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 Yunus tells of the magnificent journey through the study of astronomy. He learned in the Qur’an about the sun and the moon and he always observed the stars and their beauty. He was the first person to predict the occurrence of a solar eclipse. He was then granted an observatory to further his studies in astronomy. His calculations were so accurate that it described the eclipse 250 years after his death.
What the kids will learn:
When the children read this book, they will discover about the subject of astronomy which is not covered in most early education. They will also have a sneak peek on the journey of the Muslim scientist who was responsible on many discoveries in the field. They will feel intrigued to learn more about the items in the sky which seem very far away but actually have been studied since centuries ago.
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.