Ibn Battuta 's Travels And Their Impact On History Essays

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Ibn Battuta’s travels and their impact on history In 1325, after the Crusades, a young Moroccan Muslim called Ibn Battuta, set out on the necessary pilgrimage to Makka. It was to become an odyssey from one unknown world to another. Shams Al-Din Abou Abdallah Muhammed Ibn Abdallah Ibn Muhammed Ibn Ibrahim Ibn Yusuf Al-Alawati Al-Tanji Ibn Battuta Ibn Hamid Al-Ghazi (Ibn Battuta) was born in Tangier in the north of Morocco in 1304, during the ruling time of the Marini dynasty, to a family of legal scholars who follow a long family tradition of serving as judges (Dunn 1). His father was a judge and he wanted him to be his successor. That’s why he made Ibn Battuta learn the Quran, Islamic studies and poetry. Ibn Battuta studied law as well; he received a very good education and become a model Islamic gentleman of the fourteen century. But he did not finish his studies because he loved to travel and explore. He left his country for Hajj when he was twenty-one and did not return until he became fifty. This trip was a turning point in his life, since he was able to roam across the Muslim world in twenty-nine years. In this research paper, I will speak about pilgrimage being not only an important component in the Islamic culture but also as an inspiring motive to this medieval traveler. Also, I will speak about Ibn Battuta’s travels over history as being one of the greatest journeys of an old time. At the very center of…

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