The Masjid Kamal Loves

Author: Ashley Franklin

Illustrator: Aaliya Jaleel

Publisher: ‎ Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

ISBN-10: 1534499830

ISBN-13: 978-1534499836

The Masjid Kamal Loves

Friday is Kamal’s favorite day of the week because he gets to go to the masjid for Jumu’ah prayer. The masjid is where he can be with his friends, hear the teachings of the imam, and pray with the community that he loves so dearly. He just can’t help the bounce in his step, the smile on his face, or the joy bubbling up in his chest every time Friday rolls around!

Inspired by the famous nursery rhyme “This Is the House That Jack Built,” each spread in this buoyant picture book builds on the rhythmic list of things Kamal loves about the masjid.