Season 2 – Episode 6 – Rival Imaam

Synopsis: Amaar has to deal with conflicting emotions when a former friend and now bitter rival comes to Mercy.

Amaar’s old friend and rival Ali comes to visit Mercy and the competition starts anew. And a water shortage prompts Rayyan to turn Mercy mosque into the worldโ€™s first ecofriendly “green mosque.”

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What did you think of this episode? How does it compare to the previous episode?

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11 responses to “Season 2 – Episode 6 – Rival Imaam

  1. Samina

    That episode should have sent one really strong message. Sometimes people may not look the part but they may be spiritually knowledgable.

    We should not judge people based on their appearance as looks can be deceiving.

    Although this is a sitcom to been seen with an open mind it still carries its message. I congratulate Zarqa Nawaz and the cast and wish them all the success continuing with this project.

    May Allah me pleased with their efforts.

  2. Farah

    Aww. Poor Ammar! Just watched the first and half of the second, my net is getting wacky in a bad way.

  3. asiila

    salaams:

    i liked this episode overall. it was one that i actually laughed outloud a couple of times (the other was the mayor spitting out the beet juice in an earlier episode)…lol.

    i think the writer handled the topic well, but again, overall, it makes Ammar look a bit immature. Ali HAD apparently changed (beard and all) and was the ‘better’ Iman vis a vis getting rid of most of his competitive dunyaistic competitiveness. And the Christian priest, again, played ‘daddy’ to help Ammar out.

    On the one hand, I don’t mind the fact that a Christian would have valid advice for a Muslim, because our values are basically the same, and i guess since the pastor has waaaay more experience in the spiritual/human psychology game than Ammar, it would make sense that he be a mentor of sorts. But it would be nice to really see some very high spiritual lessons coming FROM Ammar, rather Islam, on that level.

    The mayor’s comment that Islam is a series of obsessive compulsive behavior is right on with how a lot of non-Muslims may see our practices, BUT, when will the explanation of those practices be given?

    in peace,
    Asiila

  4. This was one of the best episodes yet. The humour is really getting sharper. I also laughed out loud a couple of times! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. waleed

    definitely the best episode of the season

  6. Farah

    I’m so glad Ali turned out to be a good guy in the end. This show is awesome.

  7. Sorry guys im kinda 2 late ๐Ÿ™‚ Episode 7 has been uploaded ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. kate

    Thank you for posting the show here, i appreciate the chance to see it. Well, Amaar is human after all although Ali is truly a changed man. The Rev. saved the day this time and all’s well. Would like to see more of this positive interaction btwn the folks in Mercy – Christians, Muslims and those of other faiths.

  9. James

    I have to say that I like this episode the best of all of them I have seen.

    But..

    I bet Reverend Magee would have a much larger church membership if he would spend less time feeding the pigeons and more time tending to his flock (pun intended).

    Also,

    One needs to be respectful of the times we live in. Shouting Islamic greetings at an airport as Amaar and Ali did at the beginning – not a good idea.

    Also, the National Broadcasting Corporation, in America which is owned by General Electric forced all the producers of its television programs to produce programs for the network to broadcast on the same week related to the pseudo-environmental projects that General Electric had invested money in.

    I wonder if there was something similar going on with the Government controlled Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. It seems that we in the West aren’t immune to having propaganda within our programming, either by big government like in Canada’s case or big business like in the case of the United States.

    Oh, and since we are talking about the environment…

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21790392/

    The ammonia and uric acids in pigeon droppings can rust steel and corrode infrastructure. A pigeon excretes an average 25 pounds of droppings per year. So really what McGee was doing was harming the environment. And Amaar, that looked like a regular trash bin he was tossing cans into. But I am sure he picked them out of the trash later and recycled them. Right?

  10. I didn’t like this episode. I was really hoping that Amaar would grow up at some point and stop bad-mouthing the other guy (which is a sin, of course). That obviously doesn’t make him a better imam.

  11. CMG

    my favourite episode so far. the best part was definitely the ending when Ali turns out to be a good guy. love this show! ๐Ÿ˜€

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