Saturday, March 29, 2014

Miniature Painting - Level 1

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

Ibn Muqla Centre of Arts

The world of Miniature Art is essentially form. Any art cannot be called ' traditional ' or 'Islamic ' on the grounds that its subjects originate in a spiritual truth; its formal language must bear witness to a similar origin. It is this 'formal language ' within the world of miniature painting which we will explore in this course.

Course Structure:
      The introductory three month course includes the theoretical, historical

 and practical aspects of this art.

Fyza Aamir (NCA)

           Monday, Wednesday, Fridays
 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Fyza Aamir, an NCA graduate has a degree in fine arts majoring in miniature painting. Her teachers include Professor Bashir Ahmed, Head of Department of Fine Arts at the National College of Arts and Ar. Taimoor Khan Mumtaz. 

Send in name, email address and cell number with ‘Miniature’
on 0300 847 1855/

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts 
31 G, Gulberg II, Lahore 

Queries: 0300 847 1855

Monday, March 24, 2014

از کوچہء رندان - Urdu Poetry Sitting Wednesdays

از کوچہء رندان    
Az Koocha-e-Rindaan

Urdu Poetry Sitting 
with Qasim Jafri Sahib

Wed 28 May, 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
31-G, Gulberg II (Lahore)
Queries: 0300 847 1855

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Farsi language classes for beginners 
on Skype and Google Hangout

Fatima Fayyaz 
(Oriental College & Khana-e-Farhang Iran)

Twice a week: Fridays and Sundays
Timing: 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Beginning 28th March 2014
(Duration: Three Months)

Register by Thursday, 27th March: 
Send in Name, Cell Number and Course Title on email ( and text message (0300 847 1855)

0300 847 1855

Thursday, March 6, 2014

3-Day Seminar Course: Subtleties of Traditional Calligraphy - 19th to 21st March

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
The Ibn Muqla Centre of Arts

(3-Day) Seminar Course - 02
Subtleties of Traditional Calligraphy

Khattat Ustad Irfan Qureshi
Ustad Shaukat Ali Minhas Zarin Qalam
Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

Wed 19th – Fri 21st March 2014
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (with tea break)

The aim of this course is to enable participants to appreciate the artistic and technical qualities of the great Islamic calligraphic scripts. An outline of the artistic and philosophical principles underlying this art; its historic development and masters will be presented with visual presentations and practical demonstrations - including necessary theoretical background, the study of selected texts and hands-on experience of calligraphy by the participants. 

Day One: 
Philosophy of Islamic Art; 
Introduction to the "Seven Classical Scripts"; 
The invention of Nastaliq - its great masters and its unique qualities.

The seminar shall be taught through presentations, group reading of texts, practical demonstrations and practice. Certificates will be issued.

 Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts (31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore)
This seminar course will be bilingual: English & Urdu.

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. In 2008 Irfan A. Qureshi curated the Calligraphy Exhibition 'NASTALIQ' at NCA Lahore in connection with the International Conference on Islamic Art & Architecture and the Sarir-e-Khama International Calligraphy Conference at Punjab University in 2012.
Ustad Shaukat Ali Minhas Zarin Qalam is the student of  Syed Nafees Raqam, and a Member of Anjuman-e-Khush Naveesan-e-Tehran, Iran (Since 1978).

 Email or SMS: Course Number, Participant Name, Email Address & Cell Number -
Queries:  0300-847 1855, 0300-849 3170

Roadmap: Generosity & Co-operation (Islamic Economics) to replace Greed & Competition (Capitalist Economics) - Dr. Asad Zaman

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a talk

Roadmap: Generosity & Co-operation (Islamic Economics) 
to replace Greed & Competition (Capitalist Economics)

Dr. Asad Zaman
(VC, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics)

Monday, 17th March 2014
5:00 pm

Dr. Asad Zaman is currently the Vice Chancellor at Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. After a BS in Math from MIT, Boston and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University, he spent six years at the Economics Department at University of Pennsylvania and at Columbia University. From 1991 to 1993 he stayed at John Hopkins.

He returned to Pakistan in 1999 to LUMS – Lahore University of Management Sciences. After about three years at LUMS, he accepted the offer to head the International Institute of Islamic Economics (IIIE) from International Islamic University in 2002. 

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
(31-G, Gulberg II, Lahore) 

0300 847 1855