Ok it’s time again to guess the color! Your prize is hugs for lyfe! What color is Dany painting the artshack chalet?? (@ninagotlieb if you get this one too, you get a free class- for real)! HINT: 🌿🌳🌴🍀🍃☘️🌱🌵
The LAMP's D.C. Vito and Abby Kiesa of Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) discuss why and how we're committed to unifying media literacy and civic engagement. Young people deserve to be treated as agents of change in our communities — and our democracy needs them. #22x20 https://medium.com/infogagement/https-medium-com-infogagement-civic-imperative-for-media-literacy-youth-action-b9906f66bed1
This week for our #ArtistSpotlight we would like to introduce Mikael Karlsson, a composer originally from Sweden, who has made a name for himself internationally. His music has been performed in places such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Oslo Opera House, The Vienna State Opera, and so many more. He has composed in genres ranging from chamber music and soundtracks to pop and sound collages. There will be multiple performances of his recent opera, The Echo Drift (co-presented with HERE Arts Center, Beth Morrison Projects, and American Opera Projects) as part of the PROTOTYPE Festival at BPAC starting Jan 10th! For more info and tickets: http://bit.ly/echodrift
"I learned how to use stronger words to get my readers' attention. The most memorable moment of this experience was when I was writing my second story, that was very emotional to me." -Ashley, 8th grade
This winter, a donation to 826NYC can inspire the next generation of New York City authors. Donate today: http://ow.ly/NyVl30h0BlP
Today is International Volunteer Day 2017, and we loved being able to celebrate some of our achievements. These would not have been possible without you, our volunteers.
Thanks to each one of you for contributing to our mission to impact the world. We cannot wait to achieve even more over the next year.
Here's to more helping, learning, and exploring!
If you would like to get on board, discover the volunteer opportunities we offer on our website: https://goo.gl/3nakW1
Looking for fun & fabulous fashion for all your holiday parties?
ModCloth had a #BlackFridayBreakup to give their employees the day off and donated $5M worth of apparel to Dress for Success!
Support a company doing good while looking good. 👌
On November 28th, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are teaming up to match up to $2 million in funds raised for nonprofits in the U.S. via Facebook.
We hope you will consider joining us in our efforts to help today’s teens live healthier and happier lives by fundraising for us! #givingtuesday
To learn more, visit: http://bit.ly/2A3VKap
All are invited this Thanksgiving to a meal and shared company at St. Paul's Chapel, hosted by the congregations of Park 51, Tamid: The Downtown Synagogue, and Trinity Church Wall Street.
Doors open at 11:30am with live music, followed by an interfaith blessing and Thanksgiving meal at noon. Come and join your neighbors for food and fellowship.
November 23rd, 2017
St. Paul's Chapel
209 Broadway New York, NY 10007
Want to help? Volunteers are needed on both Wednesday evening (November 22) and Thanksgiving Day. RSVP by clicking the link
Youth-Adult Partnership was in full swing last night at Coro as the Participatory Budgeting Youth Fellows facilitated a session for the Fellows in Public Affairs, providing an introduction to Participatory Budgeting (PB) and discussing their work to bring youth voice to the PB process across the city.
“Thank you!,” to everyone who attended Parker Sensei’s Kyoshi celebration this afternoon! Special appreciation goes to Maryann Amici Sensei for ordering the cake, and David Bressler Sensei for leading the embu.
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Talk about fall color!
Powder coating is a great way to work with durable color on metal of all types. This small scale application is perfect for jewelry and other petite objects. Get to know this great technique in our 2 day workshop with visiting artist Andrea G. Miller. November 18 & 19.
미국 거주 한인들의 세무/회계 분야 진출을 돕고자 지난 2005년 설립한 KAPLI 가 2017년 10월 26일, 창립 12주년을 맞이 하였습니다!
KAPLI 창립 12주년을 계기로, 그동안의 성원에 보답하고자 기간한정 스페셜 이벤트를 준비하였습니다.
기간: 10/26(목) - 11/9(목)
지금 바로 확인해 보세요!!
Hi everyone! Sorry for the delay here are the sketches for this semesters first show! Auditions are 7pm in LHW! See you there!
Kid Rock written by Kaitlin Owens
Young woman is struck by a postmates biker and dies for a full 8 minutes during which she has an intimate moment with country superstar Kid Rock.
Blow Up Meet Up by Kelly Lyn Materia
A person introduces their girlfriend to their group of friends. Only problem is-- she's a blow up sex doll.
Conservative Coming Out by Joseph Drennan
A man comes out to his parents that he is... a republican.
Howling Yonders by Ryan Blomquist
A look inside Classic Hollywood's not so great cover up of an actor's flaming homosexuality.
Cash Cab by Bria Diemer
Exactly the premise of the TV show Cash Cab but if it wasn't actually the real cash cab it was just some dude in a car with sound effects on their phone.
Despacito by Carly Bivona
Justin Bieber knows all about Spanish now and he's decided to James-Franco-style take over a college classroom.
Happy Mid-autumn! Our celebration comes in 2 days. Register at https://goo.gl/forms/TozGCHJ77a9dBEAu1 for *FREE* dinner, *FREE* moon cake, *FREE* mini game, and win *Amazon gift card*! Today is the *LAST* day for registration, don't miss it!
We paired artists with ArtWorks for Youth students over a two-month period to collaborate on a piece of art. We are now auctioning the works off.
The work has been up for view since Saturday and can be prieviewed during gallery hours Monday - Wednesday.
The closing and end of the line auction will be Wednesday, 30 August from 6:00 - 8:00.
If you are interested in a work but are unable to attend the closing, enquire about our absentee bidding option.
After an early lunch in Trenton, NJ, this bus tour will take us to Cadwalader Park designed by Frederick Law Olmstead in 1890-92. His plan for the park left intact Ellerslie, an 1848 Italianate villa that is now the Trenton City Museum. An exhibit about Olmstead and his work will be on display there. Olmstead also planned the layout of a residential area, Cadwalader Heights, that is adjacent to the park. In addition to being able to see the exhibit and explore the park, tour participants will have the opportunity to enter as many as 10 houses on self-guided walks in Cadwalader Heights. The houses range from cottage to castle in a variety of styles from Colonial Revival to Tudor Revival.
This tour is limited to 34 participants
Fees: $120 for Victorian Society New York members, $150 for others
Paid reservations must be received by Wednesday, September 6
Please see our website for further information!
Hey PS3 Project PLAYers - the initiative is finally complete! Each PreK space now has a slide and a monkey bar. The big kids have imagination playground blocks. Bike racks were installed a couple years ago, and the PreK garden is flourishing. So happy for our PS3 Tigers!
Rules of the Fasting of Ramadan
Prepared by Mohamed Baianonie, Imam of the Islamic Center of Raleigh, NC
Allaah ﷻ says in the Qur'aan what may be interpreted as, "O' you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may achieve Taqwaa (righteousness, God-fearing)." [Surat Al-Baqarah, verse 183]
The prophet Muhammad ﷺ said, "Whoever observes the fast during the month of Ramadan, (while) believing in Allaah and seeking His rewards, will have his past sins forgiven." [Reported by Imaams Bukhaari, Muslim and others]
Fasting the month of Ramadan is one of the main pillars of Islam. It is obligatory upon every sane, healthy Muslim whose reached puberty and is not traveling during the time of fasting. As for women, they must not fast if they are menstruating or having post-childbirth bleeding.
The Essential Elements Of The Fast
There are two essentials elements for your fast to be valid and accepted. They are:
You must have the intention to fast before fajr (dawn) every night during the month of Ramadan. The intention does not need to be spoken, because in reality it is an act of the heart, which does not involve the tongue. It will be fulfilled by one's intention from the heart to fast out of obedience to Allaah ﷻ seeking His pleasure.
Abstaining from acts that nullify the Fast
The second essential element for your fast to be accepted is that you abstain from the acts that nullify the fast from dawn to sunset.
If you maintain these two essential elements during fasting, then your fast will be valid and accepted.
Six Actions That Invalidate Or Nullify The Fast
All scholars have agreed that the following acts will invalidate the fast. They are:
Intentional Eating or Drinking
If someone eats or drinks due to forgetfulness, a mistake, or coercion, then his fast is still valid and should continue to fast. If you choose to eat or drink, for any reason, then your fast will become invalid.
If one is overcome by the urge to vomit, and vomits unintentionally, then he should continue to fast. If someone chooses to vomit, for any reason, then his fast will become invalid.
Intentional Sexual Intercourse
If one has sexual intercourse while fasting, then he must perform kaffaarah, expiation of the sin. (Fasting continuously for sixty days or if unable then one should feed sixty poor people).
Menstrual or Childbirth Bleeding
The fast becomes invalid during menstrual or post-childbirth bleeding. Even if such bleeding begins just before sunset, the fast of that day is invalid and the day must be made up at a later time.
All the actions mentioned above are agreed upon by all scholars. However, there are some other actions that are not mentioned above which are not agreed upon.
Actions That Are Permissible During Fasting
There are some actions that are permissible to do while fasting, which will not nullify the fast. For example:
Taking a shower
It is permissible to shower, for any reason, even if you are showering due to thirst or being overheated.
Rinsing the mouth and nose
It is permissible to rinse the mouth and nose without exaggeration; using too much water may cause you to swallow water, which may invalidate your fast.
Applying eyeliner or eye drops
It is permissible to apply kohl (eyeliner) or eye drops or anything else to the eyes, even if some taste from it finds its way to the throat.
It is also permissible to take injections for nutritional or medical purposes; there is no text that proves this invalidates the fast.
Similarly, it is permissible to have an enema or douche. The injection of liquid into the rectum through the anus for cleansing, as a laxative, or for other therapeutic purposes, or the use of a suppository (a solid medication designed to melt within a body cavity) or any other medicine that can be used in the private parts, whether in the front or back is permissible. There is no text that considers these acts to nullify the fast.
Your fast will not become invalid if you consume something that you could not protect yourself from. For example, swallowing your saliva or accidentally swallowing dust or sifted flour that has accidentally entered your mouth.
Tasting food with the tongue
Your fast will be valid even if you taste food with your tongue or use toothpaste or mouthwash as long as nothing is swallowed.
Breathing in different scents
Kissing and embracing one's spouse
It is permissible to kiss and embrace your spouse as long as one is able to control oneself.
It is also permissible to draw blood in any amount for any reason. If drawing blood weakens the person, it will be considered a disliked action.
Being in a state of janaabah
Your fast will still be valid even if you find yourself in a state of janaabah (a major ritual impurity) after fajr (dawn) has arrived. Ghusl (a full bath) can still be performed once the time of fajr has begun.
Who May Be Excluded From Fasting?
There are certain situations when it is optional to fast during the month of Ramadan, however, the fast must be made up at a later date. This is the rule for the sick or for the one who is traveling.
However, women who are experiencing post-childbirth bleeding or are in their menses are not allowed to fast until their bleeding ends. They must make up the days they missed fasting at a later date.
For those who cannot fast due to a permanent illness or old age, they have to pay fidiya (feeding one poor person) for each day that they have missed.
Pregnant and nursing women, who are afraid that fasting may weaken them or the child, have the option of fasting or not. After Ramadan ends, they have the choice of fasting or paying fidiyah (feeding one poor person) for each day that they had missed during Ramadan. However, according to the Hanafi School of jurists, such women are only to make up the missed days of fasting, and they are not supposed to feed one poor person a day. On the other hand, Imaams Ahmad and Ash-Shaaf'i, hold the opinion that if such women fear only for the baby, they must pay the fidiyah and make up the days later. If they fear only for themselves or for themselves and the baby, then they are only to make up the missed days at a later date.
Recommended Acts During Ramadan
There are some acts that are recommended, and if you practice them, you will gain more rewards from Allaah ﷻ such as:
Having suhuur (pre-dawn meal) and delaying it until just before fajr (dawn) time.
We should also hurry to break the fast at sunset.
Another recommended act is that we break the fast by eating an odd number of fresh or dry dates, and if those are not available, then having a drink of water would be sufficient.
Also we can earn rewards by supplicating at the time of breaking the fast, as the prophet ﷺ used to say, Dhahabadh-dhama-oo wabtallatil-'urooqu, wa thabatal-ajru inshaa'Allaah. Which can be translated as, "The thirst has gone, the veins are moistened and Allaah willing, the reward is confirmed."
Another recommended act is that we pray taraaweeh daily after Isha
To gain even more rewards, it is recommended that during Ramadan we increase our recitation and study of the Qur'an. This is because the revelation of the Qur'an began during this time, and also Angel Gabriel used to review the Qur'an with the Prophet during this month.
We can also gain rewards by using Miswaak (a piece of root from the Araak tree found in the Hijaaz region of the Arabian Peninsula used to clean the teeth), if not available, any other cleaning tool to clean the mouth is sufficient.
We ask Allaah ﷻ to strengthen us in Ramadan, accept our fasts, and reward us with His forgiveness and the highest place paradise.