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 story of Ibn Sina tells about the boy who really loves to read. He memorized the Qur’an completely when he was only 10 years old. His interest was in various fields such as arithmetic and philosophy, but what intrigued him the most was medicine. He was so good that he was able to treat the sick King whom the royal physicians deemed untreatable. As a reward he was granted access to the royal library, which he enjoyed very much. The people also adored him very much because he gave free services to many.
What the kids will learn:
The kids will learn that being an expert is not limited to one field only. Likewise Ibn Sina, the children can have the encouragement to discover more than what is normally done by people nowadays that mainly focus on one field of study only. They will also learn that by doing the things which Allah likes such as charity that was done by Ibn Sina for the poor people, will also help in the journey towards excellence.
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.