Northern Factors in Asante History

Emmanuel Akyeampong

Islam


Kpembiwura Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna, Paramount Chief of Kpembe

Kpembiwura Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna, Paramount Chief of Kpembe

Date: July 4, 2004
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Alhaji Haruna is the paramount Chief of Kpembe, the Gonja Division with the famous market town of Salaga in precolonial times. He was interviewed in the presence of two of his sub-chiefs, the chief of Salaga and the chief of Mobu (the indigenes), who made contributions to the interview.
Salagawura Kanyiti Osman Fusheini, Chief of Salaga

Salagawura Kanyiti Osman Fusheini, Chief of Salaga

Date: July 1, 2004
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The Salawura Osman Fusheini was enskinned as Salagawura in 1983. Beginning as a strangers' settlement, Salaga is now the chief town in Eastern Gonja. It was famous as a market in the precolonial times. Present during the interview were two Salaga residents Kassampuwura Mumini and Baba Ibrahim.
Kpembiwura Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna, chief of Kpembe and overlord of Salaga

Kpembiwura Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna, chief of Kpembe and overlord of Salaga

Date: 2006
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Kpembiwura Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna, chief of Kpembe and overlord of Salaga
Kpembiwura Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna is chief of Kpembe and overlord of Salaga town. Kpembi town, the royal town of Kpembe division in the Gonja state, is the residence of the Kpembiwura and about two miles from Salaga.
Kpembiwura Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna, his elders and Professor E. Akyeampong

Kpembiwura Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna, his elders and Professor E. Akyeampong

Date: 2006
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Kpembiwura Alhaji Ibrahim Haruna, his elders and Professor E. Akyeampong
Kpembiwura with female elder of palace and two sub-chiefs, the Mobuwura (blue and white cap) and the Salagawura (chief of Salaga in black cap). Though Salaga is in the Gonja State, chiefs of Salaga have traditionally been Hausa, appointed by and responsible to the Kpembiwura. The present chief of Salaga is Kanyiti Mahama Osman Fusheini.
Alhaji Abdullah Muhammad, Proprietor and Headmaster, Fawziya Islamic School

Alhaji Abdullah Muhammad, Proprietor and Headmaster, Fawziya Islamic School

Date: February 12, 2006
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The Fawziya Islamic School is Quranic School in Nima, Accra, started 20 years ago (c. 1986) to teach children the principles of Islamic religion. It is co-ed institution. With 180 children aged between 4 and 13 years. Classes are held during week - ends during the regular school year and children obtain their formal education elsewhere.
Alhaji Muniru Marhaba, Imam of the Wangara Community of Ghana (1)

Alhaji Muniru Marhaba, Imam of the Wangara Community of Ghana (1)

Date: 2006
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Alhaji Muniru Marhaba, Imam of the Wangara Community of Ghana (1)
Alhaji Muniru Marhaba has been the Imam of the Wangara community since 1975. His father was the Imam of the Wangara community before him. He teaches, leads prayer, preaches and settles disputes among the Wangara. He is also custodian of the Marhaba Mosque, set up in 1953.
Alhaji Muniru Marhaba, Imam of the Wangara Community of Ghana (2)

Alhaji Muniru Marhaba, Imam of the Wangara Community of Ghana (2)

Date: 2006
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Alhaji Muniru Marhaba, Imam of the Wangara Community of Ghana (2)
Alhaji Muniru Marhaba has been the Imam of the Wangara community since 1975. His father was the Imam of the Wangara community before him. He teaches, leads prayer, preaches and settles disputes among the Wangara. He is also custodian of the Marhaba Mosque, set up in 1953.
Alhaji Abdullah Muhammad, Principal  Fawziya Islamic School, Nima, Accra

Alhaji Abdullah Muhammad, Principal Fawziya Islamic School, Nima, Accra

Date: 2006
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Alhaji Abdullah Muhammad, Principal  Fawziya Islamic School, Nima, Accra
The Fawziya Islamic School is Quranic School in Nima, Accra, started 20 years ago (c. 1986) to teach children the principles of Islamic religion. It is a co-ed institution with 180 children aged between 4 and 13 years. Classes are held during weekends during the regular school year and children obtain their formal education elsewhere.
Alhaji Muniru  Marhaba, Imam of the Wangara Community of Ghana

Alhaji Muniru Marhaba, Imam of the Wangara Community of Ghana

Date: February 12, 2006
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Alhaji Muniru Marhaba has been the Imam of the Wangara community since 1975. His father was the Imam of the Wangara community before him. He teaches, leads prayer, preaches and settles disputes among the Wanagara. He is also custodian of the Marhaba Mosque, set up in 1953.
Old Quran in the family of Fanyinama III, Chief of the Wangara Community

Old Quran in the family of Fanyinama III, Chief of the Wangara Community

Date: 2006
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Old Quran in the family of Fanyinama III, Chief of the Wangara Community
The Wangara are Muslim and played a major role in the extension of Islam in precolonial Asante. They are also at the center of early Islamic scholarship in precolonial Ghana. This Quran is one of the oldest held by the family of the Fanyinama of the Wangara community.
Alhaji Abdul Mumin Harun, Asantehene's Kramo or Imam

Alhaji Abdul Mumin Harun, Asantehene's Kramo or Imam

Date: February 25, 2006
Format: Audio/mp3
The function of the Asantehene's Kramo has been played by prominent Muslims since the time of Asantehene Osei Kwame, who first brought Muslims in a significant way to Kumasi in the mid-eighteenth Century.
Khalifa Ustaz Kaamil Amin Ibn Sa'id, Hujjat-ul-Islam

Khalifa Ustaz Kaamil Amin Ibn Sa'id, Hujjat-ul-Islam

Date: February 25, 2006
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Khalifa Ustaz Kaamil Amin Ibn Sa'id is the leading Islamic scholar in Ashanti Region today. He carries the title of Hujjat-ul-Islam and is successor to Shayk Baba al-Waiz, who was one of the "Big Eleven" in Islamic scholarship in Ashanti and Founder of the Wataniya Islamic School at Aboabo, Kumasi.
Chief Fanyinama III, Head of the Wangara Community in Ghana

Chief Fanyinama III, Head of the Wangara Community in Ghana

Date: March 21, 2006
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Chief Fanyinama III is the Head of all Wangaras in Ghana. Kintampo represents the Spiritual home of the Wangara in Ghana. Historically, the Wangara are among the earliest residents of Kintampo. Kintampo is claimed by the rival states of Mo and Nkoranza. In this context, the Fanyinama of Kintampo has traditionally exercised much influence in Kintampo.
Opanyin Kwabena Buor, Abusua Panin (Family Head) of Boahen Anantuo family of Mampong

Opanyin Kwabena Buor, Abusua Panin (Family Head) of Boahen Anantuo family of Mampong

Date: April 23, 2006
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Opanin Kwabene Buor is head of the Boahen Amantuo family. Boahen Amantuo was one of the earliest Mampong kings who led Mampong in Asante wars against Dormaa and Denkyira. Opanin Buor is also the ex-Abakomahene of Mampong.