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Ibn Khaldun’s Journey...

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Ibn Khaldun’s Legacy/Impact...

Ibn Khaldun was considered an iconic figure for people in the Middle East, but what seemed quite fascinating was that his legacy emanated throughout the West. This was the result of the biographies that were published in around the 1690s. The westrens were impressed with the idea of the philosophy of history and hence he became even more famous due to his intellect. It is believed that the main contributor that gave his name the fame in the western world is the fact that his philosophical books were translated. A British historian much like Ibn Khaldoun commented on his writing stating it was “undoubtedly the greatest work of its kind that has ever yet been created by any mind in any time or place,” and that of course led to other people trusting the views of this historian and giving Khaldoun even more attention. Ibn Khaldoun until this day is viewed to be one of the most influential figures because of his lifestyle, his traveling, and insightful theories. The title of “father of sociology” still remains his because of his thoughts and observations of the social etiquettes in the tribes and he was logical with his theories. His cultural knowledge that he bestowed upon his people and the whole world through his writings, it also explains the concept of asabiyya and enriches the understanding of the people. What Ibn Khaldoun initially aimed at was finding answers to certain questions that revolved around the idea of the historical change and the methods of philosophy together. Knowing that he was able to accomplish this much when it was not what he started doing at the beginning, is a motivation to other Muslims to attempt and reach what he did and expand further. There isn’t a specific...