As I mentioned in an earlier chapter, traveling and
visiting various lands brings happiness to the soul.
(Say: 'Behold all that is in the heavens and the
earth.) (Quran 10: 101)
(Have they not traveled through the earth and seen..) (Qur'an
(Say: 'Travel in the land and see...) (Quran 29: 20)
Whoever reads Ibn Batoota's book of travels----
exaggerations notwithstanding --- will be amazed with Allah's creation.
Traveling and reading the open book of creation are means by which the believer
grasps many morals and lessons.
(So travel freely…..) (Quran 9: 2)
(Until, when he reached the setting place of the
sun...) (Quran 18: 86)
('I will not give up [traveling] until i reach the
junction of the two seas or [until] i spend years and years in
traveling.) (Qur'an 18: 60)