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

by Gracia Clark

Abdul Hannan Al Waiz


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Being a Good Muslim (00:02:56 - 00:04:26)
What is Bad or Good (00:03:15 - 00:04:26)
Trading Ethics (00:05:59 - 00:06:33)
Tell Him the Truth (00:07:30 - 00:08:03)
Pray for Each Other (00:08:19 - 00:10:29)
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Creator: Clark, Gracia
Al Waiz, Hannan
Biography: Hannan Al Waiz was born in Kumasi to Muslim parents, and his grandfather was a well known Malam. He studied with his uncle and also finished junior secondary school. All his sisters also are educated. He sells bicycles with his father. This bicycle seller followed his father into the trade and continues living and working with his brothers. They have rented a room to aChristian woman and pray for each other. Following the rules laid down by Allah is important to him, including early marriage. He studies Islam with his uncle and believes both boys and girls should be educated, but not the same.
Description: "I know what is bad and what is good for me."
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: Gracia Clark