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Ibn Al-Haytham: The Father of Modern Optics
After failing in his attempt to regulate the flow of the Nile, Ibn Al-Haytham feared that al-Hakim would punish him. To avoid punishment, he pretended to be insane until al-Hakim's death. He also traveled to Spain and during this period, he had ample time for his scientific pursuits, which included optics, mathematics, physics, medicine and development of scientific methods -- on each of which he has left several outstanding books. This article titled, Ibn Al-Haytham: The Father of Modern Optics, gives us a glimpse of the great contribution made by Muslim scientists throughout history.