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.
The One Year Program in Tradition encourages students to immerse in an indepth study of a traditional art practice, a language, and/or a theoretical discussion.
A student can select a language, an art and a theory course for a year's commitment (eight months of classroom learning) and excel at these three disciplines.
The objective is to provide an introduction, appreciation and insight into traditional wisdom taking student motivation, interest and direction into consideration.
All traditional arts including music, and languages, require
'concentrated practice or mashq - 'mashq e ishq' i.e. 'practice with a passion to excel'.
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
A One Year Program in the Arts and Languages, program suited to your interest & direction.
PROGRAM JULY 2019
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:
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)
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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.