ONLINE & AT PREMISES
New Term Starting 22nd November 2020
Apply by 20th November
Online & Premises
Post--Pandemic (March-April 2020), language courses are a hybrid of online & at premises courses (Lahore).
If the Ustad is based outside-Lahore, then the course is Online only.
The online platform engaged is Zoom and/or Google Classroom/Drive supported by Email/Whatsapp groups.
Time differences are worked out if applicants are from different time zones, and adjusted with the class students and teachers in mind.
Reading and reference material, including supporting uploaded class recordings are shared via Email/Google Drive/Whatsapp, or mailed by courier or post.
Reminders and intimations of sessions, timings, group meetings, fee payments etc. are shared via a whatsapp group.
For online participation, the basic requirements are a laptop/desktop computer, a hands-free, a stable internet connection and a smart phone for setting up an home-art studio.
Languages programs are based on their classical structures, which is the foundation for classical and modern forms of the language.
The emphasis therefore remains on learning grammar and its rules.
The teachers are the centre of activity; they set their course outline based on their own journey, knowledge & experience. In that way, each teacher follows their own method of teaching, for example some may use a coursebook and some may create their own. Their guidance is the key to a successful, beneficial learning journey.
Learning is beyond the fixed class time, duration and course outline. Students of Languages will find their learning in their after-class-hours practice, reading and conversations/company of their teacher.
Some courses are based on Levels which are usually sections of 2-4 months duration.
1A | Arabic Fusha | Syed Rehan GIlani
2A | Farsi Language through Urdu |
Syed Fazel Rizvi - Level 1 & Level 2
2B | Farsi Level 2 | Classical Texts with
Dr. Syed Jawad Hamdani
3A | Urdu Poetry & Poetics |
Syed Hijaz Mehdi
Essentials for Language Applicants
1. Post-Class Lesson Review/Practice
Lesson Review/practice is an essential to set a good foundation, which requires lesson review time-scheduling post-fixed-class-time throughout the course.
If a student is not clear on a previous lesson, the next lesson will be difficult to follow.
2. Reading & Research
Reading up on the theoretical discourse & gaining knowledge is another key essential element
The learning process takes time and gradually builds up.
Removing a 'fast-track' approach to learning is highly recommended.
The fixed time duration for any course is there for structural convenience. However, a good foundational command of language usually takes at least six months of consistent learning with the teacher.
One Month is Four Weeks.
كَلِمَةً طَيِّبَةً كَشَجَرَةٍ طَيِّبَةٍ
A good word is
as a good tree
Quran al Karim
Surah Ibrahim 14:24
Courses begin 17 November 2020
To Apply for any Course
Send in Course Title, Applicant Name, Academic Background, Email Address & Whatsapp number on or on 03008493170 with a short paragraph on the reason for applying.
Term Fee Submission
Full term fees is to be paid by the 10th of the first month of each Term.
The payment can be made by cash or crossed cheque in the name of the trust 'Baytunur'; bank-to-bank electronic transfer, or Western Union.
The term fee submission secures the basic infrastructure provided by the Institute. The submission is a participation, a contribution or hadya towards the Institute. The main role of the Institute is providing access to a learning environment where interaction with the teacher is at the centre.
There is no government recognized degree awarded by the Institute. Certificate/Letter of Course Completion can be provided upon request.
1A | العربية الفصحى Arabic Fusha "Pure Arabic" |
Syed Rehan Gilani - Level 1
FUSHA I: Three Months Duration, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm Twice a week on Sundays & Tuesdays. Course Fee: PKR 4000 per month
Starting Sunday 29 November 2020
Format: Each lesson on power point presentations; week assignments. Review of lessons at end of each month.
Basic Grammar & Vocabulary as well as an introduction to the History & Poetry of Arabic Language
Syed Rehan GIllani: Syed Muhammad Rehan-ul-Hasan Gilani is currently pursuing his PhD. in Islamic Studies from the University of Lahore.
He has secured Gold Medal in Ash-Shahadatul-Aalamiyyah Fil Uloom Al-Arabiyyah wal-Islamiyyah and 1st Position in BS (Hons) Arabic from Minhaj University Lahore.
He is also Adeeb Arabi and Alim Arabi from Darul-Uloom Muhammadiah Ghosiah, Bhera. His fields of interest include studies on Molana Rumi, Allama Iqbal, Said Nursi, Naat and Ilahiyat (Islamic Philosophy).
Language Course Details
2A | فارسی Farsi Language through Urdu | Syed Fazel Rizvi - Level 1 & Level 2
FARSI I: Four month duration; from 5:30 to 6:30 pm; twice a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Course Fee: PKR 4000 per month
Starting Wednesday 25 November 2020 on Skype
Format: Unique method of teaching farsi - grammar and vocabulary - through Urdu;
Applicants should be comfortable with Urdu language to be able to learn Farsi with Ustad Fazel.
A course text book is used which students will have to purchase, and which will be couriered to the students.
Course Outline: Basic Grammar & Vocabulary as well as Spoken language.
Syed Fazel Rizvi has been teaching farsi language for more than ten years in Karachi at the basic, intermediary, and advanced levels, to individual or groups of students.
2B | فارسی Farsi Language Level 2 Through Texts | Dr. Syed Jawad Hamdani
FARSI 2: Two month duration; from 8:00 to 9:00 pm pm; once a week on Sundays.
Course Fee: PKR 4000 per month
Starting Sunday 22 November 2020 on Skype
Format & Outline: Reading classical texts along with translation & grammatical explanations of the text; includes assignments;
غزلیات · حافظ
Fawaid al Fawad
Applicants should have a basic knowledge of Farsi language to apply.
Dr Jawad Hamdani is Islamabad based academician, graduated from Tehran University in Islamic Philosophy, Persian Language and Literature. He is a prominent analyst at BBC Persian Radio and TV. Dr Hamdani is also host of Pakistan Television (PTV) News.
3A | Urdu Poetry & Poetics | Syed Hijaz Mehdi
Format: 3 Month Duration: Total Classes: 24;
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Timings: 6:30 to 7:30 pm. Course Fee: PKR 4000 per month
Starting Tues 1 Dec 2020
Outline: 1. Wazn, Radeef & Qafiya 2. The difference between Nazm & Ghazal3. 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.
Syed Hijaz Mehdi is a poet and teaches urdu poetry appreciation at Hast o Neest.