“ Traveling at first leaves you speechless, then it turns you into a storyteller.”
Ibn Baṭṭūṭah, a Moroccan scholar was born in Tangier on 24/2/1304. He was a medieval muslim traveler, travelling for over 30 years and covering over 120,000km through China, Sumatra, Africa and the middle east. His aim was to visit as many muslim countries as he could. Baṭṭūṭah was the author of Rihla, a book on travels. His quote on traveling above still holds meaning for us today. When we travel, we will return, and we will tell the stories of our adventures.
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