Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Friday, 2 January 2015: Documentary Title: Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi: Askin Dansi

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts invites you to 

Shahrazade Wisdom Tales

Film/Documentary Title: 

Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi: Askin Dansi

on Friday, 2 January 2015
at 7:00 pm
@ Hastoneest Gulberg

2005 Film/Documentary
Jalal Ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (d. 1273), popularly known as Rumi or Mevlana, was a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, theologian and Sufi mystic who composed one of the crowning glories of Persian literature, which profoundly affected the Persian cultural sphere of Khorasan. The Mevlawiya order, which is based on Rumi's philosophy, is popularly also known as the order of the whirling dervishes, and is recognised for the practice of Sama'a.

This documentary (2008) gives insight into the life and work of the man who changed the world with his message of Divine Love.

DIRECTOR: Kursat Kizbaz,Turkey
Running Time: 80 minutes

Queries: 0300 847 1855

Friday, December 26, 2014

Sat 27 Dec: Halqa-e-Khat فن خوشنویسی - M.Ali Zahid on Lahori Nastaliq

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to its monthly open sitting

 فن خوشنویسی
with Khattat Irfan Ahmed Qureshi

Khattat Muhammad Ali Zahid 
will speak on:
اسلامی ممالک کا دبستان‎ :لاہوری نستعلیق
Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 5:45 pm

Queries: 0300 847 1855

Mon, 29 Dec - Video Lecture Series on the Sirah of the Prophet (S.A.W.)

This Rabbi ul Awwal 

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to a series of ten recorded lectures 

Video Lecture Series on the Sirah of the Prophet (S.A.W.)

29 Dec 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
(Each lecture series - in English & Urdu - is of 30 min duration 
followed by 30 min of discussion) 

Title First Lecture: 
Muhammad (S.A.W.) is the Prophet of God 
(On Revelation as a Source of Knowledge)

Monday, 29 December 2014
at 5:45 pm  

Dr. Basit Koshul, Dr. Ejaz Akram & Suheyl Umar

Other viewing dates: 
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 - Fri, 2 Jan 2015 - Sat, 3 Jan - Mon, 
5 Jan - Tues, 6 Jan - Wed, 7 Jan - Fri, 9 Jan - 
Sat, 10 Jan & Sun, 11 Jan) 

Queries: 0300 847 1855

About the recorded lecture series title Ka'l Yaquti: 
The purpose of this lecture series is to acquire a basic understanding of the nature of Prophets as ‘jewels’, and as ‘perfect’ (not ordinary) human beings using the example of the Noble Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) in particular. Each lecture series is divided into two sections: A historical narration and a commentary on that narration. 

The historical narratives are selected from three renowned biographies (sirah) of Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abd Allah ibn Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim (570-632 A.D.) (S.A.W.) as a Prophet and Messenger of God: Ibn Ishaq (c.704-767), Muhammad Haykal (1888-1956) & Dr. Martin Lings (1909-2005).
The commentators – listed below - are respected scholars of religion of known Western academic institutions and/or traditional institutions of the Indo-Pak sub-continent.

Dr. Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed
Dr. Mufti Ghulam Sarwar Qadri
Suheyl Umar
Dr. Ejaz Akram
Dr. Basit Bilal Koshul
Allama Shahzad Mujaddidi
Dr. Naumana Amjad
Dr. Nasir Afghan

Commentator Profiles:
Dr. Ejaz Akram, Associate Professor, Religion & Politics, LUMS, Lahore
Dr. Ejaz Akram is a Pakistani-American scholar specializing in the interface between religion and the transnational politics of the Muslim world. He has an M.A. in Comparative and Regional Studies as an M.A. in World Politics and a Ph.D. in International Relations.
Mufti Dr. Ghulam Sarwar Bukhari Qadri (Late), Founder Jamia Rizvia Trust,  Lahore
Pir Dr. Mufti Ghulam Sarwar Bukhari Qadri (Late) is one of the eminent scholars and writers of the country. He is also an authority on Fiqh with the titles of Mufti-e-Azam, Mufassir-e-Holy Quran, and Sheikh-ul-Tafseer & Hadith. He is the founder of Jamia Rizvia Trust in Model Town, Lahore. 
Muhammad Suheyl Umar, Scholar of Philosophy and Iqbal, Lahore
Muhammad Suheyl Umar is a notable scholar of Philosophy and Iqbal. He retired in 2014 as Director of Iqbal Academy Pakistan, Lahore.
Dr. Naumana Amjad, Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore
Dr. Naumana Amjad completed her PhD in 2007 from the University of Warwick, England and has been an assistant professor at Punjab University since 2000.
Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed – Founder Tazkiya Academy, Lahore
Shaykh Mufti Kamaluddin Ahmed obtained his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago. He was formally authorized in the science of Islamic spirituality (Tasawwuf) by his Shaykh in 2002.  He has studied sacred knowledge from traditional scholars in Pakistan for the past several years and possesses formal authorizations in a number of Islamic sciences. He has been a Visiting Professor, School of Social Sciences and Humanities at LUMS, Lahore.
Dr. Nasir Afghan, Director MBA Programme, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi
Dr Nasir Afghan is Director MBA at IBA, Karachi. He has done his PhD in Managerial Effectiveness from University of Twente, the Netherlands. He worked several years in Singapore for a Fortune 500 Oil Exploration firm as a petroleum geologist. Dr. Afghan is also a visiting professor at University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria
Dr. Basit Bilal Koshul, Associate Professor, LUMS, Lahore
Dr. Basit Bilal Koshul taught as Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Concordia College. Currently he is an Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan. He is also the author of 'The Postmodern Significance of Max Weber's Legacy'. 
Allama Muhammad Shahzad Mujaddidi, Editor Monthly Fiqh ul Batin, Dar ul Ikhlas, Lahore
Allama Muhammad Shahzad Mujaddidi is the editor of a scholarly magazine Fiqh-ul-Batin (A Sufi Anthology) published from Dar-ul-Ikhlas, Lahore.

Narrators of Historical Text:
Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
Dr. Mariam Riffat

Taimoor Khan Mumtaz has an MA in South Asian Architecture from Prasada, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK and a B.Arch 1994, National College of Arts, Lahore. He is currently partner architect with M/S Kamil Khan Mumtaz Architects and specializes in Islamic architecture. 
Dr. Marium Riffat is a practicing dermatologist. She lives and works in Lahore.

© Copyright of the Title: Ka'l Yaquti - Video Lecture Series remains with Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts (Lahore)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Halqa-e-Masnavi: Thursday, 1 Jan - 7 pm

A traditional study-circle on selections from 
the Mathnavi of Jalaluddin Rumi 
(alternate Thursdays) 
Maulana M. Shahzad Mujaddidi
Thursday, 1st January 2015 - 7:00 pm

Dars Lub-i Lubāb-i Masnavī:The Structure... by hast-o-neest

Monday, December 15, 2014

از کوچہء رندان Urdu Poetry sitting - Wed 17 Dec حفیظ ہوشیار پوری

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts

از کوچہء رندان 
Urdu Poetry Sitting 
with Qasim Jafri Sahib

حفیظ ہوشیار پوری
محبت کرنے والے کم نہ ہونگے 
تیری محفل میں لیکن ہم نہ ہونگے

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
6:00 pm

31 G, Gulberg II
Queries: 0300 847 1855

Thursday, December 11, 2014

تکیہ ہست و نیست Sunday 4 pm

تکیہ ہست و نیست
برصغیر پاک و ہند  کے فن موسیقی سے آشنایءکی ماہانہ نشست
تیمور خان ممتاز اور شہرازاد عالم صاحبہ کے ساتھ

 سہ پہر ۴ بجے
 بروز اتوار

Sunday, 14 December 2014
4:00 pm

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

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Friday 5 Dec: Shahrazade Wisdom: Movie 'Safar-e-Kandahar' - 7 pm

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts invites you to

Shahrazade Wisdom Tales

Film Title: 

Safar-e-Kandahar - The Journey to Kandahar

on Friday, 5 December 2014
at 7:00 pm
@ Hastoneest Gulberg

2001 Iranian Film
Set in Aghanistan during the rule of the Taliban, the film is based on a partly true, partly fictionalized story of a successful Afghan-Canadian, who returns to Afghanistan after receiving a letter from her sister, who was left behind when the family escaped, that she plans on committing suicide on the last solar eclipse of the millennium.
Kandahar was filmed mostly in Iran, including at the Niatak refugee camp but also secretly in Afghanistan itself.
DIRECTOR: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Iran
Running Time: 85 minutes

Queries: 0300 847 1855

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Study Circle - Mathnavi of Maulana Rumi - 6pm Thursday 4th December 2014

A traditional study-circle on selections from 
the Mathnavi of Jalaluddin Rumi 
(alternate Thursdays) 

Maulana M. Shahzad Mujaddidi

Inaugural Sitting
Thursday, 4th December 2014
Opening lines of the Mathnavi:

Listen to this reed how it complains:
it is telling a tale of separations.

Saying, "Ever since I was parted from the reed-bed,
man and woman have moaned in (unison with) my lament
Translation by Nicholson, 1926

Maulana Shahzad Mujaddidi is a Naqshbandi Mujadidi scholar and the founder of Darulikhlas, a publication house on religious texts. He is also a host of many television shows.

Monday, December 1, 2014

از کوچہء رندان - شاعر مجید امجد Wed, 3 Dec 2014

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites you to

از کوچہء رندان

شاعر مجید امجد
بدھ ۳ دسمبر

Wednesday, 3 December 2014
at 5:30 pm
with Qasim Jafri sahib

Queries: 0300 847 1855