Noor’s Journey to the Planets
“Noor’s Journey to the Planets” an illustrated book for children that incorporates Quran verses in the storytelling. Whilst researching Islamic children books it was found that a lot of the Islamic children books narrate stories of the prophets or other prominent stories in the Quran. However, the Quran is much more diverse. The aim of this project is to engage children’s imagination when reading the Quran, through being observant and asking questions. Noor is a curious girl who is always seeking knowledge and up for an adventure. One night she was staring at the moon and was as- “Noor’s Journey to the Planets” front book cover “Noor’s Journey to the Planets” back book cover tonished by its beauty. She could not go back to sleep thinking about “How did it all begin?”. She reaches out for the Quran where she was certain to find answers. And that is when her journey begins. This is a proposal for the first book from a series of “Noor’s Journeys” that unravels questions on existence. “Noor’s Journey to the Planets” deals with the topic of evolution in the narrative of the Quran. The book ends with a question “But, how were humans made?”, in which the next book in the series will tackle.
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Zegallai, Dania, "Noor’s Journey to the Planets" (2018). Capstone and Graduation Projects. 28.
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