Me and the Mosque

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Me and the Mosque is a 2005 Canadian documentary film by Zarqa Nawaz about the efforts of Muslim women in North America to pray in mosques, and the use of partitions to conceal women from male worshippers.[1][2]

In the documentary, Nawaz speaks with women from Canadian Islamic communities in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. In the U.S., she attends an Islamic Society of North America conference in Chicago, and speaks with journalist and activist Asra Nomani, activist Aminah Assilmi as well as author and speaker Tareq Al-Suwaidan about the role of women in Islam. Nawaz often takes a humorous approach to her subject matter; the film also incorporates animated sequences.[3][4]

The film was produced as part of a National Film Board of Canada competition for emerging filmmakers of colour, in partnership with CBC Newsworld.


  1. ^ Elghawaby, Amira (14 March 2014). "Now Playing in Progressive Film: 'Me and the Mosque'". Retrieved 18 March 2014.
  2. ^ Atnikov, Nathan (10-06-2005). "Film Fest: Me and the Mosque". Gauntlet. Archived from the original on 2014-03-19. Retrieved 18 March 2014. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Ken Lem, Val (April 2006). "Me and the Mosque". Canadian Materials. XII (17).
  4. ^ "Breaking down barriers with Me and the Mosque". The Islamic Monthly. 29 January 2006. Retrieved 18 March 2014.

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