Little Mosque on the Prairie

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  • 2007
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.6  (2,619)

Little Mosque on the Prairie is a Canadian sitcom that aired on CBC from 2007 to 2012. The show follows a group of Muslims and their interactions with the non-Muslim population in the fictional town of Mercy, Saskatchewan. The main character of the show is Amaar Rashid (played by Zaib Shaikh), a young, liberal-minded lawyer who moves from Toronto to Mercy to become the Imam of the local mosque. Amaar quickly becomes the target of skepticism and suspicion from some of the more conservative members of the community, including the mosque's former Imam, Baber Siddiqui (Carlo Rota).

The show also features several other recurring characters, including Sarah Hamoudi (Sitara Hewitt), a Canadian-born Muslim who struggles to balance her faith with her desire for independence; Fatima Dinssa (Arlene Duncan), a no-nonsense grandmother who takes her role as the mosque's caretaker very seriously; and Yasir Hamoudi (Manoj Sood), a businessman who is constantly trying to balance his Muslim faith with his desire to succeed in the mainstream world.

Throughout the five seasons of the show, Little Mosque on the Prairie tackles issues such as xenophobia, religious tolerance, and cultural clashes. One of the show's biggest strengths is its ability to handle these sensitive topics with humor and grace, never shying away from difficult conversations but also never taking itself too seriously.

The show also explores the personal lives of its characters, from Amaar's romantic entanglement with a local radio host (Sheila McCarthy) to Fatima's struggles with aging and loneliness. While most of the characters are Muslim, the show does not shy away from portraying their faults and foibles, making them fully realized human beings rather than caricatures or stereotypes.

One unique aspect of Little Mosque on the Prairie is its focus on the Canadian Muslim experience. While there are certainly shows and movies that deal with Islam in a global context, this show is one of the few that specifically addresses the challenges and joys of being Muslim in Canada. By focusing on a small town in the prairies, the show is able to highlight the diversity and complexity of the Muslim community in Canada.

Overall, Little Mosque on the Prairie is a charming and insightful sitcom that manages to balance humor with social commentary. Its characters are lovable and relatable, its writing is smart and perceptive, and its message of unity and understanding is more relevant than ever.

Little Mosque on the Prairie is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (91 episodes). The series first aired on January 9, 2007.

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The Best of Times
11. The Best of Times
April 2, 2012
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.
The Worst of Times
10. The Worst of Times
March 26, 2012
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.
Haunted Mosque on the Prairie
9. Haunted Mosque on the Prairie
March 12, 2012
When Amaar inadvertently leads everyone to believe that the new Mosque is haunted, Sarah runs damage control and suggests he and Rayyan spend the night in the Mosque to prove it’s completely ghost-free. Meanwhile, a love-struck Nate goes to extreme lengths to ask Poppy out on a date. And Thorne helps Baber overcome his irrational fear of Jinn.
Finders Weepers
8. Finders Weepers
March 5, 2012
Sarah feels undervalued by Ann and agrees to work for Darnelly's Mayor, Glenda Beckford, not realizing that Ann's college "˜frenemy' has ulterior motives for hiring her. Meanwhile, Amaar is so consumed with his plans for the new Mosque, he manages to forget Rayyan's birthday. Baber and Thorne compete for clients at the mosque/church's last rummage sale.
Mosque of Dreams
7. Mosque of Dreams
February 20, 2012
Amaar tries to get the town to support his new Mosque, but finds only disinterest and some outright derision when he reveals that his divine inspiration came from a chicken. Meanwhile, Baber is determined to prove the town isn't ready for a new mosque by trying to get himself arrested. Sarah has a crisis of faith and considers eating bacon, while Ann suffers a crisis of love while sexting the now absent Charles Thorne.
Destination Chicken
6. Destination Chicken
February 13, 2012
Amaar unexpectedly gets a sign from above after Baber tries to help Amaar find his new purpose. Meanwhile, Ann's crush on Charles fuels old sibling rivalries when she encourages her new flame to help out with Rev. Thorne's Destination Church Spectacular. Sarah is left to deal with the town audit single-handed.
Brotherly Love
5. Brotherly Love
February 6, 2012
Amaar and Rayyan's first official dinner party as a married couple goes off the rails when Thorne's brother Charles shows up in Mercy.
The Dating Game
4. The Dating Game
January 30, 2012
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.
Short Fuse
3. Short Fuse
January 23, 2012
Amaar tries to impress Rayyan with his non-existent handyman skills, which results in secretly recruiting Sarah for her do-it-yourself expertise to get the job done. When Rayyan become suspicious of Amaar's ability to suddenly fix things, she volunteers him to fix Fred's shower. Baber and Thorne challenge each other to a fasting competition that escalates to insane heights, even for them.
What's in a Name
2. What's in a Name
January 16, 2012
Amaar tries to solve Rayyan's problems at work with her new receptionist Poppy, but it causes Rayyan to become extremely stressed at home. Meanwhile, Ann takes Sarah out for a ladies night at a local bar while Baber and Thorne compete for Sarah's religious allegiance.
Home Again
1. Home Again
January 9, 2012
Amaar and Rayyan cut their honeymoon short and return home so that they can help Sarah deal with her divorce from Yasir. Rayyan tries to drag Sarah to a divorce support group but when Sarah won’t go Rayyan brings the group to her. Meanwhile, Amaar decides to sort out his Imam related issues with Baber and Thorne once and for all.
Where to Watch Little Mosque on the Prairie
Little Mosque on the Prairie is available for streaming on the CBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Little Mosque on the Prairie on demand at Amazon Prime and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 9, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (2,619)