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