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

by Gracia Clark

Suleiman Zakaria

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Islam is Peace (00:10:46 - 00:11:28)
Growing up Muslim (00:03:11 - 00:04:44)
The Prophet's Wife (00:14:08 - 00:16:01)
Courtesy of Gracia Clark

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Creator: Clark, Gracia
Zakaria, Suleiman
Biography: Suleiman Zakaria grew up in a Muslim family in Kumasi, and considers himself a Muslim by birth. He helped in his mother's shop after school, and that of a relative. Now he is taking care of the Kumasi shop owned by another relative who went overseas and sends him goods to sell.

He tries to emulate the life and virtues of the Prophet Muhammed as much as he can, by living an honest, peaceful life.

Description: "The religion of Islam is totally about peace"
Date: August 13, 2009
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: MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences