Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

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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.I dragged my beleaguered mother to Kmart and found awhite peasant minidress thatfell to myknees. ... To her, wearing a dress without trousers meant you were half naked, like forgetting to put on your shirt, going to school topless. Idutifullyanbsp;...

Title:Laughing All the Way to the Mosque
Author:Zarqa Nawaz
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2015-02-05


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