Public Face of Islam in Kumasi

By Gracia Clark

Women

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Alternative Eid

Alternative Eid

Date: August 2011
Format: Video/mp4
Since the 1970s, a faction has been growing in Kumasi who adhere to more fundamentalist visions of Islam that condemn “unnecessary’’ prayers and rituals added to those prescribed by the Koran. Among those criticized are senior leaders in the Sufi brotherhoods, who offer special blessings and protections to their devout followers. Most of the established famil  Show More

City Parade

City Parade

Date: August 2011
Format: Video/mp4
Video Footage Scene Comments Start (00:00:00) Families returning from the noon prayer at Kumasi Central Mosque on Eid-al-Fitr, 2011. 00:00:12 The followers of a popular local teacher surround him and his family, as the last vehicles allowed pass. 00:01:16 Note hawkers with head loads and pushcarts as the street clears. Pairs of young men and sets of   Show More

Hajia Habiba (1)

Hajia Habiba (1)

Date: 2011
Format: Image/jpeg
Hajia Habiba in her truck parts shop

Hajia Habiba (2)

Hajia Habiba (2)

Date: 2011
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Hajia Habiba dressed for heavy work

Hajia Habiba (3)

Hajia Habiba (3)

Date: 2011
Format: Image/jpeg
Hajia Habiba visiting a friend

Modern Wedding

Modern Wedding

Date: March 2012
Format: Video/mp4
Weddings are some of the most important family ceremonies in most cultures, and especially for Muslims because their religion calls for relatively simple funerals. In Ghana, as in much of West Africa, the bride and her mother demonstrate and bolster their social status by accumulating an impressive array of cloth and household items which the bride takes to her marit  Show More

One Women, Three Contexts

One Women, Three Contexts

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A variety of dress styles Hajia Habiba appropriately wears in public.

Pageant Enacting the Haj

Pageant Enacting the Haj

Date: November 2011
Format: Video/mp4
Several months before it was time to start on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, members of this mosque in Kumasi who had made the pilgrimage decided to stage this reenactment of the various stages of the ritual, so that those going that year would know what to expect. Since the pageant took place inside the mosque itself, its degree of realism was limited, but the coordin  Show More

Ramadan Class for Bantama Women's Group

Ramadan Class for Bantama Women's Group

Date: September 6, 2009
Format: Video/mp4
Mallam Zacharia Rahmen tells two stories. The first is the story of Lot and his wife at Sodom. God sent his angel to warn Lot that he was going to destroy the earth because of the promiscuous behavior going on. He warned Lot to leave with his family and not look back, but when Lot's wife turned around, she turned into a pillar of salt. Mallam uses this story to preach  Show More

Women Relatives

Women Relatives

Date: 2014
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Sisters and wives of the Mossi chief's household with friends.

Women Slideshow

Women Slideshow

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A range of dress styles that express modesty and Islamic faith

Young Educated Women

Young Educated Women

Date: 2012
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Devout university graduates working on interview translations.

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