Join us as we remember Dr Martin Luther King In A Season of Resistance
Friday, Jan 13th
Jumah: Dar Al-Hijrah 1:30 United We Stand! Law Enforcement standing against Hate Crimes and intimidation: Imam Johari Abdul-Malik
WHC – MLK Dinner: Moral Revival with Rev Barber
5:00pm Washington Hebrew Congregation
Macomb St, NW, Washington, DC
Sat, Jan 14
11:00 Interfaith: National Day of Action for Immigrants and Refugees
1518 M St. NW.
Metropolitan AME Church
Sun, Jan 15
11:00 WHC Day of Service
Macomb St, NW
Our sister Nsenga Knight is leading the way. She deserves our support. Read On and Write On….your donation.
I hope that this email reaches you in good health and high spirits! If you’ve been following my work and art career you may know that I have been doing a lot of exhibitions lately and have some really exciting opportunities on the horizon including an exhibition this fall at the Drawing Center – a museum in downtown Manhattan dedicated to the medium of drawing, and the Author Ross Gallery at UPenn this fall among other. I’ll send info and invites for those as the dates approach and I hope that you can attend some of my opening receptions. I’m writing you today about an exciting project that I am creating this summer (inshaAllah/God willing) in hopes that you will support my work and become a collector and steward of my art. This summer I have the unique opportunity to develop a special fine art print series based on Other Stars Don’t Behave So, one of my most popular drawings (20 x 30 inches). The drawing is inspired a rendering by Al Baruni – the 10th century Iranian Muslim Astronomer and anthropologist describing the moon cycle and includes graphic elements in the tradition of Islamic geometrical art and many other abstract art traditions found in nomadic cultures. The series reminds us of the our connection to the cosmos, our Creator, and all people. To create the Other Stars Don’t Behave So print series (which will be 3 different prints in a limited edition of 20 prints) I will be working with Brian Garner, a renowned Tamarind Institute trained master printmaker at Supergraphic in Durham, NC. The print series includes etching and lithography, costs $3000 to develop and will take a full week working with Brian @ $500/ day plus all the material costs for the project. Any amount that you contribute is appreciated. I’m interested in you collecting my work, so I am offering you a print from the Other Stars Don’t Behave So series for each day @$500/ day that you are able to sponsor the project.
We will be prepared to start working in the last week of July so I am seeking to have all of the funds needed for the project before July 20th. If you are able to do so, I can accept your contributions to the Other Stars Don’t Behave So print series via my PayPal account using PayPal.Me/NsengaKnight or by mail (1438 Newcastle Rd #A2 Durham, NC 27704).
Thank you so much for considering to support my work. Your support will mean so much for me and the development of my creative work. Please feel free to share this email with other people you know who may be interested in contributing to this project. A photo of the Other Stars Don’t Behave So drawing is below. I can be reached at (917) 327 – 0969 if you’d like to chat about anything.
P.S. Please enjoy the links I’ve included in this email which give you lots of artistic info.
I condemn in the strongest terms use of excessive force by many police department in the United States. Therefore my comments should in no way be taken that I condoning the actions of the Police Department or the grand jurys in the deaths of some many Black lives. There is a book recently written by a young man in my community but I think every young black man and apply to their lives if they want to thrive in America.
my father used to tell us when you know who you’re dealing with act accordingly.
Here are some sample questions. I included [my thoughts] in brackets to show where I am going with the question:
– What is your advice to limit the chances of getting pulled over?
[Head/brake lights in working order, etc, NEVER speeding, ALWAYS stop at signal lights/stop signs]
– What are the must haves of driving?
[Tags, registration, driver’s license, insurance, should NEVER be allowed to expire, etc. If you don’t have it DO NOT DRIVE]
– If pulled over how should one behave if one is pulled over?
[pull over immediately, roll down all four windows to show what is in the car, hands on stirring wheel, be polite]
– What is your advice for AFTER getting a ticket?
[SHOW UP FOR COURT!!! PAY THE TICKET!!! This is how many enter the system]
– What is your advice to limit (note: not stop, but LIMIT) any proking on the street?
[i.e., dress and appearance, keeping ID]
– Any advice you have for dealing with law enforcement in one’s home (i.e., you call them/potential domestic dispute)?
[keep ID on you, remain calm]
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله – peace be upon you
Imam Johari Abdul-Malik Ibn WR Seale
The Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center joins our fellow Americans as we celebrate the birth of our nation, July 4th 1776.
Morocco was the first country to recognize the United States of America and became an ally protecting ships off the coast of Africa during the Barbary Coast Wars.
As Muslims we believe that our founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, were influenced by the concept of freedom of religion by the treaty of Medina giving full citizenship to all, independent of their faith and affirmation in the Holy Quran stating “Let there be no compulsion in Religion”.
The first amendment of our constitution remains a beacon of hope to the world. This Wednesday, July 6th millions of American Muslims will celebrate the feast of the end of Ramadan, in peace and freedom.
We celebrate today knowing that Muslims played a leading role in the founding of our nation.
Eid Mubarak and Happy Independence Day America!!!