Monday, June 30, 2014

Muslim Footballers Fasting in Ramadhan During World Cup

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As the World Cup reached the quarter finals this past Saturday (June 28), a number of Muslim players whose teams have made it through the tough group matches were facing a bigger challenge off the field than on it.

The holy month of Ramadhan coincides for the first time since 1986 [My Birth Year] with the soccer tournament. The 30-day period of fasting and prayer, which requires dawn to dusk abstinence from food, drink and sex, begins Saturday and is expected to end July 29.

It will be a critical testing time for practicing Muslim players who need to be in peak condition to meet the demands of the game during the knockout matches. Add to this Brazil’s heat and humidity, which has prompted required breaks every 30 minutes to rehydrate athletes with water.

Those likely to be affected include France’s Karim Benzema, Bacary Sagna, Mamadou Sakho and Moussa Sissoko; German midfielder Mesut Ozil and teammate Sami Khedira; Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri; and Belgium’s key players Mousa Dembele, Marouane Fellaini, and Adnan Januzaj. 

via - Huffington Post

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ramadhan 2014

Ramadhan Mubarak/Kareem [Blessed Ramadhan] to Everyone ! 

During the blessed month of Ramadhan [AKA Ramadan], Muslims all over the world abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the daylight hours. As a time to purify the soul, refocus attention on God, and practice self-sacrifice, Ramadhan is much more than just not eating and drinking.

Muslims are called upon to use this month to re-evaluate their lives in light of Islamic guidance. We are to make peace with those who have wronged us, strengthen ties with family and friends, do away with bad habits -- essentially to clean up our lives, our thoughts, and our feelings. The Arabic word for "fasting" (saum) literally means "to refrain" - and it means not only refraining from food and drink, but from evil actions, thoughts, and words.

During Ramadan, every part of the body must be restrained. The tongue must be restrained from backbiting and gossip. The eyes must restrain themselves from looking at unlawful things. The hand must not touch or take anything that does not belong to it. The ears must refrain from listening to idle talk or obscene words. The feet must refrain from going to sinful places.

In such a way, every part of the body observes the fast.
Therefore, fasting is not merely physical, but is rather the total commitment of the individuals body and soul to the spirit of the fast. Ramadan is a time to practice self-restraint; a time to cleanse the body and soul from impurities and re-focus one's self on the worship of Allah !

Above Artwork is Done By Calligrafist, Via - Calligrafy.tumblr.com

Any questions concerning Ramadhan feel free to Email Me: Calligrafist@gmail.com
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Beards R Us - Jakk Frost ft. Malik B x Tana Da Beast x Freeway [Video]

 
DIRECTED BY JAKK FROST 

FILMED/EDITED BYJIMI GIAMBRONE MUSIC 

PRODUCED BY MR GREEN 

SHOT ON LOCATION BACK STAGE AT THE ROOTS PICNIC 2014 

WITH CAMEOS FROM BLACK THOUGHT,ACTION BRONSON,STATIK SELEKTAH,DICE RAW,KURUPT,ED LOVER,CHARLIE MACK,LEE MAZIN,KYLE LOWRY,Q DEEZY,CHILL MOODY,MS JADE,NEEF BUCK,CRAIG G, FRANK KNUCKLES
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Grey Goose x Kehinde Wiley Honor Spike Lee x Do The Right Thing #CalligrafistPhotography


Grey Goose celebrated the launch of its Grey Goose Le Melon flavor by partnering with renowned/award winning artist Kehinde Wiley to honor one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation. In recognition of the 25th anniversary of his acclaimed film Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee was toasted by Grey Goose and Wiley as part of their initiative to celebrate the “Modern Kings of Culture” through a portrait series. Wiley has created a series of custom portraits honoring selected individuals [Swizz Beatz, Carmelo Anthony, etc] who have broken ground or influenced culture.


At an exclusive screening event at The Crosby Street Hotel in Lower Manhattan, the Emmy Award Winning and Oscar-nominated Lee was immortalized in an original portrait by Wiley as stars came out to show love and support to the acclaimed filmmaker, producer, and writer on his special night.

There was also a special screening of the documentary The Making of Do the Right Thing, which showed behind-the-scenes footage featuring the late Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, Oscar-nominated actors Danny Aiello and John Turturro, as well as Lee, cinematographer Ernest R. Dickerson and more. Attendees such as Aiello, Michael K. Williams, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants and Think Like A Man Too star Michael Ealy all recognized how much the engrossing film impacted culture and the discussion of race relations in America.

After the screening, “Extra” host AJ Calloway moderated an intimate Q&A between Kehinde Wiley and Spike Lee where both men reflected on their careers, how their paths crossed and what role art plays in furthering consciousness. After the portrait was revealed for the very first time, guests flocked to the after-party which featured Grey Goose Le Melon cocktails and a special DJ set by Q-Tip, With a Slew of TasteMakers in Attendance.

Photo Credit: @Calligrafist

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Free - Locksmith [Video]


Sunny Los Angeles provides the beautiful landscape for Locksmith's latest video "Free" from his album A Thousand Cuts now available everywhere.

Video directed by Locksmith & Brian Storm Track produced by Locksmith & Mike Blankenship
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Monday, June 16, 2014

Stuff Fly People Like 6th Anniversary Party #CalligrafistPhotography

Stuff Fly People Like Celebrated Their 6th Anniversary on June 11th a Salon De Lafayette, Hosted by Olivia x Sofi Green and Attended by Many Taste Makers !

Below You Can View The Event From The Lens of Calligrafist Photography.

Photo Credit: Calligrafist

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Moisturize Your Mind: Oh Shit x Da Wizrd Art Presentation #CalligrafistPhotography

Tattoo Artist "Oh Shit" x Photographer "Walt" of Black Ink Had an Art Presentation "Moisturize Your Mind" at RAW SPACE in Harlem... VH1 Was Filming The Event, So You Know it Was Packed and Successful !

Photo Credit: Calligrafist

View The Photos in Their Entirety on My Facebook Page !

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Modern Drummer: Amadeus Magazine Feature #CalligrafistPhotography

Multi-Platinum Producer Antwan Amadeus Thompson and his Platinum Boy Music imprint celebrated his recent feature in Modern Drummer Magazine with a live jam session, Media Q&A as well as magazine signing taking place at the Gibson Brand Showroom in NYC.
  
With accreditations including production on Keyshia Cole’s Next Time single as well as multiple records on Jennifer Lopez’s forthcoming A.K.A album [available June 17th] as well as success touring with The Trey Songz Experience, as Musical Director.

Photo Credit: @Calligrafist 

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Nema's Boom Boom Room: Sebastian Mikael #CalligrafistPhotography

NBBR's Monthly Showcase Featured Sebastian Mikael as The Headliner With Official C C x Tess x Ddendyl as Opening Acts !

Hosted by: Charlie Wilson & a special celebrity guest host!

Photo Credit: @Calligrafist

to See The Entire Album go to My FB Page !

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Retrospective: Jeff Koons [Whitney Museum]

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Who: Jeff Koons  

What: Retrospective

Where: Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
 

When: June 27 – Oct 19

Easily one of the most popular yet controversial artists of his generation, Jeff Koons receives a retrospective at one of America’s most acclaimed museums. Known for his new approach to ready-mades and an infatuation with mass culture, Koons has enjoyed a career spanning over 35 years. 

The exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of Koons’ work to date as it spans the period from 1978 to the present. The scope of Koons career is presented in 120 works and will be his first ever museum presentation in New York. This retrospective also marks the final show for the Whitney in its old building, before it moves to its new location in the Meatpacking District. Organized by Scott Rankopf, the exhibition will travel to the Centre Pompidou, Paris and then onto the Guggenheim Bilbao and will end its run towards the tail-end of 2015. For all of Koons’ popularity, controversy and importance to contemporary arts’ ever-expanding discourse, visiting this show is a no-brainer.

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Monday, June 09, 2014

AudioVision: Naturel x iLLMind #CalligrafistPhotography

Last Week at REED SPACE, Artist Naturel Presented #AudioVision [Hosted by StaplePigeon x Curated by Esteban Serrano].

 #AudioVision was developed to show the historic relationship between visual art and music, which have always been connected. The first #AudioVision features a retrospective of the music and art created by Naturel & super producer illmindproducer.

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 Was Hot in There... Support The Artists !

Photo Credit: Ismail Calligrafist Sayeed for #CalligrafistPhotography

Enjoy The Pics... Don't Forget to Tag Me @Calligrafist x @calligrafistPhotography and My Hashtag #CalligrafistPhotography if You Repost The Pictures on Your Social Sites !

Thank You !


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Monday, June 02, 2014

#CelebrationOfLifeXArt [My First Art Showcase x My 28th Birthday]

This Year for My Birthday I Opted to Not Have a Party, But Have an Art Presentation Along With My Guy Datwon Thomas...

The Two Featured Artists Were Candice "Candy" Rose x Travis "Ultamiciti" Will of Long Island, NYC.

ALL Photography by #TheQAffect www.TheQAffect.com

 Thank You to ALL That Came Out and Supported Me for My Birthday and First of Many Art Shows, Thank You to Ken of LifeStyle Trimco for Hosting My Birthday and Being a True Friend... Love is Love !

Y'all The Real MVP's !!!

Post by Ismail Calligrafist Sayeed.

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