Yasir accidentally tells the entire town that Rayyan is engaged before Sarah gets the chance, and goes on a desperate search to find someone who hasn't heard the news yet. It's Sarah's job to find a way to put a positive spin on the cancellation, but after Baber's dislike of the festival becomes the media hook, the entire Muslim community get scapegoated. Through out the six seasons you get to see each character develop and grow. Anyway, thanks for the great post and starting this much-needed discussion! This sitcom did a good job of non type casting its people and shows that even white people can be Muslim. Little Mosque on the Prairie concluded its first season in March 2007; the second season began airing in October 2007 and concluded in March 2008.
Are you unaware of what you are intimating here? In addition, I am not saying that anyone criticizing the show on Islamic grounds is somehow arrogant. And we can laugh at ourselves. Little Mosque On The Prairie is a sitcom that focuses on the comedic outlook of a small Muslim community interacting with the citizens of a little prairie town named Mercy. And we can also appreciate that there is a spectrum within the Muslim world — some more liberal than others. He does what any good teacher would do: he runs to Rayyan for help. Seeing the other as sub-human because of the their disbelief….
Yasir and Sarah try working from home. Sitara Hewitt: Well I, along with the rest of the cast, thought that the fifth season would potentially be the last. The jokes were just about real life and people and love. Rayyan throws a dinner to cheer him up. Guest star as the curling rink manager. I started watching Little Mosque after seeing a Hulu commercial for it. We, by the way, respect Islam when we take time to learn about it and the devotion and love of God as felt by true Muslims.
She misses the fun and pageantry of her pre-conversion Christmasses. Sarah reaffirms her Muslim faith; and, with Mercy Anglican burnt to a crisp, Thorne finds an unexpected new home for his congregation. The first sitcom about Western Muslims had just aired and it was making a difference already. I was in my final year of high school at that time and I clearly remember the buzz surrounding the show. The liberal agenda is not very subtle.
Thorne and ends up losing his shirt. Baber struggles to reconcile with the new mosque and helps Thorne find a way to stay in town after the church has been burned down. Amaar hatches a scheme to get Rayyan to break off her engagement, and eventually quits and moves back to Toronto. Everyone's shocked reaction threatens to derail the special occasion. The goal was to make a sitcom and make people laugh; criticizing it as if it were some dawah initiative is not applicable. After blowing out the old fuse box in their house, Amaar tries to impress Rayyan by playing Mr.
I was curious about the Muslim prospective and have read a few articles. I am saying that being overly dismissive based on a few short comings is unintelligent, and for me its disheartening. You had a chance to educate someone about your faith and you chuckled. Charles returns to Mercy with a plan to win Ann. Sarah reaffirms her Muslim faith.
The series ended with the Muslims welcoming the Christians into their newly built mosque after their church was burned down. Meanwhile, Thorne is wracked with guilt when Sarah discovers he lied to replace her in a community bridge game. Ironically, at that time, it did not air on any television outlet within the United States; Canada's next door neighbor. Meanwhile, Yasir and Sarah help Fatima study for her citizenship test. Little Mosque got me researching and learning a little. Along with the regular post-episode discussions on House and The O.
The local diner is run by Fatima Dinssa, a Nigerian Muslim who is strict about her religion but more liberal in her cultural values. Peer-pressure faced by Muslim youth at high schools was also brought to light, as was their conflicts with immigrant parents. Where the community isolates itself from the kuffar? He decides a pre-nup is the best way to show her he won't be financially dependent on her. But when this relationship heats up, Sarah has to find a way to put the gossip to rest. But he doesn't have a way with women so he enlists Yasir to turn him into a ladies' man. Meanwhile, Thorne recruits Sarah to help him win over Amaar as a friend but instead ends up destroying a peace offering he had made to the Imam.
It showcased, with great sensitivity, the first Muslim courtship on television; a social phenomenon which is still under development amongst Western Muslims. Please understand that the average Christian is much like I imagine the average Muslim to be: loving God, revering the faith, respecting the religion, but living in the world realistically. Laila tries to cover up a bad dye job with a hijab. He's a white dude, but had a totally tricked out, hip-hop kind of vibe to him. Thorne tricks Amaar into a charity boxing match.
Rayyan, Baber, and Amaar share stories of what they were doing exactly five years ago: Amaar at his Toronto law firm, Baber meeting with his ex-wife, and Rayyan home from medical school and invited to a party by her high school bully. Meanwhile, Ann sets Sarah up on the worst first-date of her life, which leads to the worst second-date of her life. Like Al-Rashid Mosque, Little Mosque reminds us that the vision of a pluralistic community co-existing is neither new nor impossible. The sitcom reveals that although we are different in ethnicity and in skin color, we are all surprisingly similar when it comes to family, love, the generation gaps, and our attempts to balance our secular and religious lives while trying to understand those of others in the community. The Quran allows marriage to People of the Book. To have been fortunate enough to be a small part of that was really a big thing in my life. The mosque's new Imam, Amaar Rashid arrives from the big city to smooth things over, but his easy charm and progressive ways do little to convince the locals that Muslims aren't simply a bunch of terrorists.