Hast o Neest Karachi

with Hasrat Mohani Library & Trust

Program 2020

Starts 6th March 2020 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus alert & the PSL matches (12th to 17th March), the starting date of the Hast o Neest Karachi Program is being postponed to Friday, 27th March 2020. 


Languages & the Arts

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

Urdu Poetry (Beginners)


Classes on Fridays & Saturdays from 5:00 to 7:00 pm*

*Days & Timings can be altered with the consensus of registered students & the teacher (The Library is closed on Sundays).

1. Basic (& Advanced) Farsi Language - Syed Fazel Rizvi
A 4.5 month course, twice a week; Course book PKR 1000/- ; Monthly Course Fee - Rs. 4500/month.

(Level 2/Clifton: Every Tuesday & Wednesday 5:00 to 6:30 pm)

2. The World of Calligraphy (Beginners & Advanced)

- with Ustad Aamir Asghar 
A 3 month course, twice a week - Monthly Course Fee - Rs. 4000/month.

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

Workshop on Islamic Geometry Pattern with Rizwanullah Khan ; 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, 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 Arabic Language - Syed Fazel Rizvi

A 4.5 month course, twice a week, every Monday & Friday ; Course book PKR 1000/- ; Monthly Course Fee - Rs. 4500/month.

6. Classical Music Vocals Training

with Ustad Urooj Saami of Delhi Gharana

A three month music journey, twice a week, (2 hours class duration) ; Course fee structure is PKR 6000/month.




Taals (Teen Taal, Jhap Taal,  Ektaal)

Focus: 2 Raags, related bandish.)

Venue & Registration/Fee Collection:

Hast o Neest Karachi at Hasrat Mohani Memorial Library & Hall Trust, Karachi.


To Register: 

Send in ‘Course Title/KAR, Name, Cell Number with Whatsapp & Email Address’ on hast.o.neest@gmail.com. Query: 0345 2277971/

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

Venue Address: Hasrat Mohani Memorial Library & Hall Trust, ST-9/C Block A, North Nazimabad, Karachi. 

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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