Announcement by Taimoor Khan Mumtaz

Baytunur registered as a trust in the year 2006 to promote the understanding of the spiritual branch of Islam known as ‘tasawwuf’ or “Sufism”. Managed and supported by six trustees, its academic activity is overseen by a board that includes three trustees and three scholars. It also has an academic advisory council.

 The Islam Seminars:  are a series of seminars and/or colloquiums that are held in spring and/or summer each year where different scholars are invited to speak in an interactive environment on a certain topic. The topics are usually set on public demand. The inaugural seminars were held in collaboration with Iqbal Academy Pakistan in Lahore, Pakistan and Teachers’ Development Centre, Karachi in 2007. To date a total of six Islam Seminars have been conducted.

 The Islam Seminars this year will be conducted in August 2009 – insha Allah – on the relationship between religion and culture. The details of which will be hopefully posted and emailed by July 2009.

 The BAYTUNUR BLOG: www.baytunur.blogspot.com houses the knowledge shared at these seminars. We invite all interested to experience this knowledge, comment on it, discuss it, debate it etc.. and hopefully pass it on!

 The following posts of the seminar transcripts have been recently added after a long, unavoidable gap:

 THE SYMBOLISM OF QURANIC ILLUMINATION
SYED TAJAMMUL HUSSAIN
Third Seminar: Art of Islam
Sunday, 2nd September 2007
Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex, Lahore
 
CENTRALITY OF ENVIRONMENT FOR THE ‘ARTICLES OF FAITH’ (AQAID) IN ISLAM
ABBAS HUSAIN
Second Seminar:
Global Environment & Islamic Thought
Sunday, 19th August 2007
Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex, Lahore
ISLAMIC ART & SCIENCE: A SHARED VISION
Taimoor Khan Mumtaz
Fifth Seminar: Science of Islam II – Setting the terms of the debate
Sunday, 3rd August 2008
Aiwan-e-Iqbal Complex, Lahore
 
The following interesting links have also been added:

PARADISE FOUND : ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE & ARTS: A documentary on Islamic Arts & Architecture across the Muslim World [Part1/10 only
http://www.halaltube.com [collection of lectures of various Islam scholars around the world]

http://www.goshaenur.blogspot.com [an Islamic Art and Books shop located Upper Mall, Lahore].

 BAYTUNUR also aims to promote research in post graduate study in the field of humanities and social sciences. We would like to call on interested Phd students in the field of humanities & social sciences to send us their Phd. dissertations for publication. The dissertations will be whetted by our academic board and advisory council before being selected for publication. Please email us at baytunur@gmail.com for further details.

 The Baytunur team has also recently conducted research for a television serial on the daily life of the Holy Prophet.