Public Face of Islam in Kumasi

By Gracia Clark

Muslims Do Not Behave Like That

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Arabic Introduction I (00:00:00-00:01:15)

Arabic Introduction II (00:01:15-00:01:51)

Hailing from America (00:01:51-00:03:07)
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Creator: Abubakr, Alhaji Rabiu
Clark, Gracia
Biography: Imam Alhaji Rabiu Abubakr grew up near Salaga, an important trading town north of Kumasi, where his father and grandfather were Imams. He has been a tailor in Kumasi Central Market for more than thirty years. His religious training is far above average, so his fellow tailors chose him to lead their daily prayers in the market, as an informal Imam. He is most comfortable talking in his first language, Hausa, about religious matters (which he does in this interview), but tells his own story in fluent Twi (see other interview ).
Description: "You are supposed to live in mutual respect and kindness with your neighbor, if you have one, whether that neighbor is a believer or a non-believer."
Date: 2006
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Format: Video/mp4
Language: Hausa
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Gracia Clark; MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Digitizer: Gracia Clark

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