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

by Gracia Clark

Women


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 Secondary School Teacher
Date: 2006

A Secondary School Teacher

"My Mum never gave up."

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."

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."

Halima Abdallah
Date: August 21, 2009

Halima Abdallah

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