The Cosmos That Allah Has Designed
Recommended Age Group: 6 - 9 years
In the Quran, Allah asks us to think about the creation of the heavens and the earth. The Cosmos That Allah Has Designed is a picture book for young believers that takes us on a journey through the Cosmos. It is a starting point for triggering curiosity amongst children, initiating them to the thought-process of a Muslim, as well as sparking a conversation about Allah and His Magnificence.
This book is for the one who uses their mind
And thinks of the cosmos that Allah has designed
This is not a science book. This is an invitation to think deeply...
In simple rhyming verses we go on a journey through the Cosmos. Take a look at the Earth and how it spins, bringing about day and night. The moon illuminates the sky and brings about the ocean tides. Observe seasons as earth makes it way around the sun. Planets float around the sun and meticulously keep their schedule. A look at the Milky Way tells us of our place in the larger scheme of things. The black holes continue to perplex the scientists.
Did Allah create the universe or did the universe create itself? Could all of this have come about just randomly? Observing the Cosmos is a fascinating, humbling and unifying experience. The journey through the Cosmos fills us with awe and leaves us in wonder of Allah’s amazing artistry and intelligent design.
Written by Zenubia Arsalan, published in UAE by Little Mutaqeen with the approval of National Media Council
Book Review by Semama Raza (Goodreads Reader)
"The Cosmos That Allah Has Designed is a Muslim children’s book that had a burst of cozy colors in it that floated up into my mind and soothed it. It’s something that would help children learn about the cosmos; as well as get tactfully informed that indeed, Allah is the Creator of everything. The perfect bedtime story for children."
Title: The Cosmos That Allah Has Designed
Author: Zenubia Arsalan
Illustrator: Ada Konewki
Publisher: Little Mutaqeen - UAE
Recommended Age Group: 6 - 9 years
Size: 15.6 cm x 22.7 cm
Edition Number: 1st
Year Of Publication: 2019
Zenubia Arsalan is the author of children’s books. Her first book Before Birth, Beyond Life was published in 2019. She writes about faith, values, science and spirituality and finds her inspiration in science, scripture, and nature. She grew up reading and writing stories and rhymes when she really should have been doing homework. She started her career as an Editorial Assistant in 2005 and is an avid reader. She is from Pakistan and currently lives with her husband and children Sugarplum, Honeybunch, and Yumpkin in Dubai, UAE.
It's a very good book for introducing an Islamic understanding of the cosmology.
*This book is a nice way to introduce Young minds to the world around them.
*The illustrations are beautiful! Very richly done. Masha Allah.
*The paper quality is amazing! It's a book you love holding and running your hand across the gold embossed letters on the title page. #bibliophilealert
* It's written in Rhyme. And takes its essence from the verses of the Quran that call on man to reflect on the creation of the Universe. The book has a disclaimer in the end that it's not meant as a science book. You'll love it if you take it as such: an invitation to think:)
*I'm a little on the fence about which age group to recommend this for. It's not for toddlers. I think I got a little over-enthusiastic there. Lol. But that's not to say that slightly older kids won't enjoy it. They should. Insha ALLah.
The Cosmos That Allah Has Designed is a great help for parents who have to answer the never ending questions of their children. This book has explained seasons, planets, day and night in a summarized way and that too with rhyming words which make it more fun to read. The beautiful pictures keep the interest from starting to the end.