On this day, February 24, 1304 AD, falls on the birth anniversary of Ibn Battuta, who was considered one of the most famous Muslim travelers.

His real name is Muhammad bin Abdullah bin Muhammad al-Lawati al-Tanji. He was born in Tangiers, Morocco, and went to study Sharia sciences.

Ibn Battuta is considered one of the most famous historical figures who have distinguished travel and traveled for nearly 30 years. He also worked as a historian, a judge, and a jurist.

Ibn Battuta was called “the prince of the Muslim travelers” and “the sheik of the travelers”, because of his passion and love for exploration, exploration, and travel, and his fear of riding difficulties in order to obtain news

Among the most prominent reasons that prompted him to travel was his desire to perform the Hajj, in addition to his eagerness to acquire new knowledge.

His first exploratory adventures began when he was at the age of 21 when he went at that time to Mecca to perform the Hajj, and the donkey was the first means he used to move, then he passed through many countries including the Islamic world and a number of non-Islamic lands.

Ibn Battuta toured various parts of the world, starting from North and West Africa, to southern and eastern Europe, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and eastern China, and through these trips, he made all the information and news related to the countries he traveled to.

Ibn Battuta’s travels gained historical and geographical value, as he met and met with no less than 60 rulers, many ministers, and important personalities, and the book he wrote, known as (Ibn Battuta’s Journey), is considered an important document, in which he recorded all his travels.

© The Eastern Herald