ISBN 9780349005935,Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman

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


Zarqa Nawaz


Brown Book Group



Brown Book Group

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780349005935

ISBN-10 0349005931

Paper Back

Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Zarqa Nawaz is a Muslim living in the West. This means that she has a lot of explanation to do when people ask her about certain customs and traditions that she practices. She has a lot of people asking her why Eid doesn’t fall on the same day every year or why Halal butchers sell alarm clocks and teapots. Zarqa dreads having to answer all these questions. Also, dealing with people from her community isn’t a walk in the park either. She was asked to step out of the Dead Body Washing community because of some remarks she had made. What really raises eyebrows in her community was her sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie, based on her community. The book is a hilarious and light read about the life of Zarqa Nawaz.

About Zarqa Nawaz

Zarqa Nawaz is a freelance writer, journalist, broadcaster and filmmaker. She is of Pakistani origin. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto. She created the television sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie. The show was inspired by her documentary Me and the Mosque