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

by Gracia Clark

Ahmed Bashir Baba

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No Forced Conversion (00:13:10 - 00:14:12)
Suicide Bombers (00:17:23 - 00:19:00)
Creator: Baba, Ahmed Bashir
Clark, Gracia
Biography: His father is a malam, so he cares for the bicycle store when he comes home on vacation from university, where he is studying religion. He hopes to do a PhD and become a lecturer. He also gets to know about other people by living alongside them and seeing their religious practices. Leaders should tell us to live as brothers. The media educates us about the real teachings of other religions, for instance the negative impressions of Islam being violent.
Description: "All that we need is unity."
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