How does Ibn Battuta compare and contrast to any person today?

On Febuary 25, 1304, a boy named Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Abdullal Lawati Tanji Ibn Battuta, later shortened to...Ibn Battuta was born into a family of legal scholars in Tangier, Morocco. Ibn grew up learning the Muslim religion intently, which helped him become wise, like his father. When Ibn Battuta became older, he went out to attend the pilgrimage to Mecca, which later became known as Battuta's hajj. They named this journey after Battuta, because he departed at age twenty-one and didnt return home until age fourty-five! During those mysterious 24 years, he traveled from his home city of Tangiers, North Africa, Egypt and the Swahili coast, reached Mecca on the Arabian Peninsula, passing through Palestine, crossed the Himalayeas to India, then Sri Lanak and ater served in the Maldive Islands and traveled to the eastern coast of China before turning around and traveling to Morocco.  But not before he crossed the Sahara Desert a few times...

 

Battuta was a true "Renaissance man."  A trained qad, or judge, Battuta was also proficianet in geography, botany and of course, Islamic theology.  His writing is why his legacy lives-on, today.

 

Bill Gates is a superb, modern-day comparison to Ibn Battuta. For example, they both left home for a very long time to accomplish their goals, they both did what others wouldnt, such as be a pioneering new territories. Also, if Ibn Battuta had lived in our present day, he be very likely a successfull entrepreneur.  If it werent for Battuta, we would not know as much about the Islamic culture or people and their ways of life at all. Finally, they also both made/make extremly large sums of money. Especialy Bill...

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