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Al-Ghazālī’s Travels

I used the World Gazetteer. The geo coordinates differ than the ones quoted in Wikipedia which is of some concern.

Cities Ghazali visited:

  1. Birth TUS (near Mashhad= 36.27ºN – 59.57ºE)
  2. Jurjan (the first trip for learning)  (36.83°N – 54.48°E). Elsewhere I claimed this might not be possible
  3. Nishapur (36.22°N – 58.82°E)
  4. Camp of Nizam al-mulk:
  5. Baghdad (33.33°N – 44.44°E)
  6. Damascus ( 33.50°N – 36.32°E)
  7. Jerusalem (31.78°N – 35.22°E)
  8. Alexandria (31.22°N – 29.95°E) – We are not sure he ever made it this far.
  9. Mecca  (21.43° N – 39.82°E
  10. Medina (24.48°N – 39.59°E)
  11. Damascus ( 33.50°N – 36.32°E)
  12. Jerusalem (31.78°N – 35.22°E)
  13. Hebron (31.54°N – 35.09°E)
  14. Baghdad  (33.33°N – 44.44°E)
  15. TUS (36.27ºN – 59.57ºE)
  16. Nishapur (36.22°N – 58.82°E)
  17. Final Return: TUS (36.27ºN – 59.57ºE)

Source: Stefan Helders (http://www.world-gazetteer.com/)