Laughing all the way to the Mosque : the misadventures of a Muslim woman / Zarqa Nawaz.

Nā: Nawaz, Zarqa [author.].
Momo rauemi: materialTypeLabelPukapukaWhakaahuatanga: 221 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780349005935 (pbk.); 0349005931 (pbk.).Ngā marau: Muslim women -- Western countries -- Conduct of life | Muslim women -- Western countries -- Social conditions | Nawaz, ZarqaDDC classification: 305.48697092
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Ngā whakaahuatanga whakarei nā Syndetics:

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.

Rārangi Ihirangi nā Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. ix)
  • Recess (p. 1)
  • Hairy Legs (p. 7)
  • Hijab (p. 12)
  • Muslim Summer Camp (p. 20)
  • Medical School Reject (p. 36)
  • Sami (p. 52)
  • How to Name a Muslim Baby (p. 70)
  • Hajj (p. 77)
  • BBQ Muslims (p. 106)
  • Coming Full Circle on Circumcision (p. 123)
  • Water jug Blues (p. 130)
  • The Packing Crate (p. 139)
  • Behind the Shower Curtain (p. 157)
  • Little Mosque in the City (p. 169)
  • Jinn - A Muslim Thing (p. 180)
  • Eid Dinner (p. 189)
  • Dying, Muslim-Style (p. 208)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 222)
Tākupu nā Heather
06/04/2015

A book which is both amusing and informative, as it tells the story of a girl born in England and her fight to be more Western than her conservative Pakistani parents but also at the same time more Islamic - defending both women's rights and her faith.

Takiuru ki tō pūkete hei tare tākupu.

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