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

by Gracia Clark

An Arabic Teacher


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Why I prefer teaching (00:01:00 - 00:01:15)
Selling veils (00:01:44 - 00:02:03)
They travel abroad (00:02:22 - 00:02:33)
They should be honest (00:03:32 - 00:04:00)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

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Creator: Clark, Gracia
Oumar, Hafsota
Biography: Hofsatu Omar grew up in Kumasi, with a Nigerian father. Her husband works at home making shoes. She had a lucrative trading business in imported clothing that featured she quit at age 40 to devote herself full time to teaching Arabic and the Koran in a neighborhood school for adult women.
Description: "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."
Date: 2006
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Format: Video/mp4
Language: English
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Gracia Clark; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Contributor: Gracia Clark
Digitizer: Gracia Clark