Donate Ibn al-Haytham - First ScientistIf you or your organization would like to help promote better understanding of Muslim culture among students in the West, consider donating copies of Ibn al-Haytham: First Scientist to school and public libraries. It's easy. Just contact author Bradley Steffens via email, fax, or phone to discuss bulk pricing and shipping details.
To tell Ibn al-Haytham's story in context, Steffens provides an overview of the rise of Islam and describes the efforts of leaders such as Caliph al-Ma'mun, the founder of the Bait-ul-Hikmat (House of Wisdom), to gather, translate, and preserve the works of diverse cultures. He outlines the contributions Muslim scholars made to literature, mathematics, and science, including the development of the Arabic numerals, algebra, and analytic geometry. He cites several Muslim teachings regarding the pursuit of knowledge and the importance of showing tolerance toward others.
Ibn al-Haytham: First Scientist introduces students not only to a towering scientific genius but also to the vibrant culture that produced him. Donate copies of Ibn al-Haytham: First Scientist to school and public libraries near you.
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