Ibn Battuta was a young Muslim scholar


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 Ibn Battuta was a young Muslim scholar



Ibn Battuta's Travels

  • Ibn Battuta's Travels



Battuta's overall outlook on India and the Delhi Sultanate was good. He commented appreciatively on the water systems in Delhi and praised the Sultan's piety and generosity, but he criticized the King's cruelty.

  • Battuta's overall outlook on India and the Delhi Sultanate was good. He commented appreciatively on the water systems in Delhi and praised the Sultan's piety and generosity, but he criticized the King's cruelty.



There mixed views on Mali according to Ibn Battuta. He admired the people on how well their government was set up.

  • There mixed views on Mali according to Ibn Battuta. He admired the people on how well their government was set up.

  • However, he didn't take too kindly to the un-Muslim like behavior that went on in Mali. He was disappointed at the way the women dressed. He thought that they should veil their faces and wear full body clothing.



Ibn Battuta was appualed that the women did not properly clothe themselves and that they did not veil their faces.

  • Ibn Battuta was appualed that the women did not properly clothe themselves and that they did not veil their faces.

  • He was also astonished by the cruelty of the of the king and the unnecessary murders.



Battuta described junks as being boats as big as palaces that had 12 sails made of bamboo and big enough to carry a crew of 1,000 men. Of those men, 400 were soldiers. Their captains were anxious to leave before the sky broke open.

  • Battuta described junks as being boats as big as palaces that had 12 sails made of bamboo and big enough to carry a crew of 1,000 men. Of those men, 400 were soldiers. Their captains were anxious to leave before the sky broke open.



He described the Swahili Coast as one of the most well-constructed towns in the world. He was impressed by its beauty. He noticed that the people who lived there were jet black in color.

  • He described the Swahili Coast as one of the most well-constructed towns in the world. He was impressed by its beauty. He noticed that the people who lived there were jet black in color.



Ibn Battuta enjoyed his time in Aden. He said that it was a very wealthy city that was rich and abundant with people.

  • Ibn Battuta enjoyed his time in Aden. He said that it was a very wealthy city that was rich and abundant with people.



He said that he was appalled at the freedom and how they were just bare chested and next to men with no shame in public.

  • He said that he was appalled at the freedom and how they were just bare chested and next to men with no shame in public.




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