“Sunlight looks slightly different on this wall than it does on that wall, and a lot different on this other one but it is still one light.”-Rumi Today is the the day of Arafat, which is the day most associated with atonement on the hajj. People sit on the mount Arafat reflecting, reciting Quran, andContinue reading “Hajj Inspired Art Pt3: Changing Colors on Arafat”
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Hajj Inspired Art Pt2: She Ran!
We Run because Hajjar Ran. Even though you and I are not physically on hajj right now, we can still connect to the spirit of the the hajj. Indeed, the hajj is both a physical and a spiritual experience. My Tawaf/ Sa’y series is inspired by the pilgrimage footsteps of exemplars – Malcolm X, Ali Shariati, and of courseContinue reading “Hajj Inspired Art Pt2: She Ran!”
Hajj Inspired Art Pt1: Hajjar’s True Independence
“Hajj is the combination of Tawaf and Sa’y. It resolves the contradictions that have confused mankind throughout history” -Ali Shariati If you are reading this blog, you probably are not on hajj right now. You might be getting ready to see the 4th of July “Independence Day” fireworks (like I am) and feeling disconnected from the hajjContinue reading “Hajj Inspired Art Pt1: Hajjar’s True Independence”
Open Studios, Day 3: Fitra Series (Amber) | Starting to Paint
Open Studios, Day 2: Fitra Series (Amber) Color Story
Nsenga Knight Open Studios Day 1 | Fitra: Amber
Starting from inspiration, I’m creating my new Fitra series which is inspired by The Book of Sufi Healing. Here’s a recap of Day 1 of my virtual Open Studios.
Sayyida Nafisa’s Khalwa: A Conversation on Muslim Women and Sacred Spaces
A conversation between Nsenga Knight and her sister Nuriddeen Knight about their visit to the khalwa (place of voluntary seclusion) of 9th century female Islamic scholar Sayida Nafisa in Cairo, Egypt.
I Am Muslim exhibition at Above Art Studios
Fasting in Ramadan and Art Forge Deep Connection
Fasting and engaging with art are opportunities for deep connection In this blog post I’m going to talk about fasting and art as opportunities to deepen our connection to our Creator, creation, and creativity. Firstly, let’s talk about what the Ramadan fast is. Right now, about 2 Billion people on this planet are detaching fromContinue reading “Fasting in Ramadan and Art Forge Deep Connection”