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Little Mosque on the Prairie - 201 - Grave ConcernOct 3, 2007 | 22:28Little Mosque on the Prairie 201 - Grave Concern VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 201 - Grave Concern Oct 3, 2007 | 22:28When a local cemetery is in financial crisis, Baber and Yasir see an opportunity. Why not buy a portion to use as a Muslim cemetery? This will guarantee being buried in the traditional Muslim way: on their right side, facing Mecca. But when they purchase some plots, they realize Mecca isn't the only thing they will spend eternity facing—namely a garish, country music blastin' honky tonk! Meanwhile, Rayyan pushes to have a woman give the mosque’s community announcements. Sarah gets the gig, but her laissez-fair attitude to the facts undermines what should be a victory for Islamic women everywhere.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 202 - Ban the BurqaOct 10, 2007 | 22:29Little Mosque on the Prairie 202 - Ban the Burqa VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 202 - Ban the Burqa Oct 10, 2007 | 22:29There's trouble in Mercy when a mystery woman shows up at the mosque wearing a face veil. Sarah finds it oppressive. Fred finds it creepy. Baber falls in love, but doesn't have a way with women so he enlists Yasir to turn him into a ladies' man. Meanwhile, Rayyan defends the woman's right to wear the veil, even if it means contravening an ancient Mercy by-law.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 203 - Public AccessOct 17, 2007 | 22:29Little Mosque on the Prairie 203 - Public Access VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 203 - Public Access Oct 17, 2007 | 22:29Mercy's local public access TV station asks Amaar to host an Islamic-themed program. But when he brings Rayyan on as a guest and she steals the show, they suddenly find themselves as co-hosts. Sarah can't suppress her PR instincts and gets in on the game. Not to be left out, Yasir finds the show to be a perfect vehicle for some subtle Hamoudi Construction sponsorship. Meanwhile, Layla faces the wrath of her father after a hair dye job goes wrong, and suddenly wearing the hijab doesn't seem like such a bad idea to her.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 204 - Lucky DayOct 24, 2007 | 22:29Little Mosque on the Prairie 204 - Lucky Day VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 204 - Lucky Day Oct 24, 2007 | 22:29Sarah's habit of buying lottery tickets runs her afoul of both Islam and her daughter. Of course, when she actually wins, Sarah and Yasir have to hide it from Rayyan. Meanwhile, Amaar struggles to hip-ify Muslim youth day by re-branding it “Islamapalooza.” Eventually, just when the entire day is about to collapse, Amaar receives a sizeable anonymous donation. Sarah mightn't be such a bad Muslim after all.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 205 - Mercy BeetNov 7, 2007 | 22:28Little Mosque on the Prairie 205 - Mercy Beet VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 205 - Mercy Beet Nov 7, 2007 | 22:28When Toronto Maple Leaf's star Darcy Tucker endorses a brand of beet juice made in Mercy, the company's stock goes through the roof—and Yasir cashes in. Pretty soon the entire town has shares. Sarah helps the Mayor re-brand the town as beet capital of Canada. But will the “beet train” lead them to riches or derail the whole town?
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 206 - Rival ImamNov 14, 2007 | 22:29Little Mosque on the Prairie 206 - Rival Imam VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 206 - Rival Imam Nov 14, 2007 | 22:29Amaar's old friend and rival Ali comes to visit Mercy and the competition starts anew. Not only was Ali his rival back at the law firm in Toronto, but upon his arrival, Amaar learns that Ali has also become an Imam. Mercy isn't big enough for the two of them. Meanwhile, a water shortage prompts Rayyan to turn Mercy mosque into the world's first eco-friendly “green mosque.” There is only one thing standing in her way—Baber.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 207 - Spy Something or Get OutNov 20, 2007 | 22:29Little Mosque on the Prairie 207 - Spy Something or Get Out VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 207 - Spy Something or Get Out Nov 20, 2007 | 22:29Suspicions are aroused when CSIS agent Nancy Layton comes to visit Mercy. She says she's here to fish, but Fatima thinks she's up to no good. Amaar argues for common sense: of course the government wouldn't spy on Mercy mosque... would it? Meanwhile, Amaar opens a store in the mosque to sell Islamic merchandise. He enlists Rayyan and Baber to run the store, unleashing Rayyan's competitive nature.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 208 - Best IntentionsNov 28, 2007 | 22:28Little Mosque on the Prairie 208 - Best Intentions VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 208 - Best Intentions Nov 28, 2007 | 22:28Baber runs afoul of a little-known Muslim concept: the evil eye. Is his run of bad luck the will of God? Or his own fault? Meanwhile, Rayyan lets her conscience run away with her after inadvertently stealing a chocolate bar from a convenience store.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 209 - No Fly ListDec 5, 2007 | 22:28Little Mosque on the Prairie 209 - No Fly List VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 209 - No Fly List Dec 5, 2007 | 22:28Baber can't give a keynote speech at a conference in Chicago because he's on the American no fly list. Amaar and Rayyan persuade him to fight the power by taking a daylong road trip to the American consulate. It's too bad the man behind the glass window insists that they make an appointment first. Back in Mercy, the Mayor wants to put a private bathroom in her office—and Yasir will stop at nothing to get the job.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 210 - Eid's A Wonderful LifeDec 12, 2007 | 22:27Little Mosque on the Prairie 210 - Eid's A Wonderful Life VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 210 - Eid's A Wonderful Life Dec 12, 2007 | 22:27Christmas is around the corner and Sarah's blue. She misses the fun and pageantry of her pre-conversion Christmases. Rayyan vows to make this year's Muslim festival, Eid al-hada, a little more Christmasy to cheer up her mom. Meanwhile, the Christmas rush leads to trouble at the mosque, where Amaar and Magee come into conflict over limited parking. At the same time, Baber and Layla are invited to perform a short Islamic play at the school pageant, but the fact that it is forbidden to depict the prophets puts a damper on things. Layla ends up bringing down the house with an interfaith reading from A Christmas Carol.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 211 - The Five Year PlanDec 12, 2007 | 22:27Little Mosque on the Prairie 211 - The Five Year Plan Video
Little Mosque on the Prairie 211 - The Five Year Plan Dec 12, 2007 | 22:27It's New Year's Eve and Yasir is depressed. Another year's gone by and he hasn't reached the goals he's set for his business. Rayyan throws a dinner to cheer him up, and over dinner Rayyan, Baber, and Amaar share stories of what they were doing exactly five years ago. We see Fred Tupper's first taste of Islam, a pre-hijab Rayyan, a young lawyerly Amaar, and Baber's ex-wife.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 212 - Jihad On IceJan 9, 2008 | 22:27Little Mosque on the Prairie 212 - Jihad On Ice VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 212 - Jihad On Ice Jan 9, 2008 | 22:27When Fred Tupper mocks Amaar's attempts to curl, Amaar sets up Mercy's—and perhaps the world's—first Muslim curling team. Rayyan's got natural talent, but is she so good that the team will lose her? Meanwhile, Sarah uses Islamic tradition to get Yasir to pay for a shopping spree.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 213 - The CrushJan 16, 2008 | 22:27Little Mosque on the Prairie 213 - The Crush VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 213 - The Crush Jan 16, 2008 | 22:27There's trouble at Amaar's Koranic studies class when he intercepts a note from Layla indicating she's got a crush on him. He does what any good teacher would do: he runs to Rayyan for help. Sparks really fly when Baber finds out. Eventually Layla informs them that Amaar misread the note, and he'd like to crawl under his desk. Meanwhile, when Yasir and Sarah help Fatima study for her citizenship test, they come close to driving her out of the country.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 214 - Welcome To MercyJan 23, 2008 | 22:29Little Mosque on the Prairie 214 - Welcome To Mercy VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 214 - Welcome To Mercy Jan 23, 2008 | 22:29Mayor Popowicz goes on vacation, leaving Sarah as acting mayor. Her administration is thrown into crisis when the "Welcome to Mercy" sign at town limits is destroyed in a tractor accident. Sarah takes action to replace the sign, but people take advantage of her goodwill and the town gets a sign with a welcome in every language, except English! With Sarah running the town, Yasir finds himself relegated to "first lady" status. In the meantime, Reverend Magee takes up hobby painting, putting Amaar in the awkward position of pretending to like his art.
Little Mosque on the Prairie - 215 - Wheat WeekJan 30, 2008 | 22:27Little Mosque on the Prairie 215 - Wheat Week VideoClosed Captions available
Little Mosque on the Prairie 215 - Wheat Week Jan 30, 2008 | 22:27The Mayor wants to scrap “Wheat Week”, Mercy's beloved summer festival. It's Sarah's job to find a way to put a positive spin on an unpopular policy. Also, Yasir struggles to enjoy a football match on his new big-screen TV, while Rayyan and Fatima suffer from bad hair days—which can happen, even under a headscarf.

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