Prayer Rugs

As one of the Five Pillars of Faith, prayer is the cornerstone of the Islamic Faith. While visiting the Tombs of the Saâdies in Marrakech, Morocco, I ran across these prayer rugs set aside… ...more

Faces at the National Museum of the American Indian

This photo was taken on March, Sunday 4th, 2012, at the National Museum of the American Indian. This latter was surely, at least for me, the most outstanding museum that I had the chance to… ...more

Lastic Game

This was taken in Majmoua’a 3 (group 3), Ben M’sik neighborhood, Casablanca, Morocco. It shows a girls’ game which is called Lastic and uses an elastic ribbon.
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The Prayer of Eid al-Fitr

The festival of fast breaking. This was taken in Ben M’sik Mussallah (outdoor space for Eid prayer). At the end of Ramadan (9th month of the Islamic Calendar), all Muslims celebrate a… ...more

September 11th Flags

This is a field of flags at the 9/11 memorial at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield. It was very moving and gave me a feeling of pride and reminded me how devastating 9/11 was to this country. ...more

MCCA Tea Party, Ben M'sik

During our visit to Casablanca, Morocco, project members from our partner institution, the Ben M'sik Community Museum, threw a party complete with traditional Moroccan food, music and… ...more

Family

These are two little girls who are my cousins playing around with each other. It was taken last summer, in July 2011, in Ouarzazate (a city that is far away from Marrakech by 200… ...more

Moroccan Flag

These Moroccan flags hang outside one of the State buildings in the nation's capital, Rabat. Flags are one of main symbols of a nation's pride and identity. ...more

Samir El Azhar and Julia Brock, Hassan II Mosque

Two of our project leaders, Samir El Azhar and Julia Brock, walk outside Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco just before Friday prayers. ...more

Children's World

This was taken near my grand parents’ house in Anassi, Casablanca, Morocco. The day of Eid (the day of fast breaking after Ramadan) is a day for children to receive new clothes, get money,… ...more

About

Identities

In our global society with increased interaction between people from different cultural, religious, political, and social backgrounds, dialogue and understanding are paramount to a peaceful society.

Identities: Understanding Islam in a Cross Cultural Context is an online exhibition created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education (MHHE) at Kennesaw State University and the Ben M'Sik Community Museum (BMCM) at Hassan II University, Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ben M'sik, Morocco, to increase knowledge about each other’s cultural traditions and promote conversations within our communities.

By exploring Moroccan and American identity through photographs, oral histories, conversation, and personal reflection, we can learn about cultural commonalities and differences in a meaningful, open way.