Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Little Mosque

Assalam wa Alaykum/ Hi,

So, I've been out if school for almost a week and during that time I've been watching a Canadian sitcom called Little Mosque or Little Mosque on the Prairie. My roommate showed it to me one night a couple months ago but I haven't had the time to watch it until recently.
This show is adorable. I really enjoy watching it. It's a Hulu exclusive series. So, I have been watching on Hulu nonstop. I applaud the producers of this show. They are portraying Islam in a very positive light.

The series focuses on the Muslim community in the fictional prairie town of Mercy, Saskatchewan (population 14,000). The primary institutions of the community are the local mosque, presided over by imam Amaar Rashid and located in the rented parish hall of the town's Anglican church, and Fatima's Café, a downtown diner run by Fatima Dinssa. The community patriarchs are Yasir Hamoudi, a construction contractor who originally fronted the money to establish the mosque under the pretense that he was renting office space for his business, and Baber Siddiqui, a college economics professor who served as the mosque's temporary imam until Amaar was hired.

The town of Mercy is governed by Mayor Ann Popowicz. Sarah Hamoudi, Yasir's wife, works as a public relations officer in Popowicz's office.
In the show, they have to deal with a lot of ignorant comments from non-muslims and I think it's a very good example of how some Muslims are treated. Also, it also helps dispel any misconceptions about muslims.
Until Next Time
Aleema :)