Hast o Neest
Institute of Traditional Studies & Arts
Ibn Muqla Centre of Arts
Ibn Arabi Centre of Philosophy & Metaphysics
Abu Rayhan Biruni Centre of Languages
Ahmed Mimar Centre of Architecture
A private, non-partisan and not-for-profit educational trust set up and managed by a Board of Trustees, who are also the main financiers with accounts audited annually.
It is a volunteer-based institute - including volunteering partner institutions - committed to a culture of knowledge, specifically of traditional thought, arts and philosophy.
Study Circles/Open Lectures/Sittings & Courses
Karachi, Lahore & Islamabad
Calligraphy. Illumination (Tezhib). Miniatures.
Classical Music (Vocals. Instruments.)
Arabic. Farsi. Urdu.
Traditional & Modern Philosophy. Irfan.
Islamic & Traditional Architecture. Sacred Geometry.
Started August 2019
OPEN SITTINGS (LHR)
Qissa Khwani Hastoneest with Kausar ALi & Friends - Saturdays, fortnightly
OPEN SITTINGS (LHR)
Urdu Poetry recitation with Qasim Jafri, Saturdays, Fortnightly
DISCOURSE SERIES ISLAMABAD Feb - Mar 2020 A 5-Sessions Discourse Series on Is there Common Ground between Science & Religion? with Junaid Alam at a venue in I-9. The first session is on Saturday, 1st Feb. For details: Email
PROGRAM 2020 (by early Feb)
The Subtleties of Urdu poetry, the structure of Quranic Arabic Language - Fusha, the Sacred Pen of Calligraphy, the perfume of a thousand years of Farsi literature, the rhythm and harmony of classical music, and the contemplative patterns of Geometry.
NEW SHORT COURSE LAHORE (Ongoing)
9 Sessions study of Iqbal's Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam with Danish Baloch - Saturdays, starting 28 December 2019 (to end February 2020)
SHORT STUDY - 8 to 12 Days
Starting 26 Feb - 2 Mar 2019 (Click on Title for Details)
PROGRAM FEB 2020
The four month Arabic and Farsi Course for Beginners (with online provision) has been announced.
in Traditional Studies & Arts
The word ‘Tradition’ is not used in the everyday sense of signifying something connected to the past. Here the word ‘Tradition’ is used in a particular sense, where it 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. It is this world-view derived from Revelation and the teachings of the Prophets and the Saints, which underlies Traditional Wisdom, Culture & Art.