Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

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Publisher's Synopsis

Being a practicing Muslim in the West is sometimes challenging, sometimes rewarding and sometimes downright absurd. How do you explain why Eid never falls on the same date each year; why it is that Halal butchers also sell teapots and alarm clocks; how do you make clear to the plumber that it's essential the toilet is installed within sitting-arm's reach of the tap?

Zarqa Nawaz has seen and done it all.

And it's not always easy to get things right with the community either: Zarqa tells of being asked to leave the DBW (Dead Body Washing) committee after making unsuitable remarks; of undertaking the momentous trip to Mecca with her husband, without the children, thinking (most incorrectly) that it will also be a nice time to have uninterrupted sex; of doing the unthinkable, and creating Little Mosque on the Prairie, a successful TV sitcom about that very (horrified, then proud) community.

You have to laugh.

Book information

ISBN: 9780349005935
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.48697092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 221
Weight: 324g
Height: 154mm
Width: 233mm
Spine width: 19mm