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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.
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?
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 .
- 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.
With Little Mosque on the Prairie having drawn to a close this past week, media coverage was quite prominent for the groundbreaking Canadian series. Among the features done for the show, was one by reporter Zulekha Nathoo from the CBC. Nathoo’s recent report on the show which examined the national impact and international impact which Little Mosque had on Muslim perception from the perspective of viewers, researchers, cast members and crew members was featured on CBC’s,The National on Sunday, April 1@ 9:00pm eastern time.
To see the feature on the series which includes myself discussing my perspective on the show visit @http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/TV_Shows/The_National/1233408557/ID=2218190950
.Afterwards, share your thoughts on the segment in the comments section!
In a series finale that lets Little Mosque on the Prairie live up to it’s namesake, Amaar prepares for the grand opening of the new Mosque, while trying to get Baber to end his boycott. Charles returns to Mercy with a plan to win Ann. Sarah reaffirms her Muslim faith; and, with Mercy Anglican burnt to a crisp, Thorne finds an unexpected new home for his congregation.[CBC]
Will all proceed well with the grand opening of the new mosque? What will Amaar do to succeed in getting Baber to end his boycott? What will Charles do to attempt win Ann back and what turn will this relationship take? How does Sarah reaffirming her faith to Islam show how she has explored a full circle herself, from the start of the show?
Will the Anglican community’s new home be the new Mosque?What are your thoughts on how this would be a suitable ending to the show and represent the theme of cross -cultural unity?Will the Muslims and Anglicans continue to live in a strong sense of unity?
Special thanks are extended to the crew and cast for creating this groundbreaking series and for portraying its highly comical and relatable characters, respectively. Thank you very much to all of the cast members of the show for the insightful and entertaining interviews. Thanks to the producers at Westwind Pictures and the CBC for its support for its ongoing endorsement and continued support of this site.
Thank you to the thousands of viewers of the show who have followed the blog’s ongoing coverage of Little Mosque on the Prairie throughout the seasons.I look forward to providing occasional retrospective coverage on this series in the forthcoming years.
This episode marks the series finale of Little Mosque on the Prairie. The shows draws to end after six seasons on CBC.
Aliza Vellani will return as Layla Siddiqui in the finale. In a recent interview with the blog, she mentioned how Layla would continue to increase her independence from Baber.http://abbaskarimjeeweblog.com/2012/04/01/little-mosques-aliza-vellani-chats-about-series-finale/
A recent feature on the National displays certain members in the cast and crew, myself and others discussing the impact the show has had on the perception of Muslims. Take a look at this “.http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/TV_Shows/The_National/1233408557/ID=2218190950
In the lead up to the series finale, Amaar reveals to Baber that he plans to be the Imam of the new Mosque. In turn, Baber revolts and forms a splinter Mosque. Meanwhile, Ann is distraught over Charles’ upcoming nuptials to a younger woman and comes up with a bizarre strategy to fight for her man. And Sarah attempts to rejoin the church choir, with fiery results.[CBC]
What prompted Amaar to change his mind about being the Imam for the community? How will Baber`s revolt affect the unity of Mercy`s Muslim community?What is Ann`s bizarre strategy and will she be successful in uniting with Charles?How will Sarah disrupt the choir with her fiery results and how will this affect her ability to effectively reintegrate into the Anglican community. Share your thoughts and speculations in the comments section of the episode.
Notes and Spoilers
- This is the first part of the series finale . The final half hour will air on Monday, April 2 2012 @ 8:30pm eastern standard time.
- Debra McGrath mentioned in a recent live question and answer session on the blog that the Mayor would be seeing a plastic surgeon for this episode. The surgeon has been portrayed by actor Colin Mochrie, who is McGrath`s husband.http://abbaskarimjeeweblog.com/2012/02/06/live-chat-with-little-mosque-on-the-prairies-debra-mcgrath-tonight-at-900pm-eastern-time/
- Arlene Duncan revealed in a recent live stream with CBC that Sarah [ Sheila McCarthy]would remain a Muslim, once she has worked through her crisis of faith.
- Sitara Hewitt[ Rayyan] commented on how the fire was set on a fake model of the mosque built in Etobicoke and the surrounding areas of the set. Sheila McCarthy added that it was upsetting to see but further details were not divulged.To view a photo of the fire on Mercy Mosque @ www.cbc.ca/littlemosque.
- The live stream can be viewed @http://www.cbc.ca/live/we-want-your-questions-for-the-stars-of-little-mosque.html
Tune in for a new episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie, entitled The Dating Game@ 8:30pm eastern time
Amaar needs Baber and Thorne’s cooperation to win a coveted Multi-Faith Award, but Baber and Thorne try to cut Amaar out when they discover the award comes with a cash prize. Meanwhile, Ann sets Sarah up on the worst first-date of her life, which leads to the worst second-date of her life. And Nate and Fatima team up to make a multi-ethnic sandwich[CBC]
What will be Amaar’s response be to the two’s attempt to have him removed from the situation? Given Amaar’s more liberal approach to multifaith events, how will Thorne and Baber’s more consrvative and narrow mimded attutudes affect their ability to win? What prompts Nate and Fatema to make a multi sandwich and how will this turn out?Share your speculations in the comments section and be sure to tune in.
Indeed, iTunes is now selling episodes of Little Mosque’s current, sixth and final season! This is a great way for viewers who have been unable to watch the show at its weekly time to be able to watch commercial free episodes at their own convenience or for those who simply wish to re- watch episodes.
Episodes are available both in HD and irregular viewing, with HD viewing costing $ 16.99 for the entire season[ $2:99 per episode] while the season can be purchased on regular format for a cost of 9:99[ 1:99 per episode}. Episodes are posted within 24 hours of being aired on CBC and therefore the current season’s first three episodes have been released. To purchase the episode, simply visit http://itunes.app Itunes.le.com/ca/tv-season/little-mosque-on-prairie-season/id492762509?s=143455.
Access to the episodes are only available for Canadian residents who are members with iTunes. Readers should also note that each episode also contains a brief excerpt.Will you be using iTunes to follow Little Mosque this season?Drop us a line in the comments section to let us know!
Only 9 episodes left before the revolutionary yet comedic sitcom, Little Mosque on the Prairie draws to a close!Take a look at the excerpt for tonight’s new episode of Little Mosque on the Prairie below. Be sure to tune in for the episode @ 8:30pm eastern time in CBC.
After blowing out the old fuse box in their house, Amaar tries to impress Rayyan by playing Mr. Handyman but has to secretly enlist Sarah’s do-it-yourself expertise to get the job done. Rayyan becomes suspicious of his sudden upsurge in Mr.-Fix-it skills and volunteers Amaar to fix Fred’s shower, Meanwhile, Baber and Thorne challenge each other to a fasting competition that escalates to insane heights, even for them[ CBC]
Will Amaar admit that he has been seeking Sarah’s help and how will his dishonesty affect both his marraiage with Rayyan and his own spirituality? Will his sudden increase in free time, which seems to be causing further complications for others, ultimately prompt him to explore his next options?What are the circumstances behind Baber and Thorne’s competition and what will be the end result in this risky challenge?Share your thoughts and speculations, below!