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The Masjid Kamal Loves
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About The Book
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.
About The Illustrator
Aaliya Jaleel is a Sri-Lankan American illustrator who loves illustrating bright, bold color palettes and floral themes. Some of her works include the books Under My Hijab, Muslim Girls Rise, and The Masjid Kamal Loves. Aaliya also works as a designer for animation.
Why We Love It
“Kamal’s joy is so contagious in this story! You can’t help but smile along as Kamal moves through the masjid. And though he may unknowingly cause a little bit of a ruckus, it’s clear that he loves his community. This book is a celebration of faith through the eyes of a sweet, mischievous child.”
—Deeba Z., Editor, on The Masjid Kamal Loves
- Publisher: Salaam Reads/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2023)
- Length: 32 pages
- ISBN13: 9781534499836
- Grades: P - 3
- Ages: 4 - 8
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