Ibn Batuta & His Travels

D ’ Souza & Priyanka Keswani By - Michelle

Somalia & Swahili Cost Central Asia and India Southeast Asia and China Black Death The Rihla Conclusion References .Content            Introduction The Travel Begins Iraq & Persia Arabian Peninsula.

Ibn Batuta .

So I braced my resolution to quit all my dear ones.The travel begings  "My departure from Tangier . took place . His next destination in modern-day Iraq and Iran. nor caravan whose party I might join. and forsook my home as birds forsake their nests. with the object of making the Pilgrimage to the Holy House [at Makkah] and of visiting the tomb of the Prophet [in Medina]. female and male. burial place of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.  . 8] His journey to Mecca was by land. but swayed by an overmastering impulse within me and a desire longcherished in my bosom to visit these illustrious sanctuaries. and followed the North African coast crossing the sultanates of Abd Al Wadid and Hafsid. There he completed the usual rituals of a Muslim pilgrim. he journeyed on to Mecca. He usually chose to join a caravan to reduce the risk of being attacked by wandering Arab bedouin. faced his return home but instead decided to continue journeying. p. he joined up with a caravan travelling the 1. My parents being yet in the bonds of life..500 km (930 mi) from Damascus to Medina.." [Gibb. it weighed sorely upon me to part from them. and having graduated to the status of al-Hajji. God's richest blessing and peace be on him. I set out alone having neither fellow-traveler in whose companionship I might find cheer. After 4 days in the town. my birthplace . After spending the Muslim month of Ramadan in Damascus. and both they and I were afflicted with sorrow at this separation.

Iraq & Persia .

Arabian Peninsula. Somalia & Swahili Coast .




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The Rihla         Medival book which recounts the journey of Ibn Battuta and his travels In 1354. Battuta returned home and gave a detailed account of his journeys to Ibn Juzayy who was a scholar he had previously met It was the only source of his adventures No indication that Ibn Battuta made any notes during his travelling years Relied purely on memory and manuscripts from previous travellers Westerners do not believe he travelled to all the places he described as he relied heavily on evidence from previous travellers Often experienced culture shock wherever he went as some places did not fit his orthodox Muslim background Was appointed judge in Morocco and died .

Conclusion Ibn Battuta .The Forgotten Traveller .

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