Correct Answer - Option 1 : Morocco
- Ibn Battuta was a Muslim Berber-Moroccan scholar, jurist, and explorer who widely travelled the Old World, largely in the lands of Dar al-Islam, travelling more than any other explorer in pre-modern history.
Ibn Batuta was a medieval Muslim traveller who wrote one of the world’s most famous travel logs, the Rihlah. This great work describes the people, places, and cultures he encountered in his journeys along some 75,000 miles (120,000 km) across and beyond the Islamic world.
Ibn Batuta was born into a family of qadis, Muslim judges who enjoyed significant civil authority at the time. He was educated toward this end in his hometown of Tangier(a city in Morocco). His travels began when he undertook a pilgrimage (hajj) to Mecca.
Ibn Batuta was trained as a qadi, a Muslim judge who ruled on matters both religious and civil. He worked as a qadi in various places, including Delhi, the Maldives, and possibly Morocco(Africa) toward the end of his life.
Hence, the correct answer is Africa.
THE TRAVELS OF IBN BATTUTA:
- Across North Africa to Cairo: 1325.
- In Cairo: 1326.
- Cairo to Jerusalem, Damascus, Medina, and Mecca: 1326.
- The Hajj - from Medina to Mecca: 1326.
- Iraq and Persia: 1326 - 1327.
- The Red Sea to East Africa and the Arabian Sea: 1328 - 1330.
- Anatolia: 1330 - 1331.
- Lands of the Golden Horde & the Chagatai: 1332 - 1333.
- Delhi, the capital of Muslim India:1334-1341.
- Escape from Delhi to the Maldive Islands to Sri-Lanka:1341-1344.
- Through the strait of Malacca to China:1345-1346.
- Returned back to home:1346-1349.
- Ibn Batuta has never travelled to Japan.
- He only travelled to Spain in Europe. He has never been to France.