Bilalian Night at the Museum

Thank you to everyone who braved the rain and joined me at the Queens Museum for Muhammad School of Language and Martial Arts: Bilalian Night at the Museum. We had a full house on Saturday and the event was a success, Alhamdullilah! Having as many people as I can participate in public events like this one isContinue reading “Bilalian Night at the Museum”

Join Us on September 23rd at the Queens Museum!

I’m excited to announce I’ll be hosting an event at the Queens Museum on September 23rd, from 6-9PM.  The Bilalian Night at the Museum is an evening focused on preserving the Black Muslim legacy that’s organized as part my social practice project Muhammad School of Language and Martial Arts. You can RSVP here. The Bilalian Night at the Museum showcases an archive thatContinue reading “Join Us on September 23rd at the Queens Museum!”

Hello From Guyana!

I’m currently visiting Guyana with my family: my mom, 3 out of my five sisters, aunt Diane, my son Muruwah and my daughter Sajda. My mother and aunt Diane are Guyanese, and this is my mom’s first time returning to her home country since she was 12 years old. I’ve been balancing participating in the MuslimsContinue reading “Hello From Guyana!”

Traveling To Guyana With My Mother

It’s been a while since I wrote a post on this blog. I hope you missed reading it as much as I have missed posting on here. I’m always happy to stay connected with you and I pray we continue to add value to one other and our communities. Last week was so hectic and wentContinue reading “Traveling To Guyana With My Mother”

Eating Around Queens

As you know, I have been a practicing artist for many years now, 15+ years and counting insha’allah. I have had the pleasure to both live in and travel to many countries, and I’ve always felt comfortable around different people. A small favorite indulgence of mine has been, and still is, trying out new cuisines and samplingContinue reading “Eating Around Queens”


Last weekend a street in Jamaica, Queens was named after SWAM House of Discipline, one of the oldest, and most popular martial arts dojos led by African American Muslims. It was so inspiring and uplifting to spend the weekend at SWAM to honor and celebrate them and their leader Sijo Mutakabbir who is such a visionary.Continue reading “A STREET NAMED SWAM WAY.”


The USA has been experiencing record-breaking heat but, and his might sound strange, because I lived in Egypt for six years, as a result I developed a high tolerance for heat and if it’s not above 95 degrees I don’t really feel it. It wasn’t always this way for me, but it’s amazing how our bodies can adapt toContinue reading “GUYANA HERE I COME!”

HOT ARTIST SUMMER: Social Practice, Lunches, and Being Present

I’ve been enjoying spending more and more time outside as the warmer summer weather rolled in. Don’t get me wrong, I love producing works in my studio, and during my In Situ Fellowship and Artist Residency at Queens Museum, I have spent so much time in the archives of the museum. I used to goContinue reading “HOT ARTIST SUMMER: Social Practice, Lunches, and Being Present”


I’ve put together this guide of available artworks and how you can purchase them according to your aesthetic needs and budget. I have also made some updates to my Website, so head over there for a more in depth look into my practice and my different projects. My Plateaus series which is inspired by the sufiContinue reading “A GUIDE TO BUYING NSENGA KNIGHT’S ARTWORKS”


“Never have I witnessed such sincere hospitality and overwhelming spirit of true brotherhood as is practiced by people of all colors and races here in this ancient Holy Land, the home of Abraham, Muhammad and all the other Prophets of the Holy Scriptures. For the past week, I have been utterly speechless and spellbound byContinue reading “RITUALS AND COMMUNITY: CONNECTING AND MAKING SPACE FOR EACH OTHER”