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Inventors of the Golden Age by Umm Laith


Title: Inventors of the Golden Age (personalized book)

Author: Umm Laith

Illustrator: Muhammad Khaidir Syafei

Publisher: Proud Little Muslims

Age: 4-11


Islamic Content: Faith and Inventors


Concerns: none



In this book we learn about 4 amazing Muslim contributors that helped change the world in their respective fields; Fatima Al-Fihri founder of the first university, Abbas ibn-Firnas who studied flying, al-Zahrawi the surgeon and al-Idrisi traveler.



I absolutely love the approach of this personalized book. Firstly, it allows you to choose a fitting character, add a name and write a personalized not or a message. It begins with words of encouragement directed at the child about the all the importance of inventions and contributors. Follows with the four historical figures mentioned above and each one ending with a special tool that each had that helped them achieve their success. Fatima al-Fihri had her generosity, Abbas ibn Firnas had persistence, al-Zahrawi had kindness and care and, finally al-Idrissi had adventure. The book concludes with what all the inventors had in common which is the Islamic faith. The entire book is brilliantly written in rhyme with perfect flow and captivating illustrations. I love that their Muslim identity is highlighted as an important part of their identities. This book is such a fun and informative read. We had read about Fatima al-Fihri before but the other 3 contributors were new for us. A great addition to your bookshelf, as well as a great option for gifting.



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