Everyday Islam in Kumasi: Devout Lay Men and Women in Daily Life

by Gracia Clark

An Arabic Teacher
Date: 2006

An Arabic Teacher

"As I understood the teachings of Islam, I pledged to let my fellow Muslims also know more about Islam and the Koran. That is why I prefer teaching."

A Secondary School Teacher
Date: 2006

A Secondary School Teacher

"My Mum never gave up."

Not Every Woman Can Do This Work
Date: 2006

Not Every Woman Can Do This Work

"It is only me, a woman selling these double axles here. My family are proud of me as a woman selling this, because it is not easy for some women to learn this trade."

The Work of God
Date: 2006

The Work of God

"Next time that I greet you, with the grace of God you will also be a Muslim."

A Trader and a Teacher
Date: 2006

A Trader and a Teacher

"My uncle saw that I was not interested in marriage, so one day he just called me and said 'I want you to be married to your brother [cousin],' and it worked."

Abdu Basit
Date: August 13, 2009

Abdu Basit

"Bicycles have helped me."

Ahmed Bashir Baba
Date: August 13, 2009

Ahmed Bashir Baba

"All that we need is unity."

Mohammed Bawa
Date: August 13, 2009

Mohammed Bawa

"First, be honest; second, be patient."

Suleiman Zakaria
Date: August 13, 2009

Suleiman Zakaria

"The religion of Islam is totally about peace"

Abdul Hannan Al Waiz
Date: August 13, 2009

Abdul Hannan Al Waiz

"I know what is bad and what is good for me."

Abu Rawbil
Date: August 15, 2009

Abu Rawbil

"Islam teaches us to love one another."

Ibrahim Abdul Rashid
Date: August 15, 2009

Ibrahim Abdul Rashid

"We don't advise that."

Sadick Jaffo
Date: August 15, 2009

Sadick Jaffo

"I have to respect these people."

Abdul Rashid Alhassan
Date: August 15, 2009

Abdul Rashid Alhassan

"You must be seen to be a good Muslim."

Fuseini Nahidshah
Date: August 15, 2009

Fuseini Nahidshah

"People like coming here."

Muhammed Amin Abu Bakr
Date: August 21, 2009

Muhammed Amin Abu Bakr

"Islam has taught me a lot."

Muhammed Bashiru Danakabu
Date: August 21, 2009

Muhammed Bashiru Danakabu

"They are not doing it for Islam."

Halima Abdallah
Date: August 21, 2009

Halima Abdallah

"I don't think I can marry again."

Suleman Haruna
Date: August 21, 2009

Suleman Haruna


Ahmed Abubakar Ali
Date: August 21, 2009

Ahmed Abubakar Ali

"I'm a real Zongo man."

Ahmed Abdulah
Date: August 21, 2009

Ahmed Abdulah

"I will drive peacefully; I will come home peacefully."