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

by Gracia Clark

Abdu Basit


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"If not for these bicycles..." (00:02:26 - 00:04:07)
Human Behavior (00:08:10 - 00:10:03)
Everyone Born a Muslim (00:16:01 - 00:17:50)
Creator: Basit, Abdu
Clark, Gracia
Biography: His father was from Salaga and his mother’s family from Kumasi. When he finished Junior Secondary School, he started selling bicycles but could only afford one at first. Most of his friends sold them, and now he can help his poor family. Human behavior makes people do wrong, but not Islamic teaching.
Description: "Bicycles have helped 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: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Contributor: Gracia Clark
Digitizer: MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences