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Little Mosque on the Prairie Contest-Season 3

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 01:10 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

'Little Mosque' launches final season

Welcome to the blog’s Little Mosque on the Prairie’s season 3 contest.Since the show is doing well in the USA and as a result of popular demand, we are hosting another contest. This one consists of 9 questions related to the show’s third season.

hose readers who answer all questions correctly, will be entered into a draw for a chance to win an autographed photo of Sitara Hewitt(Rayyan).A total of  3 individual prizes will be awarded for this contest.

 

Readers have until 9:00am on Monday, Nov 3 2014 to answer questions. Winners will be contacted by e-mail and announced subsequently on the blog.

 

Good luck!

 

1. In the season 3 premiere, how does Amaar initially  try to sabotage Rayyan and JJ’S  engagement?

 

2.In   the episode ” Lord of The Ring”,  Amaar  temporarily returns to his  life in Toronto with the intention to resume his work as a lawyer and rediscover his purpose. What are two specific things that he does while in Toronto which displeases his parents , colleagues and others around him, making everyone question if he is out of place.

 

3.In the episode “Lord of Ring “Yasser successfully convinces Amaar  to return to Mercy as a Imam, but where does Ammar go before returning to Mercy?  What was the purpose of this detour?  

 

4. In the episode Week of Dying Dangerously . When Fred ‘s x ray  in a routine check up with Rayyan shows a slight chance for a possible concern, he assumes that he has only days to live!, What was  are two specific  reconciliatory acts  he performed and how did one of them backfire for him for a little while?

 

5.  In the episode “The Ties That Blind”  when  Reverend Magee sees Baber and Fatema going at one of their arguments again, what does he suggest to  their children? How does his advice backfire?

 

6.In the episode Sweet Sixteen When Baber plans a  surprise sixteenth birthday party for Layla with the help of Yasser and Sarah, they enlist Rayyan to take Layla out to the movies so she does not find out about the party. However, Layla messages Rayyan beforehand and lies saying that she is sick. Why did Layla lie and what un Islamic things was she  specifically surrounded by?

 

7.. Which character said’”These are first hand ponies. Susan, Darling” and what conflict did he create?

 

8..What are three major conflicts leading up Rayyan and JJ’S wedding?

 

9.What specific reason does JJ give Rayyan after he refuses to take her as his wife?

 

Happy Birthday To Us!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 11:05 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

 

Happy birthday to  Us ! Happy birthday to Us!

Today, this blog  celebrates 6 years in operation! Its hard to believe that  its been 6 years since the blog first opened. When it first launched, I  would not have thought that   I would  still be running this site 6 years later or that it would have brought about such rewarding opportunities. This site means so much to me and I have genuinely enjoyed running it and keeping readers informed about relevant subject matter.

Special thanks are extended to YOU the reader for supporting the blog through your continuous visits, comments and ongoing involvement in other interactive opportunities on the site. Without readers a site has no purpose or future. Your visits truly mean everything!

Indeed, our past year has been  another  fairly  successful  year, overall.Back in December we relocated to this self hosted site with  a high tech template additional features, including a forum and classifieds section. The blog has also build new partnerships for advertising to increase resources available for readers as they browse through our site.Thanks are also extended to our established affiliates for their continued support throughout the past year.

We were initially providing  coverage of Modern Family and continued to provide coverage of Mr. D. Particularly, I interviewed Booth Savage, Mark Forward, Bette MacDonald as well as Naomi Sniekus. Readers can expect the The blog also hosted a live chat with Bette MacDonald which was promoted by the CBC!

I also  continued to provide retrospective coverage of  Little Mosque on the Prairie.This includes  a trivia contest with autographed photos of Aliza Vellani and Manoj Sood. Aliza Vellani also graciously participated in a retrospective interview on Little Mosque and her latest role on Motive.

What plans do  we have for  our impending seventh year? Expect contests for both Mr. D and Little Mosque on the Prairie to continue In addition to the Mr D  coverage outlined above,we are actively seeking new shows to cover! Expect a list and some launches to be featured on the site next monthPosting  schedule will definitely  increase dramatically.

As always, your suggestions are welcome and can be made through the use of the suggestion box.We are in the process of exploring various other series so this a perfect time to make your voice heard.

What has your favorite post of the blog been and what types of coverage would you like to see?What  would you like to see on the site for our  upcoming year. Share your thoughts in the comments section or by e-mail.

Thank  you for being apart of the community and I  look forward to another exciting year with the readership where we continue to work together to make the site the best it can be.

Little Mosque’s Sheila McCarthy To Appear For Chat At Staircase Theatre in Hamilton

Sunday, February 2, 2014 @ 10:02 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]
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The following press release is being  disseminated  to this readership on behalf on BabyGumm Productions.
Baby Gumm Productions is pleased to announce “A Chat With Sheila McCarthy” at the Staircase Theatre in Hamilton on Saturday, February 8th at 1pm.

Theatre director/producer Darren Stewart-Jones sits down with Canadian star of stage and screen, Sheila McCarthy, for an intimate conversation with the actress about her life and career.

From her breakthrough, award-winning role in the film I’ve Heard The Mermaids Singing to her recent six season run as Sarah on television’s Little Mosque On The Prairie, Sheila McCarthy continues to delight audiences with her unique character portrayals.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close and personal with the fabulous Sheila McCarthy.
 All tickets for this event are now just $20 and can be purchased online in advance at TicketScene.ca or in person at the theatre box office on the day of the performance.

For further info, visit babygummproductions.blogspot.ca or contact Darren Stewart-Jones at babygummproductions@gmail.com

Little Mosque on the Prairie Contest -Season 1 and Season 2

Sunday, January 12, 2014 @ 05:01 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

'Little Mosque' launches final season

UPDATE:The winners of the blog’s first Little Mosque on the Prairie contest are readers, Batulbanu and Mvhelene! Congrats to you both and thank you to all of our valued readers who participated!

Participation awards will also be sent to some contestants!

This update has been featured through the blog’s social media platforms as well

 

Welcome to Abbas Karimjee’s Weblog’s first Little Mosque on the  Prairie contest!

Readers have until 9:00am eastern standard time on Friday, January 24 to answer all of the  questions below. The questions are related to the show’s first two seasons.Submit your response in the comments section.

Those readers who answer all questions correctly, will be entered into a draw for a chance to win an autographed photo of Aliza Vellani [Layla] or Manoj Sood [Baber].A total of 8 prizes will be awarded for this contest.

Winners will be announced by Monday ,January 27 and will be contacted by e-mail.

Good luck!

1.  In the series premiere, which character gets arrested at an airport  for comments which are mistaken as   declaration of intent to commit a terrorist act? 

2. Which character said the following quote-“Wine, gums, root beer, western traps designed to teach Muslims to drink Alcohol”. 

 3. Which character enters Mercy Anglican in the series premiere and is shocked to see the Muslim congregation praying inside the building? 

 4. In the second episode of the  show’s first season, a debate takes place  at Mercy mosque about whether or not a barrier should be installed between the men and women of the congregation.Which female character wanted the barrier?

 5.  In the first season episode  entitled “The  Open House” , which character’s negligence causes an electrical explosion which requires the members and Christian  guests of Mercy Mosque to evacuate the premises? 

 6. In the episode  ”The Open House”, what does the Mayor want to be handed out to all of the guests as a condition for her attending the event? 

 7. In the first season, Marlon briefly converts to Islam and takes a extreme approach  in practicing the religion.  As a way to make him change his faith, what are four un-islamic  things which Yasser, Sarah, Fatema, Rayyan and Baber do  in front of him?  

 8.  In the show’s first season, Mother Hammoudi arrives to Yasser and Sarah’s house asking Yasser to do something which really upsets  Sarah .What did Mother Hammoudi ask of Yasser and why? 

 9.  In  the show’s first season, Rayyan develops a petition to   get a female swimming instructor for the Muslim women  after Fatima has an injury which requires her to take swimming lessons. Which character is  specifically  avoiding signing the petition  for a personal gain and what is that personal gain?  

 10. What is the name of the   firefighter  who shows a strong ,romantic interest towards Rayyan in the show’s  first season ?

 11. In the second season episode, “ No fly list”, Baber claims that he is on  the no fly list and is accompanied to the American consulate by  two other characters to clear his name.Who are the two characters who accompany Baber and what is the real reason why Baber has been unable to fly?

 12. In the second season episode entitled  ”Jihad on Ice”,  which four Muslim characters initially participate in a curling team? 

13.  In   the second season episode entitled “Jihad on Ice”, Sarah discovers an Islamic tradition which requires  Yasser to pay for her material needs. When  he must follow this rule, how does Yasser trick Sarah into making her think she is actually owning as many clothes as she thinks she is?

 14.  In the second season episode, “Welcome To Mercy”Sarah  assumes the role of acting mayor and is responsible for creating a new sign after the old one is destroyed in  an accident.The new sign contains the phrase welcome in many different languages, but there is something wrong with it. What is wrong with the sign? 

 15. In season 2 Layla develops a crush  which leads Amaar and Rayyan to believe that he is the object of her attraction. Although they are mistaken, what is the name of the person who Layla  actually did have a crush on and how did Baber react when he discovered this? 

 16. In the show’s second season, Sarah participates in a charity  talent show:

 a] What talent does she showcase?  

 b]  Baber initially  objects to her participation  until  Layla makes a discovery which makes him to change his attitude about Sarah’s behaviour. Why is Baber against it and  what exactly does Layla discover?    

 17. In the show’s second season, Fatema aspires to obtain her Canadian citizenship  and receives help from two characters on the show to study for her testing. Who are the two characters who help her study?!

 18. In the second season episode entitled “Lucky Day”, Sarah wins a lottery  of $5000 and receives  guidance from Rayyan and Amaar .After thinking about it , how she does she spend the money?

 19 . Which character said the following :”See,I was never really good with rules, honey. When I was in school I always left my hall pass in the bathroom”.

 20. In  the episode entitled “Islam on Tap”, JJ discovers Rayyan’s past experience with dating as a teenager and become jealous about this. As a way of expressing his jealousy  what activity does he make Rayyan participate in and why?

3rd Annual Muslim Marriage Networking Event- Islamic Marriage Bureau

Saturday, January 11, 2014 @ 11:01 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]
We are passing this  message along for our friends at the Islamic Marriage Bureau. The organization  which is based in Mississauga,Ontario  is hosting its third annual  Muslim Marriage Networking Event.  Its a great opportunity for single and divorced Muslims who are  seriously looking for a partner for marriage to have a chance to go through rotations to meet many suitable candidates. The environment is a highly professional one  where introductions will be conducted by  experienced moderators.
Read through the organization’s press release  below for details about  the schedule of the event ,the cost of attending and how you can register for it.
What do you think of this event?Sound off in the comments section below.
We are getting a great response so please make your ticket purchases online to avoid line ups and dissapointment due to limited seats..  On Sunday Febuary 2nd at the Lakeshore Convention Centre, 806 Southdown Road, Mississauga, ON.  http://www.lakeshorecc.ca
Prices: (Lunch – Coffee/Tea Included in Price)
Members: $40/person
Non-Members: $45/person
Schedule
12:00 – Registration – Dhur Prayer
1:00 – Introduction to Event (MC & Imam)
1:15 to 3:00 – Rotations & Introductions
3:00 – Lunch & Asr
3:45 to 5:30 – Introductions to candidates & opportunities to meet interested parties with coordinators
5:30 PM – Conclusion
To Purchase Your Tickets Online, please visit  the following website: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/jan-2014-marriage-networking-event-tickets-10082921289
Ticket Hotline: 647-786-7244
Office: 905.568.5222 or Email info@islamicmarriagebureau.com

Little Mosque on the Prairie – A Review

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 @ 12:03 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Take a look at a feature I wrote  in relation to Little Mosque  on the Prairie’s impact on  Marilyn Gardner’s Communicating Across Boundaries  by following the link  enclosed below.

Little Mosque on the Prairie – A Review.

via Little Mosque on the Prairie – A Review.

Little Mosque’s Arlene Duncan Running For Toronto Broadway World Awards

Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 03:12 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

arleneArlene Duncan

Little Mosque on the Prairie viewers are highly encouraged to show their support for actress,Arlene Duncan [ Fatema Dinssah] who is currently in the running for the Broadway World award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.The actress is in the run for the award as a result of her work on the Tony Award winning musical, Caroline of Change,which made its debut last January.

In order to vote for Arlene, please click on the link below and follow the prompts to proceed through the voting process.

http://Toronto.BroadwayWorld.com/vote2012region.cfm#sthash.hBMsikPs.dpbs

Duncan discussed her involvement on the musical in an interview with the blog in April 2012.Specifically, she gave details on the premise.Read through the excerpt from the interview below and for the complete interview, visit  http://abbaskarimjeeweblog.com/2012/04/02/little-mosque-on-the-prairies-arlene-duncan-talks-about-the-series-wrap-up/

“Set in 1963, Caroline Thibodeaux is a maid to

a Southern Jewish family who does what she must to provide for

children while struggling to keep her sense of self, while the son of

her employer struggles to make sense of the world around him. It

has been quite a while since I’d been ‘on the boards’ performing

live on stage night after night”.[ Arlene Duncan  on Abbas Karimjee’s Weblog, April 2012]

Season 5 of Little Mosque on the Prairie Now Available on DVD

Saturday, July 14, 2012 @ 12:07 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]

Little Mosque on the Prairie: Complete Fifth Season

Viewers of Little Mosque on the Prairie should be excited to discover that the fifth season of the sitcom is now available for purchase through CBC’S Online Shop  for a current sale price of $25:99[CA]

 The fifth season of Little Mosque on the Prairie, which initially aired from January 2011- March 2011  featured  Amaar [Zaib Shaikh]and Rayyan’s [Sitara Hewitt]relationship  as an engaged couple and the challenges  involved  in the two’s relationship  which was observed in accordance to the Islamic faith,leading up to the  much anticipated wedding. Meanwhile Reverend William Thorne[ Brandon Firla] attempts to reform and build positive  relationships in the community  in various ways, including one of a romantic nature with  the town’s librarian, Rose. The season also brought forth special guest appearances by  cast members from  earlier seasons including Derek McGrath[ Reverend Duncan Magee] , Carlo Rota[ Yasir Hammoudi] and Aliza Vellani[ Layla Siddiqui].

 The  2 disc DVD  set features all 14 episodes as well as a bonus blooper. Additional features have been listed below, as seen on CBC’S  Online Shop.Shipping is typically expected within 3-4 days, however may vary somewhat depending on factors such as location .

-322 Minutes

- Closed Captioned

- 16:9 Widescreen

- 5.1 Dolby Digital

- Region 0

Will you be purchasing the fifth season of the show? Should you be watching for the first time, which particular story element are you the most excited to see unfold?  Share your response in the comments section, below.

Little Mosque to be Launched on Hulu

Friday, May 25, 2012 @ 10:05 AM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]
An evil plot to destroy the world. Enjoy! (Log...

An evil plot to destroy the world. Enjoy! (Logo for Hulu). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  Indeed, those from the USA who have expressed a strong desire to see Little Mosque have finally had heard  their voices heard! The  hit CBC sitcom will  air as a summer series on Hulu .com and Huluplus.com.

 Little Mosque  will air with its series premiere on June 28.  A new episode will be released each following week  until Thursday , August 23, at which point the entire series will be available for viewing.

Further information on Little Mosque’s debut on  Hulu as well as the other summer series which the site will be offering can be found @http://www.hulu.com/watch/362933/hulu-summer-series-little-mosque.

Will you be watching  the show through  Hulu? What is your reaction to having the chance to watch Little Mosque this summer? Share your response in the comments section.

Happy Birthday to Us!

Monday, May 21, 2012 @ 01:05 PM
Abbas Karimjee[ Administrator/ Owner]


Happy  Birthday to US!  Happy Birthday to US! Today, the blog celebrates  4 years of operation!

It’s hard to believe that it has already been four years since I first  opened this blog.When I first  started this site four years ago I was unsure of what it would become and   would not have believed  that I would be running it four years later. This site means so much to me and I have genuinely enjoyed running it and keeping readers informed about relevant subject matter. It has been a truly rewarding  experience and  provided enriching opportunities, which I never would have thought I would have. I am proud that this blog has been providing prominent coverage for thousands of readers each month on various television series which are of interest. Special thanks are extended to YOU the reader for supporting the blog through your continuous visits, comments and ongoing involvement in other interactive opportunities on the site. Without readers a site has no purpose or future. Your visits truly mean everything!

The last year has been the biggest and most successful year for this site. We welcomed nearly 44 000 visitors which is approximately  4 times the number of visits the site had in its initial year.  We continue to interact with readers through active monitoring of the blog`s Facebook and Twitter page . We pursued   affiliation with both CBC and Westwind pictures that supported the blog by endorsing its coverage of Little Mosque on the Prairie. The blog also further  expanded its diverse network this past year by having partnered with various cross cultural  blogs which have expressed interest in Little Mosque on the Prairie such as Marilyn Gardner`s Communicating  Across Boundaries and Knightley Emma. We were also recognized by the Canada Media  Fund  for  the site`s ongoing coverage of Little Mosque on the Prairie.  The blog connected with Gateworld .net , which is known as the leading online website for Stargate  where many of our interviews with cast members from the franchise were linked from. Thank you to  all of our affiliates for your support of the blog. I have  greatly enjoyed working with each of  your respective  organizations and/ or sites and hope that we  will continue to support one another in this coming year.

We continued our retrospective coverage of  the Stargate franchise after  it drew to an end after 17 years with SGU  through news reporting and interviews with SGU’S Jennifer Spence, Peter Kelamis and   brilliant main cast member , Brian J Smith. We also had the delight of interviewing  Stargate Atlantis, Rachel Luttrel! Thank you to each of  you for  kindly participating in the interviews. I tremendously enjoyed the rewarding experience and I trust each of you benefitted from it as well.

The past year has been a significant year for the blog’s coverage of Little Mosque on the Prairie as the show progressed in its sixth and final year.   In addition on going news coverage and weekly episode features, I   once again interviewed Little Mosque’s  Manoj Sood,   Debra McGrath,   Brandon  Firla  , Arlene Duncan and Aliza Vellani to  extensively discuss  roles within the show’s sixth and final  season. We also interviewed, for the first time, Little Mosque’s Derek McGrath to discuss  the impact  which the departure of his character had on the show as well as the fan favourite , Zaib Shaikh who provided an insightful overview of the show’s sixth and final season as well as  how the program represents  Canada.  Thank to you all of the cast members for your exceptional portrayals and for participating in the interviews. I sincerely hope you enjoyed the experience as much as I did and extend best wishes in the future of your acting careers. It has truly been truly an honour and my pleasure to work with each of you .

Indeed, this is the only online media outlet which has interviewed the entire cast of this ground-breaking series.The blog was  recognized  by other institutions of the media for its extensive coverage of Little Mosque on the various occasions for its extensive coverage of this ground-breaking series including   Aquila Asia, a cosmopolitan magazine which did a  complete overview on the series to introduce it to its south Asian  readership. The blog was also mentioned on a live streaming with the cast of Little Mosque on CBC Live where the entire cast of the show thanked  us for its extensive support as well as responding to additional questions which we had about the show’s end.  I also had a chance to appear on CBC`S The National in order to discuss the show’s impact

From February to April the blog hosted a few live chats with various cast members of Little Mosque on the Prairie  including Aliza Vellani, Manoj Sood and Debra McGrath as a way of providing  viewers with the chance to directly  interact with  the stars themselves. Thank you to these prominent Canadian talent and all of the readers who joined in the discussion!

We also covered various other series on the blog. Back in September we launched coverage of FOX`S  new science fiction series,Terra Nova through weekly episode previews as well as through our  interactive features. Although  this show was not renewed for a second season, I greatly enjoyed discovering the series.

The blog launched its coverage of The Office and Web Therapy back in September and January respectively .As a result we have begun to welcome a new audience to the readership  through ongoing news coverage .Interviews  with various cast members of both series may be scheduled within the upcoming period.

I would also like to take  a moment to extend thanks to Youtube group, supportfire115@http://www.youtube.com/user/supportfire115 for kindly providing the decorations used for this celebratory post. Thank you for helping make this special  day even more memorable through your assistance in this regard.Thanks also goes to the blog’s occassional communications auditor , Nisreen O’Neill.

What plans do we  have for year number 5? With Little Mosque and Stargate having ended, we look forward to occasional  ongoing respective coverage of these significant and  defining series for this blog.  The blog will continue to cover  The Office  as we approve its impending ninth season and provide extensive , ongoing coverage of Showtime’s Web therapy through ongoing news, weekly episode guides as well as  interviews with various cast members of this unique  comedy. The blog will also be launching coverage of  CBC`S, Mr. D as the show approaches its second season.  Expect other science fiction series to be covered as well. The blog may launch a music aspect  by  covering  works of  prominent North American  musicians. Further details will follow  next month once precise  plans have been finalized.

Although our previously announced plans to launch a held hosted site have been terminated at this time, we are  in the process of  assessing  various other templates  within WordPress.com. Readers can therefore look forward to a new  design .

What  would you like to see on the site for our  upcoming year. Share your thoughts in the comments section or by e-mail. Thank  you for being apart of the community and I  look forward to another exciting year with the readership where we continue to work together to make the site the best it can be.