After Prayers, Hassan II

I took this photo after Friday prayers at Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. I found it intriguing that one of these two friends was wearing very modern Western garb, while the other… ...more

Leaving Hassan II

These two boys, one dressed in traditional Moroccan garb, the other in Western clothes, leave Hassan II Mosque after Friday prayers. ...more

Leaving Hassan II Mosque

This woman, wearing traditional Moroccan garb, is leaving Hassan II Mosque after Friday Prayers. ...more

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

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

Childhood Identity

This is a picture of my niece playing at the park. This picture represents childhood as part of identity. ...more

Moroccan Traditional Heel-less Slippers (Balgha)

Another picture of numerous types and colors of "Balgha", the Moroccan traditional heel-less slippers. The collection exposed in this picture encompasses varieties of Balgha from different… ...more

Christmas Lights as Tradition

The Christmas Lights and the Christmas tree were set up after Thanksgiving. This picture represents tradition. Every year, in between Thanksgiving and Christmas, many places begin to… ...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

Marrakech

This pool in Marrakech, Morocco was once the training ground for Moroccan soldiers preparing to fight in World War II, but is now a community center for the ancient city of Marrakech. In the… ...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.