Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Tariq bin Ashyam (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) reported: Whenever a man/woman entered the fold of Islam, the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) would show him/her how to perform Salaah and then direct him/her to supplicate: " اللَّهُمَّ اغفِرْ لي ، وَارْحمْني ، واهْدِني ، وعافِني ، وارْزُقني (O Allah! Forgive me, have mercy on me, guide me, guard me against harm and provide me with sustenance and salvation).''
In another narration Tariq said: A man came to the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) and said to him: "O Messenger of Allah! What shall I say if I want to pray to my Rubb (Lord)?'' He (PBUH) said, "Say: اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لي ، وَارْحَمْني ، وَعَافِني ، وَارْزُقني` (O Allah! Forgive me, have mercy on me, protect me and provide me with sustenance).' Surely, this supplication is better for you in this life and in the Hereafter.''
This is an awesome supplication and is good for everyday... !
All Power Lies With Allah [God]
Thursday, November 24, 2011
|Lupe Fiasco's LONG Awaited Follow Up To Enemy of The State [Mixtape].|
Check The Lyrics Here !
|Download It NOW !|
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
|This is The Dopest Photo From The Night [Mai, Muslim Art Initiative's Coat Drive and Benefit Concert].|
My Sister Yasmine Yasmine and I [Calligrafist], Hosting The Event At The National Black Theater.
Photo Was Taken By: Abdul-Karim Photography, Check Out The Other Pics From The Night Here, The QAffect !
Sunday, November 20, 2011
One of My Favorite Poems/Songs By Wale... Listen To The Words and Watch The Video, He's Telling A Story and Creating A Scene.
I Waited Mad Long To See The Visual of This, Finally It's Here. Ambitious Girls Are Rare...
Don't Allow Situations and Individuals To Distract You From an Education... With that being said, Wale shares his love story off last year’s More About Nothing MixTape. Ambition in stores now.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Please join MAI [Muslim Arts Initiative] for our 1st Coat Drive and Benefit Concert Fundraiser.
Every year, thousands of men, women, and children live through the winter without a warm coat to keep them warm.
Friday, Nov. 18th, At the National Black Theater of Harlem We will be collecting new and "gently used" coats for the less fortunate.
With performances by the soulful Denise Cotton, Sul Milli and an art exhibit by Andrea Leticia.
100% of donations go towards feeding and clothing the homeless.
Come out and enjoy an eventful evening, have fun, eat, and DONATE a coat and FUNDS for a good cause!
If you can't make it send someone with a coat[s] or donation[s].
Hosted By: Ismail Calligrafist Sayeed and Yasmine Yasmine
See you there!
PAYPAL DONATION LINK To Donate:
2031 5th Ave (Between 125th and 126th Streets)
Thursday, November 10, 2011
French light calligrapher and artist Kallam has always had a passion for writing, philosophy and Hip-Hop music. In an extension of his love for writing, Kallam started creating conventional calligraphic works from the lyrics of rap songs and other literary authors who help broaden his outlook on life.
As Kallam explored the concepts of calligraphy deeper, he began to embrace the writings of Arabic and Japanese calligraphic artists and found their styles to feel like magic to him. In his latest series of light calligraphy, Kalaam employed the help of photographer David Gallard to give us striking calligraphy that lingers in the air against the hard city and softness of nature. Take a look at Kalaam’s work below and visit his online home for exhibitions and more of his work – HERE.
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Thursday, November 03, 2011
The highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling book—DECODED—by multi-platinum, 13-time Grammy Award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and icon JAY-Z, was released on November 1 in a new, expanded paperback edition featuring a new Afterword and three new decoded songs.
What still excites me about rap is that it’s an open thread, a cipher that listeners find their own meanings in. The point of this book is not to settle arguments or transform rap songs into neat stories with a beginning, middle, and end. Rather, I’m trying to point readers to some ideas and information, get them to see deeper into the music than they saw before and learn more about worlds different from their own (or find new ways of looking at the worlds they already know)—to find their own meanings and connect them back to their own lives. I want readers to see the craft and learn the context—and I want them to still be able to feel the magic, and enjoy the show.
—JAY-Z, from the new Afterword
Last November DECODED hit the shelves and was an instant national New York Times Bestseller. This narrative journey through the lyrics and life of one of the most prolific artists of our time sparked an intense and ongoing conversation about art, hip hop, popular culture, and race in America.
Now, the new paperback edition includes seven new illustrations and three new decodings—“I Know,” from the American Gangster album; “Young Gz,” his last collaboration with Biggie; and one of his most personal songs; and “Lost One,” which fans voted the song they most wanted decoded. Also featured is a new chapter in which JAY-Z reflects on the process of creating the book, what it means to decode a song, and the responses the book received. DECODED was widely praised by critics, but JAY-Z admits: “I was probably most moved by the tweets I read from kids who wrote things like, This is the first book I’ve ever read all the way through. For all the other accolades the book received, the thing that makes me happiest is knowing that it’s working as a gateway drug for kids to get into reading and into thinking about new ways to use their own experiences.”
DECODED tells the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history. It is a story as unforgettable and as amazing as its subject.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
|Check what Lupe had to say about being an outspoken artist below!|
AllHipHop.com: What burden do you bear? Being this outspoken, honestly, there’s only a few artists that are this outspoken and really none on a “commercial level,” meaning out of the underground. Do you bear any particular burden? As a person or as a human, or even as an artist?