Trump, Ibn Battuta, and The Future of Muslim Travel
Traveling while Muslim can be complicated. Let’s face it — in the current climate, Muslims are subjected to a barrage of stereotypes and sometimes even harassment. When we travel we represent our religion and way of life (and all its baggage). Travelers of all kinds want to feel welcome and connected with the community — and Muslims are no different.
Besides the threat of Islamophobia, we Muslims have particular things to consider when we travel, like:
- Where to offer Prayer,
- Where to find Halal food,
- Finding religiously acceptable events/activities, and finally
- Locating Muslim friendly lodging.
I highly believe that for every issue we face there is a solution. Over the past few months I have been working diligently on a project with two close companions of mine to solve this problem. This project is something that we hope will alleviate the undue discrimination Muslims have faced when traveling, and also allow Muslims to travel and explore freely like the legendary Ibn Battuta, whose curiosity led him to travel during a time when few had the means or the courage.
Introducing the Muslim homestay experience of the future: Muzbnb
Muzbnb is a faith-based peer-to-peer online marketplace & homestay network which seeks to encourage travel, adventure, and the building of a global community where Muslims feel comfortable and accepted while traveling. Muzbnb allows Muslims the ability to host and book halal accommodations for leisure or business travel anywhere in the world.
#DidYouKnow: The United States is the biggest beneficiary of global Muslim tourism?
What Makes Muzbnb Unique?
Aside from the typical amenities you may find in one of our homes such as wifi, stocked kitchens, complimentary breakfast, and personalized city tours — we also have search filters that highlight homes that are;
- Close to Mosques or halal eateries,
- Stocked with Qurans or Islamic literature,
- Equipped with dedicated prayer spaces,
- Alcohol-free + Drug-free,
- Safe for women traveling alone,
- Child-friendly, and much more!
Guests can also expect to experience a non-Islamophobic stay — feeling completely welcome from check-in to check-out!
Travelers can book single rooms, entire apartments, houses, resorts, villas, and more. Hosts can also be at ease knowing they are renting to verified travelers, who value the sanctity of their home just as much as they value the needs of their guests.