Sunday, October 11, 2015

Remembering Imam Hussain a.s.: A Week of Events: Thurs 15 October – Thurs 22 Oct

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
invites everyone to a week of events on

Remembering Imam Hussain a.s.
Thursday 15 October – Thursday 22 October 2015


Thursday, 15 Oct to Thursday, 22 October; 7:00 – 8:00 pm 
(Timings adjusted for the days with parallel events)
Daily sitting on
The Journey from Madina to Karbala:
Introducing the Companions of the Imam 
امامؑ کا سفر اور اُن کے صحابی
-  Fahad Ali Kazmi Zanjani
(Salam & Dua)

Friday, 16 Oct: 6:00 – 7:30 pm: 
A Talk and Presentation
  کاروانِ شہادت

 (Tea & Refreshment)

Sunday, 18 October; 3:00 – 5:15 pm: 
Open seminar on
Imam Hussain a.s.: Custodian of the Quran and Sunnah
امام حسینؑ :ضامن دین و سنت
Speakers: Syed Uzair Abdullah Qadri & 
Maulana Shehzad Mujaddidi
(Dua & Langar)

(No registration or formalities are necessary for any of the above events. 
All events will primarily be in Urdu with some English translation)


Syed Fahad Ali Kazmi Zanjani is a lecturer at Punjab University and comes from a family of Sadaat that includes Syed Miran Hussain Zanjani r.a., the Patron Saint of Lahore before Hazrat Ali Hujweri Data sahib r.a..

With a post-graduate degree from Punjab University, Syed Uzair Abdullah Qadri belongs to a family connected to the Qadiriyya Sufi Order and known for its scholarly traditions. Syed Uzair has a special interest in Kalam, Quranic Exegesis, the Science of Hadith, Arabic Language & Poetry.

Maulana Shahzad Mujaddidi is a Naqshbandi Mujadidi scholar and the founder of Darulikhlas, a publication house on religious texts. He also hosts television programmes on matters of faith and religion.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sat 10 Oct: 6:30 pm: Hast-o-Neest KARACHI OPEN HOUR - Farsi Language Program

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts KARACHI
cordially invites all to attend the

Hastoneest Karachi Open Hour
- Farsi Language Program

Saturday, 10 October 2015
6:30 to 7:30 pm  at The Lyceum.

-  Hastoneest Karachi will introduce Hast-o-Neest Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts objectives, take your questions - if any, serve some refreshment and open registeration for its Farsi Language Program! 

-Kindly RSVP on 0321 8207575 if you wish to attend.
[The RSVP is a requisite of the Lyceum School Security Protocol
-The Lyceum, 78 Clifton, Karachi 75600 - and your name will be given at the gate!]

Queries: 0321 2027779/ 

از کوچہء رندان - Wed 7 Oct - 6pm - افتخار حسین عارف

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Fortnightly Open Sitting on Urdu Poetry

از کوچہء رندان 
with Qasim Jafri

Wednesday, 7 October - 6:00 pm
 افتخار حسین عارف - Iftikhar Hussain Arif 

Queries: 0321 213 0346

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Mizan ميزان : Contemporary Issues of Law & Justice: Theory & Practice - Fridays

Mizan ميزان :
Contemporary Issues of Law & Justice: Theory & Practice
A fortnightly discussion forum on the concept of law and justice and what law is and what it ought to be in the context of justice.

Fridays, 6:00 - 7:00 pm - 
Friday, 9 October
Opening discussion: 'Logic & Reasoning'
Rai Muhammad Saleh Azam

[R.M.S. Azam is a High Court Advocate and managing partner at a leading corporate and commercial law firm in Lahore, Pakistan. He was educated at The King's School, Ely in Cambridgeshire, England, Government College, Lahore and the University of London. He has remained a visiting lecturer in law subjects at various law colleges and universities in Lahore and is the author of numerous research papers and articles on law and law-related issues that have appeared in leading Pakistani national English-language newspapers professional and academic journals. In addition to Pakistan, where he currently resides, Mr. Azam has lived in Egypt, the Lebanon, Iraq and England.]

"Justice consists in fulfilling one’s proper role – realizing one’s potential whilst not overstepping it by doing what is contrary to one’s nature. Justice is 'the having and doing of one’s own and what belongs to oneself.' The virtuous individual has a well-ordered soul, which is to say that he knows what justice is and acts according to his knowledge. He knows his place in the state; he knows what his aptitudes are and he puts them into practice. He also adheres to the dictates of reason, doing everything in moderation" - The Republic, Plato, circa 380 BCE.

"The Imam's definition of 'justice' is that the first and foremost 'thing' to be put in its right place is one's relationship with God; everything else is derived from this spiritual imperitive 'Be just with God and be just with people [giving them what is their due]from yourself'; 'Whoso establishes well being between himself and God, God establishes well-being between him and mankind" - Imam Ali a.s.'s letter to Malik al-Ashtar.

“Now, if we want to make this great State of Pakistan happy and prosperous, we should wholly and solely concentrate on the well-being of the people, and especially of the masses and the poor… If you change your past and work together in a spirit that every one of you, no matter to what community he belongs, no matter what relations he had with you in the past, no matter what is his colour, caste or creed, is first, second and last a citizen of this State with equal rights, privileges, and obligations, there will be no end to the progress you will make," Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Karachi, August 11, 1947

Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
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