Explain the concept of "Dar al-Islam" based on Ibn Battuta's travels.
The Dar al-Islam means the "abode of Islam," the part of the world where Islam is in the ascendant: that is, where Muslims are in the majority and where Islamic law and customs are observed. Ibn Battuta traveled in the middle of the fourteenth century, a period often regarded as a golden age for the Dar al-Islam. It may be that the ultimate purpose of his travels was to cover and map the Dar al-Islam as it existed in his...
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