The purpose of the series ‘Muslim Scientists’ is to introduce to children about the phenomenal figures in Islamic Golden Age. The scholars who were very much equipped with various knowledge of different fields can be excellent examples for the children to follow.
The book about Ibn Battuta is about the man who was determined to journey the earth even though there was no convenient way of transport during the time. He ventured into a journey to seek the knowledge of the world which ended up as a 30 year journey.
What the kids will learn:
The journey of Ibn Battuta will teach the children the importance of knowledge even though it might take longer than others. When Ibn Battuta went around the world, he was steadfast with his Islamic values and respected the diverse culture of others. He was not arrogant and made everyone that he met as a source of new information. The kids will also learn that the most important thing when doing anything in life is to have the blessings of Allah. This is shown as he performed the hajj four times during his journey!
The most intriguing element of the book is the vibrant spread of colors across the pages. Details added can attract the attention of the children to be identified as each holds significant meaning reflecting the narration of the storyline. Not to be missed, hadiths and Qur’anic verses are included in the book as references for the readers and serves as a lesson to be learned not just by the kids but also the parents.