ahmed Javed Sahib is a renowned, leading scholar of Iqbaliat at Iqbal Academy Pakistan, Lahore.

Dr. Amjad Waheed is Assistant Professor in Department of Islamic
Thought and Civilization at University of Management & Technology
Lahore. He is editor of the Journal of Islamic Thought and
Civilization and reviewer of the Journal of European Studies. He is
also a member of the National Curriculum Review Committee (NCRC) of
HEC for Islamic Studies. 

 0300 847 1855

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Farsi Guftari

 Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites all farsi students to

a regular weekly sitting of farsi language

6:00 to 7:00 pm
beginning Tuesday, 10th December 2013

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

Kausar Ali

0300 847 1855