Laughing All The Way To The Mosque by Zarqa NawazLaughing All The Way To The Mosque by Zarqa Nawaz

Laughing All The Way To The Mosque

byZarqa Nawaz

Hardcover | May 25, 2016

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Zarqa Nawaz has always straddled two cultures. She's just as likely to be agonizing over which sparkly earrings will "pimp out" her hijab as to be flirting with the Walmart meat manager in a futile attempt to secure halal chicken the day before Eid. Little Mosque on the Prairie brought Zarqa's own laugh-out-loud take on her everyday culture clash to viewers around the world. And now, in Laughing All the Way to the Mosque, she tells the sometimes absurd, sometimes challenging, always funny stories of being Zarqa in a western society. From explaining to the plumber why the toilet must be within sitting arm's reach of the water tap (hint: it involves a watering can and a Muslim obsession with cleanliness "down there") to urging the electrician to place an eye-height electrical socket for her father-in-law's epilepsy-inducing light-up picture of the Kaaba, Zarqa paints a hilarious portrait of growing up in a household where, according to her father, the Quran says it's okay to eat at McDonald's-but only if you order the McFish.

ZARQA NAWAZcreated Little Mosque on the Prairie, which premiered on the CBC in 2007. It ran for six seasons, was watched in over sixty countries and landed Nawaz in the public eye. When not writing, producing or directing for the show, she has spent much of the past six years writing comedy pilots for ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX, and touring...
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Title:Laughing All The Way To The MosqueFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.89 inPublished:May 25, 2016Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1443416932

ISBN - 13:9781443416931

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute Zarqa is funny! While making you laugh she also teaches about some of the ins and outs of being a Muslim. She has a quirky personality.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Enjoyed every moment of reading! She did a great job with breaking stereotypes and threw in a lot of humour. Great read.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from just plane funny Original story and just plane funny. Nice way to sit by the fire and see how tradition mix with other traditions end up doing
Date published: 2017-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Read The cover and title looked really funny and bright. It could be an interest for those who like memoirs or biographies.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hillarious For those who like humor!
Date published: 2016-11-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loved it! oh man I'm so happy I bought this book! It's hilarious! Well written! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Laughing All the way to the Mosque Breathtaking irreverent humour which never misses the mark but nevertheless leaves the mark brighter and beloved . Thanks Zarqa for saying the stuff most of us are afraid to say. You make it clear that indeed we are one human family.
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilarious This book is fantastic. I laughed from beginning to end! To thumbs way up
Date published: 2014-07-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious Great story, interesting to learn so much about the Muslim faith and culture, but also just a great fun story about a really quirky woman
Date published: 2014-07-06

Editorial Reviews

“Entertaining. . . . This memoir provides an important glimpse into the everyday life of a Western Muslim family, but, even better, it is a laugh-out-loud story that everyone can enjoy.”