Hast o Neest Karachi

Scheme of Studies

July 2019

A World of Tradition, Art & Culture

Vocals Training (Delhi Gharana), Calligraphy (Basic/Advanced), Arabic Language, Farsi Language (Beginners/Advanced) &

Urdu Poetry (Beginners)

Scheme of Studies

Starting JULY 2019

1. Basic (& Advanced) Farsi Language - Syed Fazel Rizvi
A 4.5 month course, twice a week, every Monday & Friday from 5:00 - 7:30 pm  (Level 2: Every Tuesday & Wednesday 5:00 to 6:30 pm); Course book PKR 1000/- ; Monthly Course Fee - Rs. 4500/month.

2. The World of Calligraphy (Beginners & Advanced)

- with Ustad Aamir Asghar 
A 3 month course, twice a week, every Wednesday & Thursday from 5:00 - 7:00 pm - Monthly Course Fee - Rs. 4000/month.

3. 2-Day Workshop on Sacred Geometry - Rizwanullah Khan

Workshop on Islamic Geometry Pattern with Rizwanullah Khan

Friday,19th & Saturday, 20th JULY 2019; 4:00pm - 7:00pm. A two day workshop in which participans will work with a compass and create and learn about basic geometric shapes and patterns.

WORKSHOP Fee per Student - RS 3,500/-

4. The World of Urdu Poetry (Beginners) with Syed Hijaz Mehdi
A 3 month course, twice a week, every Monday & Friday from

5:00 - 6:00 pm; Monthly Course fee - Rs. 3500

1. Wazn, Radeef & Qafiya
2. The difference between Nazm & Ghazal
3. How to get your own Thoughts in Urdu Poetry.
4. How to recite an Urdu Verse.
5. About Classical and Contemporary Urdu Poets and their Poetry.

5. Basic Quranic Arabic - Syed Hijaz Mehdi
A 18 sessions course, twice a week, every Monday & Friday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm; Course fee - Rs. 8000.


Level 1: Basics of Arabic and Quranic Diction in 6 sessions

Level 2: Quranic Nouns through Quranic Verses in 4 sessions;

Level 3: Arabic Verbs in 6 sessions 

6. Classical Music Vocals Training

with Ustad Urooj Saami of Delhi Gharana

A three month music journey, twice a week, every Monday & Wednesday 6:00 to 8:00 pm (2 hours class duration) ; Course fee structure is PKR 6000/month.




Taals (Teen Taal, Jhap Taal,  Ektaal)

Focus: 2 Raags, related bandish.

Venue & Registration:

The venue for Hast o Neest Karachi sessions is the Lyceum, 78 Clifton.

Course fees are payable on the 1st of every month. 


To Register: 

Send in ‘Title, Name, Cell Number with Whatsapp & Email Address’ on hast.o.neest@gmail.com or on 0321 8207575/0300 8493170.

Teacher Profiles:

Rizwan Ullah Khan, BFA [USA], is the Founder and Co-ordinator of The Islamic Arts Program at the Department of Visual Studies Karachi University, and has been studying Islamic arts since 1998. He has made study trips to Multan, Morocco & Malaysia in this connection.

Muhammad Amir Asghar has been teaching calligraphy for more than five years at various institutions of Karachi.

Syed Fazel Rizvi has been teaching farsi language for more than five years at various institutions of Karachi.

Syed Hijaz Mehdi is a poet and teaches urdu poetry appreciation at Hastoneest Karachi.

Ustad Urooj Saami - Urooj Naseer Saami received early training and mentorship by his maternal grandfather, Munshi Raziuddin Ahmed and his uncle, Nizamuddin Saami. His vocal training is now supervised by his illustrious father, Ustad Naseeruddin Saami. He has been performing with his father, across Pakistan and internationally, for over 15 years. Urooj also teaches at the Tanrus Academy of Vocal Training, founded by Ustad Naseerudin Saami.


The Dilli Qavaal Bacchon ka Gharana was founded in the 13th century by Saamat Bin Ibrahim, a disciple of Hazrat Amir Khusrau. The Gharana has produced a number of critically acclaimed musicians, including Ustad Tanrus Khan, tutor and court musician to Bahadur Shah Zafar. Urooj Naseer Saamiis a descendant of this rich musical lineage and his style has been greatly influenced by the languid, pure approach of Tanras Khan Sahab and his father, Ustad Naseeruddin Saami.

Mailing Address::
3, Iftikhar Ahmed Malik Road, Shariff Colony, Canal Park, Gulberg II, Lahore.

Cell: 0300 849 3170
Cell:  0321 4847091

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