Noor’s Journey to the Planets

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“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.


Arts Department

First Advisor

Bahia Shehab

Second Advisor

Ghalia ElSrakbi

Third Advisor

Haytham Nawar

Committee Member 1

Ahmed Ellaithy

Committee Member 2

Ahmad Saqfalhait

Committee Member 3

Ayman Ismail



Institutional Review Board (IRB) Approval

Not necessary for this item


This piece of art work is part of the "Interdisciplinarity and Design Third Graduating Class of Graphic Design Students The American University in Cairo – Spring 2018" catalog. Held at the AUC Sharjah Art Gallery on December 21st, 2018, the "ALT w Shidd" exhibition showcased bachelor projects by the third Graduating class of Graphic Design students. This year’s projects were divided into 5 panels according to their tackled themes. The panels included “Digital Design”, “Fashion Design”, “Publication Design”, “Advertising”, and “Retail and Branding”. A team of internal and external jury members were invited to each panel in order to provide ourstudents with critical feedback and evaluate the final outcome of their projects according to conducted research, applied methodologies, and undertaken creative design process. Jury members from within AUC included Ahmed Ellaithy (TTO -Technology Transfer Office) Ahmad Saqfalhait (GRDN), Ayman Ismail (Venture Lab), Brenda Segone (ARTV), Heba Safeyeldine (ARCH), Marwan Fayed (GRDN), May Hasebou (GRDN), Mahamad Khalil (GRDN), and Sherif Samy (GRDN). As for external jurors; they included Amira Aboulmagd (Al-Shorouk Publishing), Majd Elsherif (Matter Branding), Mohab Anis (Innovety), Nigel Fletcher-Jones (AUC Press), Sahar Zoghby (FP7), Samy Elias(Sahara Printing), Sawsan Mourad (El Beit Magazine), and Suzie Graiess (Association for the Protection of the Environment).


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Publication Date

Fall 12-21-2018

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