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. This book tells about Ibn Khaldun who was a scholar and also a politician. Mathematics, logic and philosophy were the subjects that his father taught him since young. He also memorized the whole of Qur’an like most past scholars. As he grew, his passion for history also grew and he wrote the famous ‘Muqaddimah’ which tells about the universal history that is used in various institutions as reference.
What the kids will learn:
The children will learn that it is important to have a bigger understanding of various subjects including subjects that benefit mankind. Ibn Khaldun did not just study and devour into books, but also used his knowledge and applied it to his daily life as a politician and later as supreme judge in Tunisia. Thus, the children will learn that to have a bigger mission aside from themselves in the picture. The role that they have in shaping the future of next generations will give the kids a sense of higher purpose that must be aligned with the objectives as servants of Allah.
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.