Essay on Ibn Battuta

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The Biography of Ibn- Battuta

By: Samantharina Contents Front page........................................ Page.1 Contents page...................................Page.2 Introduction.....................................Page.3 Ibn Battuta.......................................Page.4 His First Trip on Hajj........................Page.5 His Travels........................................Page.6 Maps.................................................Page.7 His Journey Home.............................Page.8 Word Search.....................................Page.9

Introduction Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Battuta, also known as Ibn-Battuta, was born in Tangier in
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However, he made two rules for himself: 1. Only to visit the Muslim world. 2. Never to travel any road a second time.
So he began by first exploring the lands of the Middle East. Then he sailed down the Red Sea to Makkah. He crossed the huge Arabian Desert and traveled to Iraq and Iran. In 1330 CE, he set of again, down the Red Sea to Aden and then along the coast of East Africa to Tanzania. Then in 1332 CE, Ibn Battuta decided to go to India. He was welcomed by the Sultan of Delhi- AKA ‘The shadow of God’, and was given the job of a judge from him. He stayed in India for approximately 8 years; then left for China. He survived wars, shipwrecks, and rebellions. Finally, he returned home at Tangier in 1349 CE. Ibn Battuta left for another adventure. In 1352 CE, he went south, crossed the Sahara desert, and visited the African kingdom of Mali. He got back to Morocco in 1354 CE. He had traveled for about 30 years and more then 75,000 miles had been explored, he also managed to meet sixty different Islamic rulers. His First Trip On Hajj
In June 1325, when he was twenty one years old, Ibn Battuta set off from his hometown to perform his first Hajj, this journey took 16 months, and it meant he would not see Morocco again for 24 years.
He journeyed to Makkah by foot across land, and followed the North African coast. His route passed through the city of Tlemcen and all the way through to Tunis, where he stayed for two months. Ibn

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