Laughing All the Way to the Mosque

Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 05/02/2015
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Laughing All the Way to the Mosque
A thoroughly modern muslim
Zarqa Nawaz’s Laughing All The Way to the Mosque seems to me to be a great introduction to the realities of being a Muslim woman in the twentieth century w... READ MORE
Jane E Skudder


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: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349005935
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 232 x 152 x 24 mm

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