Qadiri Community of Buh Kunta

By Maria Grosz-Ngate and Toba Diagne Haїdara

Interview with Imam Sidy Omar Kunta

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Spiritual Leadership after Buh Kunta
Creator: Kunta, Imam Sidy Omar
Haїdara, Toba Diagne
Ndiaye, Momar

Biography: Sidy Omar Kunta replaced his father as Imam six years prior to the interview, but has been leading prayers on a substitute basis since 1986.
Description: Imam Sidy Omar Kunta explains who the different imams of Ndiassane were before him and points out that they do not come from only one family lineage, as is widely believed. He also speaks about the current mosque and the project of constructing a new, larger mosque. Interview in Wolof with translations in French and English.
Date: January 2007
Date Range: 2000-2009
Location: Ndiassane, Thies, Senegal
Format: Video/mp4
Language: Wolof
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Maria Grosz-Ngate and Toba Diagne Haidara; Matrix: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Contributor: Moussa Thiao, translator
Digitizer: Maria Grosz-Ngate