Ibn e Batoota was a Muslim scholar from Morocco and is famous for the travel diaries and expeditions he has done. The total journey carried out by him was of almost 30 years in which he traveled a large portion of the earth. The family to which he belonged to had a tradition of giving services of the judge. He also studied Islamic law, but then, he moved from that career path. The choice he made was to travel instead. It is the passion that inspires most of the people and makes him the best traveler of all centuries.
Places visited by greatest traveler in pre-modern times
Ibn e Batoota traveled in the 8th century and is among the early travelers of the world who set the foundation of traveling. The first journey he set out to was to the holy place of Mecca which lasted for 16 months. After that, he did not go back to his house for 24 years. The areas covered by him in this period include the whole Islamic world, and then he moved towards North Africa. Eastern Europe, West Africa, southern Europe, Indian subcontinent and the Middle East were also included in his journey. After traveling to all these areas, he went back to his homeland Morocco and delivered his knowledge to Ibn e Juzayy.
Work was done by Ibn Battuta
The only account of his adventure is in the form of the only journal he dictated to Ibn Juzayy. That is famous by the name of The Travels in the Arabic Language. The total journey of twenty-nine years does not have any other proof. Most of the scholars do not agree that he visited all these places. There are still many doubts in the minds of people that he traveled really few areas as compared to the ones described in the journal made by Ibn Jazayy.
Legacy of Ibn Battuta route
Ibn e Batoota was the person who had passion and desire to travel and nothing else. It was his main motto, and it was achieved in his life. However, there are many places, and other work performed now to remember the work done by him. There is a mall in Dubai by the name of Ibn e Batoota to honor him. Even the documentary by the name of “Travels with Tangerine” was made in 2007 to show the journey covered by him. Multiple Muslim travelers, as well as travel writers, get inspiration from his journey.
All these things show that Ibn e Batoota was a passionate traveler and the think he wanted to do in his life was achieved. There are very few people who are so much dedicated and have the enthusiasm to create the history. In the mid of 13th century, he became the judge in Morocco, and after the service of 13 years, he died. Even after his death, the account of his journey can be found in many areas.