Eye for Art Brings the Modern Masters of Pakistani Art to Washington D.C.

Rind – Rind is famous for his portraits of women in Pakistan adorned with saris and jewelry and contrasted with sonnets by Faiz Ahmad Faiz. The colors are striking and his work is instantly recognizable.

Rind – Rind is famous for his portraits of women in Pakistan adorned with saris and jewelry and contrasted with sonnets by Faiz Ahmad Faiz. The colors are striking and his work is instantly recognizable.

One of the premier art galleries in Pakistan, Eye For Art, brings the moderns masters of Pakistani art and old master paintings to the US.

What started as a simple exhibition in Washington D.C., has evolved into a full-time gallery space in New York, a digital presence, and weekend shows in various cities around the US. Eye for Art’s focus has been in the “Modern Art” category including artists such as Sadequain, Gulgee, Chughtai, Jamil Naqsh, Bashir Mirza and Ahmed Parvez.

While the gallery has been around in Pakistan since 2004, the US presence is more recent. The idea behind bringing the gallery to the US stemmed from Eye for Art director, Ramez Qamer’s, interest and journey into exploring and buying culturally meaningful art from South Asia.

Jannah’s List recently spoke with Qamer on evoking the nostalgia of buying art that connected him to his heritage, educating his clients on how to look at Pakistani art as an investment, and his upcoming show in Washington D.C. [Read more...]

Go Red for Women

National Wear Red Day 2016

National Wear Red Day 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wear a little red this Friday and help spread awareness so women can add taking care of their own health to our already very long to do list!

Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we can change that because 80% of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action.

Teach: Critical Thinking Questions from Obama’s Visit to the Baltimore Mosque

Yesterday, President Obama visited a mosque in Baltimore, MD. I chose not to share the content with my own children, besides the basic knowledge of the visit. They are still too young. However, I urge you to watch this video with your own children and ask some important critical thinking questions to discuss amongst your family.

Critical Thinking Questions via Noor Kids:

(1) Why did President Obama visit the mosque? What is he worried about? Does he care about Muslims?

(2) What does it mean to be an American? How does being Muslim make us a better American? How long have Muslims been in America?

(3) Does President Obama talk about a difference between Muslims and ISIL/Al Qaeda? What is the difference?

The Story of A Father and A Crow by Nouman Ali Khan

I am a very visual person. I love hearing stories, but when there are visuals attached, I have such a better understanding of what I am learning. I recently came across this visual illustration of a great speech by Nouman Ali Khan. This short story will forever be etched in my brain, thanks to this wonderful video. Immediately after watching, I bet you can guess who my first phone call was to!

 

Muslim teen wants to be first professional ballerina in a hijab: ‘Dancing is like flying’ via NY Daily News

Stephanie Kurlow via NY Daily News

Stephanie Kurlow via NY Daily News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muslim teen wants to be first professional ballerina in a hijab: ‘Dancing is like flying’

Event: Quranic Arabic Course in DC Maryland Virginia

Quranic Arabic Course DC MD VA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give one evening of your week to learn the language of the Quran. Spaces are limited and classes begin soon.

Currently listening to: Noor – a Muslim Cinderella

Miraj Audio

Miraj Audio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snow days don’t stop us from learning! With so many amazing audio books available for purchase, to stream for free or through your local library, we are currently enjoying Miraj Audio’s Noor – A Muslim Cinderella story. [Read more...]

Muslim, Bipolar, and still unmarried via Altmuslimah

photo credit: Asim Bharwani

photo credit: Asim Bharwani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My girlfriends and I talk constantly about how difficult it is for us to find suitable husbands nowadays. “We’re amazing,” we reassure ourselves, half-jokingly, half-sincerely. “Anyone would be lucky to nab us!”

Discovering My Child is Dyslexic: The Islamic Response via Sisters Magazine

Discovering My Child is Dyslexic: The Islamic Response

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovering My Child is Dyslexic: The Islamic Response

Life has its tests and trials. Finding out your child has dyslexia is certainly one of them. Ann Stock shows us, through her own family’s test, that having true belief in Allah’s names and attributes changes our response for the better.

New Book Alert! The Productive Muslim

The Productive Muslim

The Productive Muslim

Ever wondered if there’s a practical way to lead a productive lifestyle that combines the best of Islamic tradition and modern psychology and science?

In “The ProductiveMuslim” Mohammed Faris, the founder of ProductiveMuslim.com, provides this practical framework that helps urban global Muslims lead a productive lifestyle ­ Spiritually, Physically, and Socially.