Worldhistory1 Essay

1162 Words May 28th, 2015 5 Pages
Nina Lukach

Professor Mark Brandon

World History I

May 3, 2015

Final Essay

Ibn Battuta is considered to be one of the greatest travelers of all time. He was born in Morocco and come from Berber descent. Ibn Battuta visited a majority of the Islam world, as well as the developing civilizations surrounding the Islamic cities (Dunn, Ross, The Adventures of Ibn Battuta,1986, 159). He learned a lot about the Islamic religion and those who follow it during his travels. The Islamic culture is an attractive civilization with global appeal because Muslims uphold traditions from the beginning of time, tolerate diversity, and are respectful, generous, and obedient. Islamic people understand and emphasize the importance of practicing and
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Sultan Aamir Ibn Dhuwaib took Battuta along with him and was a wonderful host to him for a number of days (Translated by Samuel Lee, The Travels of Ibn Battuta, 2009, 52). When Battuta arrived in the city of Tiazz, he was welcomed by the king who treated him politely and even invited him to a feast (Translated by Samuel Lee, The Travels of Ibn Battuta, 2009, 52). Battuta learned about a fascinating custom that the residents of Makdashu follow. Each young man must assign himself to a merchant that arrives on a ship. Nobles and theologians are welcome to stay in the Kazi’s home throughout the duration of their visit (Translated by Samuel Lee, The Travels of Ibn Battuta, 2009, 52). When Ibn Battuta met Sheikh in Janja Bal, he realized what a generous and kind man he was. Sheikh offered Ibn Battuta a place to stay in addition to providing him with clothes and food. Sheikh did this for everyone that visited him in his cell (Translated by Samuel Lee, The Travels of Ibn Battuta, 2009, 52). In Delhi, when Battuta was judge, the emperor requested that nobles should take poor people under their wing until the famine ends (Translated by Samuel Lee, The Travels of Ibn Battuta, 2009, 161). This is a prime example that illustrates how generous the Islamic people were. In addition to being respectful and generous, Islamic people are also obedient. They believe that laws should be followed and people who break laws should pay the consequences. When visiting the city of Malabar, Ibn

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