Ibn al-Haytham had a passionate desire to understand nature. He questioned everything, especially those things that everyone else took for granted. “How do we see?” he asked. In the second part of this series, catch a glimpse into science in the golden age of Islam. Find out what al-Haytham discovered about light and sight, and how he went about doing it.

For the Muslim world to catch up to Western civilisation, we need to reintroduce the tolerance and curiosity so powerfully wielded by our forefathers in the Golden Age of Islam.