Public Face of Islam in Kumasi

By Gracia Clark

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Coed Islamic School
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Secondary school classes put boys and girls together in an Islamic public school.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2011)
Women Studying the Koran on Fridays
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Women attend a weekly Koran study class organized at a suburban public school and mosque.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2006)
Returning Woman Student
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This woman takes afternoon classes in an Islamic public school after leaving school years ago.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2006)
An Islamic Public Primary School
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The government approves the standard curriculum provided by both Islamic and Christian affiliated schools, which each add religious subjects.

Courtesy of Gracia Clark (2016)
School Classes in a Home
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This school teaches women both secular and Koranic subjects in a malama’s home.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2006)
Women's Koran Class
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This women’s class meets Friday in a local mosque to study the Koran.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2006)
Elders Teaching Islamic Law
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A leading local scholar gathers elders to study land law.

Courtesy of Gracia Clark (2011)
Poster of Mossi Elders
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This poster in a chief’s reception room shows him and his elders.

Courtesy of Gracia Clark (2016)
Koran Class
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Women gather at a local mosque to study the Koran on Fridays.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2009)
Women's Class in Yard
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These women gather on chairs under an awning to study the Koran.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2009)
Young Woman Reads Koran
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All ages study together by reading in unison.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2009)
Elderly Women Study
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Women elders use their leisure for religious study.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2009)
Women Study the Koran
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These women enjoy their opportunity to learn.

Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2009)

Related Objects

Coed Islamic School
Coed Islamic School (2011)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Women Studying the Koran on Fridays
Women Studying the Koran on Fridays (2006)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Returning Woman Student
Returning Woman Student (2006)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

An Islamic Public Primary School
An Islamic Public Primary School (2016)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

School Classes in a Home
School Classes in a Home (2006)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Women's Koran Class
Women's Koran Class (2006)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Elders Teaching Islamic Law
Elders Teaching Islamic Law (2011)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

Poster of Mossi Elders
Poster of Mossi Elders (2016)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

Koran Class
Koran Class (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Women's Class in Yard
Women's Class in Yard (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Young Woman Reads Koran
Young Woman Reads Koran (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Elderly Women Study
Elderly Women Study (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz

Women Study the Koran
Women Study the Koran (2009)
Courtesy of Carmen Paz


Related Essay
Creator: Paz, Carmen
Description: Some diverse venues offered to Kumasi Muslims for formal or informal education
Date Range: 2010-2019
Location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Carmen Paz; Gracia Clark; MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Digitizer: Carmen Paz

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