Hastoneest Six Month Certificate Course


Six-month Certificate Course: چھ ماہ سرٹیفیکیٹ برأے تعارفی اسباق
Introduction to Traditional Wisdom, Art & Culture تعارفی اسباق: حکمت،فنون و ثقافت

Course is scheduled to begin Friday, 19 May 2017; 
Application Deadline is Saturday, 15 April 2017

Pakistan is heir to rich artistic, intellectual and literary traditions which ironically find no place in its educational institutions. The reason being that for the most part we neither understand the deeper principles of tradition, nor modernity.

Tradition is seen as a source of faith and values with no practical utility. Hence, the mind is not engaged with its intellectual side. Modernity is seen only with respect to its end products, with no understanding of its deeper philosophical and epistemological foundations.

This course aims to offer a glimpse into the worldview which tradition offers; opening the door to looking at creation as something meaningful and the traditional arts, culture and literature as windows to deepening and cultivating our spiritual, intellectual and artisitic potential. The course also introduces the bases of modernity and the principles at work behind the institutions, mechanisms and attitudes we see around us today.

Course Outline:

1. MODERNITY & TRADITION – روایت و جدیدیت

(Worldviews, Metaphysics, Cosmology and Traditional Art & Architecture)


(Fiqh, Kalam, Tasawwuf)
3. LANGUAGE & LITERATURE – زبان و ادب

(Poetry & Poetics of Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic & Farsi)

4. ARTS – فنون

(Geometry, Calligraphy, Classical Music, Symbols, Myths & Folk Tales)

Course teachers include Taimoor Khan Mumtaz (NCA), Dr. Qaiser Shehzad (IIU, Islamabad), Irfan Qureshi (NCA), Jawad Hamdani (IIU, Islamabad), Syed Uzair Abdullah and Dr. Fuad Naeem (USA).

Objective: Introducing the foundations of Tradition, critical apraisal of Modernity, philosophical and intellectual underpinnings of Traditional Art, Wisdom and Culture.

Format:. Lectures/Seminars conducted in the classroom and/or online with a select panel of teachers, (Online teaching provisions for students living outside Lahore, Pakistan).

The course duration is six months. The class timings are afternoon and/or evening (between 3:00 to 8:00 pm PST). Course material will be provided, and class activity will comprise of readings, presentations,written assignments, and class discussion; Course assessments.

Academic Qualification: Matriculation (Minimum);
Age: 20+ Years;
Language: English and Urdu.
Selection Interview of Interested applicants.
Course Fees: Rs. 8,000 per month.

How to Apply:
Interested applicants should send in their name, cell number and email address to with a short paragraph stating their reasons for joining the course.

 Queries can be forwarded on hast.o.neest@gmail.com/0300 8493170.