World is full of the people who like to visit some new places. Out of them, very few are considered to be the best explorer. There are very few who visit some places and discover something new. He travelled almost 75,000 miles which is almost equivalent to 44 modern countries. At the end of his life, Sultan of Morocco insisted him to write about DISCOVRIES OF IBN BATTUTA. He travelled many countries in his life. He saw diverse cultures of the world. He was a Muslim traveler and considered as a symbol of peace, harmony and love. Travel by sea was too dangerous, so Battuta decided to use donkeys and camels for his travelling. The only goal of his life was to visit as many lands as possible. Ibn Battuta said about his voyages that: “Travelling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. Ibn Battuta discovered different cultures of the world.
Courts Of Kings:
DISCOVERIES OF IBN BATTUTA mainly comprised of courts of some famous kings of the world. The most inspirational was Muhammad Bin Tughlaq famous Delhi Sultanate. In order to reach India, he first visited Anatolia, which was then fragmented into pockets of smaller power center in the years prior to the rise of Ottoman Turks. He was welcomed in Constantinople by the ruling king Andronikos III Palaiologos. He was also encouraged by Sultan Oz Beg Khan. He used Hindu Kush Mountains to reach India where he met Sultan Tughlaq. He became a good friend of Sultan, he appointed him as an ambassador to the Sultan in China. He also appointed him as a judge and expert of Islamic Law. He worked for six years in India. His last journey was towards Sudan and Spain. He considered Sudan the most powerful and informative country of Africa in that times. He was much fascinated with the kingdom of Spain.
When it comes to DISCOVERIES OF IBN BATTUTA, research of some advanced cities are important. Ibn Battuta discovered some very advanced countries of that era. The most advanced one was Mogadishu of Somalia. He visited Mombasa and Kilwa, which was being ruled by “Kilwa Sultanate.” He was amazed of the developments in Kilwa. Ibn Battuta visited the historic and iconic city of Constantinople.Constantinople was a capital of the once mighty and proud Byzantine Empire and a western terminus of the Silk Road. He stayed there for five weeks. He wrote about Constantinople that “They allow no person to enter it until he prostrates himself to the huge cross, set in a golden frame. Inside is another church exclusively for women, containing more than a thousand virgins consecrated to religious devotions.” He also visited few cities of China and he was inspired with the artistic behaviors and habits of them. He took up employment as a judge in Morocco.
DISCOVERIES OF IBN BATTUTA were full of information and the historic reviews of some great kingdoms. He got married to the royal family in Maldives, when he was working there as a judge. He sacrificed his whole life in travelling. He proved himself a living example of a Passion.