Public Face of Islam in Kumasi

By Gracia Clark

Studying Koran Slideshow

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Mossi Chief and Followers at Mosque
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The Mossi chief sponsors daily Koran recitation at his mosque during Ramadan.

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Mossi and Housa Commentary
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A local scholar recites from the Koran, translating and explaining in Hausa, after which a younger man translates both into Mossi, a local language.

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Following the Recitation
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This earnest learner brought two books to follow along with the recitation.

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Sharing a Book
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The faithful share knowledge as well as food during Ramadan.

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Determined to Study
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Courtesy of Carmen Paz (2016)

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Following the Recitation
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Sharing a Book
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Determined to Study
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Related Essay
Creator: Paz, Carmen
Clark, Gracia
Description: The Koran was given to Prophet Mohammed during Ramadan.
Date: August 2011
Date Range: 2010-2019
Location: Kumasi, Ashanti, Ghana
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: Carmen Paz; Gracia Clark; MATRIX: Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Digitizer: Carmen Paz

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