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A Unique Leadership Opportunity Awaits You

A Unique Leadership Opportunity Awaits You

Do you desire to travel? Are you interested to learn a new language, meet new people, strengthen your leadership skills, and implement new ideas within our cultural arts community? Organized by the Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta, “The International Festival of IBN Battuta 2nd edition is calling on for volunteers. Our team of volunteers is incredibly diverse,… more

10 Good Reasons Why Traveling Makes You a Happy Person

10 Good Reasons Why Traveling Makes You Happy

  Traveling for many has become an addiction, a happy pill so to speak, simply because it makes people happier. May it be as simple as weekend family camping, monthly staycation, out of town trips or around the world tour, traveling provides so many health and mental benefits.   Here are some good reasons why traveling makes… more

Ibn Battuta Arrives in China

Ibn Battuta Arrives in China

Having sailed for forty days, Ibn Battuta finally reached the busy port of Quanzhou on the shore of Fujian Province. He was amazed at what he sees and learned that silk is being used as clothing even by less fortunate people like beggars and monks. He also admired the finest pots made of porcelain and the bigger… more

Ibn Battuta Travels: Going eastward to Malaysia and Sumatra

Ibn Battuta Travels: Going eastward to Malaysia and Sumatra

Following a chain of unfortunate events in Maldives and India, losing everything he has from pirate thieves and shipwrecks, Ibn Battuta settled to go back to China alone. Traveling Muslims like Ibn Battuta knows that Muslim hospitality is present in major sea ports. In fact, the Prophet Muhammad encouraged to travel and learn in China and therefore… more

Call for Papers: Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace

Call for Papers: Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace

International Conference “Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace” November 9-12, 2017 City of Tangier, Morocco     CALL FOR PAPERS   The Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta is glad to announce that the Call for Papers of the International Conference “Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace” is open. The conference will be held in Tangier, Morocco from November 9th… more

Ibn Battuta’s Journey to Maldives

Ibn Battuta’s Journey to Maldives

The small islands of Maldives are situated in the Indian Ocean, southwestern portion of Sri Lanka and India. The country is an archipelagic nation consist of 26 islets and rise just a few feet above the sea’s surface and extends to 475 miles of beautiful white sand. During the medieval era, the country plays a vital role… more

Ibn Battuta Escapes Tragedy

Escaping a Tragedy

Harnessing the winds to sail the ships, the group moved south and landed in the port of Calicut where they were greeted with loud sounds of drums, horns, trumpets and cheering people. Also docked in the same harbor were 13 junks from China that are much larger than the dhows with 5 decks or more which very… more

Ibn Battuta’s Delhi Escape

Ibn Battuta’s Delhi Escape

Recognizing the Sultan of India, Muhammad Tughluq’s temperamental and dictatorial behavior, Ibn Battuta feared for his life as a judge. The Sultan, however, had a mission in mind, one that the traveler found appealing. The ruler planned to appoint him as an ambassador to Mongol court of China.Ibn Battuta would go together with fifteen Chinese messengers in… more