Ibn Battuta

Ibn Battuta was a famous Muslim traveler. In this passage from his travels, he recalls his impression of the justice system in Mali.

They [the people of Mali] are seldom unjust, and have a greater disgust of injustice than any other people. Their sultan shows no mercy to anyone guilty of the least act of it. There is complete security in their country. Neither traveler nor inhabitant in it has anything to fear from robbers or men of violence. . . . They are careful to observe the hours of prayer, and work hard at attending them in congregations, and in bringing up their children to them.