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

by Gracia Clark

Mohammed Bawa

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"My uncle was the first." (00:06:03 - 00:08:28)
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"Islam starts with education." (00:28:20 - 00:31:16)
Creator: Bawa, Mohammed
Clark, Gracia
Biography: His grandfathers on both sides were great ISlamic teachers, and he is also prepared to teach someone how to read the Koran on their own. He started selling used bicycles with his uncle when he was still in school, and now has his own shop. The Koran starts with education and promotes technical learning, too. For him, women should veil to protect men from being attracted to them. Islam emphasizes avoiding confrontation and violence, so terrorists are not good Muslims.
Description: "First, be honest; second, be patient."
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