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 Majid tells of an ordinary boy belonging to a family of excellent sailors. His father encouraged him to memorize the whole of Qur’an and to understand the theories about sailing. He obliged to the advice and gained experience of being out in the sea at a tender age. He was a master of navigating through the wide sea. He was famous for the Navigation Encyclopedia which he wrote that can be found at French National Library in Paris. He was also the man responsible for the invention of compass.
What the kids will learn:
Through deep interest and hands-on learning experiences, the children will learn about something easier and can even explore beyond normal boundaries of learning like Ibn Majid. They will also notice from the book that any success that a human achieves is only possible if Allah allows for it to happen. Thus, they will practice to put their trust in Allah and to exert their efforts toward the right way.
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.