Zain's Super Friday

By Hena Khan
Illustrated by Nez Riaz

Hardcover: $19.95


Join Zain and his dad on a special visit to their local mosque to attend jumu'ah prayers in this heartwarming picture book from the author of Under My Hijab.

Early Friday morning, Zain leaps out of bed ready to save the world from alien invaders! But his dad has other plans for Zain on this special day of the week. Dad takes Zain to the mosque and guides him through his first jumu'ah prayers. But Zain's quest for a superhero adventure leads to supersize distractions. Can Zain rein in his powerful impulses and appreciate this special experience with his dad and community?

With spirited text by award-winning author Hena Khan and dynamic illustrations by artist Nez Riaz, Zain's Super Friday is a celebration of Muslim traditions, imagination, and the joy of community.

About the Creators

Thumb_hena_khan_headshot_uploaded_3-21-23 Hena Khan - Author

HENA KHAN is the author of multiple children's books, many of which focus on contemporary Muslim life, including Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns; Under My Hijab; and Amina's Voice, which was named to multiple best-of-the-year lists. Born and raised in Maryland, she now lives near Washington, DC, with her family. Please visit her online at and follow her at @henakhanbooks.

Thumb_nez_riaz_headshot_uploaded_3-21-23_copy Nez Riaz

Nez Riaz is a Pakistani/Palestinian artist based in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the illustrator of the picture book memoir My Name Is Bana by Bana Alabed and enjoys storytelling, pineapple pizza, and monkeys. You can visit her online at