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

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

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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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

American Flag

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

Leaving Hassan II Mosque

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

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

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.