of the Rehla had said, ‘ThiB 1 I.e. journey or travelling ; also -written as Rihla. 2 Leo In one of the mosques in Turkistan, Ibn Battuta witnessed a large whip. ابن فتح الله البيلوني) the other by Ibn Fathallah el Beylouny,(ابن جزي الكلبي) Djezy el Kelby. SOI printed by mistake ali i v LJI); the latter I possess.” He tells. A CRITICAL STUDY OF A TRAVELOGUE: RIHLA OF IBN E BATTUTA AND INDIA Ibn e Battuta, a youth of 21, competent and learned expert in law and.

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The sultan asked Ibn Battuta: Syndicate of the Cambridge University,8, http: And all these aspects help us today battuha understand life in all these diverse places in those times. All the Vezeirs, Amirs, mansabdars, scholars and saints, embassadors and visitors, slaves and soldiers were to stand before the Sultan, at appointed places in a specific formation.

So, Ibn e Battuta was hosted at the courts of Turkish princes and honored as a religious and legal scholar. MoroccoInternational Journal of Pathology; ; 10 2: Cairo and Damascus became world-class cities due to their trade with India and China through Yemen. He traversed Persia, Iraq and then returned to Makkah in During his journey from Alexandria to the Maghreb, and on two occasions, he narrowly escaped capture by European pirates yet still his love for travel was never exhausted [14].

By using this iibn, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A lot of interesting material has been excised. Also massive were Chinese ships.

The Moroccan traveler Ibn Battuta is known as the greatest traveller of premodern rih,a. The exterior of the burial monument of Ibn Battuta in Tangier, built on his family’s land, part of a garden.

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In fact they have brought this to such perfection that if a stranger commits any offence that obliges him to flee from China, they send his portrait far and wide. Ibn Battuta felt shame at the offer, and answered the sultan that his only desire was to see the famed trace of the foot of Adam supposed to be on the island [35].


How did Islam provide a comfortable environment for Ibn Battuta to travel in? It would appear that that reviewer is merely revealing more of his own limitations than those of the Rev.

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Very good basic travelog. The saint interpreted this to mean that Ibn Battuta would batuta to India and stay there for a long time, echoing what Burhan al-Din had said. This region was in a state of political and cultural transition. He then set off for Delhi, passing through Multan and Uch. Retrieved from ” https: Religious sites impress Ibn Battuta greatly, especially the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, and the mosques of Aleppo and Damascus [20].

Marco Polo, on the other had, focused on reporting accurate information about what he had observed.

Ibn Battuta’s Rihla

After travelling miles he once again reached Makkah in The Silk Road to China was reopened. University of Chicago Press, He met at least 60 rulers battutaa a much greater number of viziers, governors, and other dignitaries; he mentioned more than 2, persons who were known to him personally or whose tombs he visited. They were properly taxed; the Lahri port at the Indus received 60 lacs dinars.

The Arab equivalent of Marco Polo, Sheikh Ibn Battuta set out as a young man on a pilgrimage to Mecca that ended 27 years and 75, miles later.

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To log in and use all the features of Khan Academy, please enable JavaScript in your browser. When the ships put in, the crew marry; when they intend to leave they divorce their wives. Then crossing southern Arabia, he went back into Eastern Africa, just to cross back into southern Arabia, and back again in Mecca; then Egypt, Syria, and then crossing Asia Minore, to reach Crimea. This port city on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean lies 45 miles west of the Mediterranean Sea, close to the western side of the Strait of Gibraltar — battuuta Africa and Europe nearly collide.


Rasoi; made of rice, lamb, grated coconut and onion was a favourite dish in Bxttuta India.

However, some of the places are arcane and there is no attempt to decipher them. Damascus had the largest batuta of famous theologians and jurists in the Arab-speaking world. See all free Kindle reading apps. Viewing monsoon wind suitability he caught dhow again and reached Makkah through rugged lands of Oman. Interesting, but often boring. This holy man saw that Ibn Battuta had a passion for travel.

Ibn Battuta possessed an extraordinary memory, but he also misremembered some facts and dates. This is made clear from the back cover of the Dover publication of Rev. He journeyed in wooden wagons, covered with a type of tent called yurt used to travel in steppe. He praised the beauty and finesse of the people, food and place there. He remained for batuta year in Makkah and performed his third Hajj.

The Travels is a medieval book which recounts the journey of the 14th-century Moroccan scholar and traveler Ibn Battuta. Finally, the Dover edition is aesthetically pleasing and printed on high quality paper. My parents being yet in the bonds of life, it weighed sorely baattuta me to part from them, and both they and I were afflicted with sorrow at this separation. Wheat, Lentils, Rice were important.