Decor, Morocco

The scene that stood before us as we went to lunch just outside the Ben M'Sik Community Museum and Hassan II University was breathtaking. The restaurant's display of traditional Moroccan… ...more

Rabat Sea-Migration-Matt.jpg

This is a picture of the Kasbah des Ouidaias, one of the oldest parts of Rabat, Morocco, taken from Salé across the Bou Regreg river. ...more

MLK, Jr. in Bronze

This steel plate silhouette marks the entrance to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site in Atlanta, GA. ...more

Leaving Hassan II Mosque

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

American Flag

I believe this picture speaks for itself. It was taken on Veteran's Day 2011. It represents America. ...more

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

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

Olive Shop, Marrakesh

This image captures the diversity I experienced in Morocco. Here, Samir El Azar (left) stands with the two owners of a spice shop in the Marrakesh Souk. Samir pointed out that these two… ...more

Girls Celebrating, Eid al-Fitr

It is a Moroccan tradition that the second day of El Eid little girls will prepare their own meal in the neighborhood in a collective way. [Eid is a Muslim holiday celebrating the end of… ...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.