Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman by Zarqa Nawaz
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.
- Publisher : Harper Collins
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 240 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0349005931
- ISBN-13 : 978-0349005935
- Item Weight : 11.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.13 x 0.75 x 9.25 inches