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Ibn Khaldun
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Statue at the Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul
Died 17 March 1406 (1406-03-18) (aged 73)
Cairo, Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt
Region Tunisia
Religion Islam
Denomination Sunni
Jurisprudence Maliki
Creed Ash'ari
Main interest(s) Historiography
Sociology
Economics
Demography
Political science
Notable idea(s) Cyclical theory of Empires, Asabiyyah, Economic Growth Theory, Supply and Demand Theory


Abdul Rahman Ibn Khaldun was an influential North African Muslim thinker of the 14th century. Born in Tunis in 1332, Khaldun served the government of the day in many ways. He lived in Marrakesh in Morocco for a time. Then he moved to Cairo and died there as a judge in 1406.

Two of the books Khaldun wrote are Muqaddimah (Proglemena) and Autobiography.

Khaldun is the founder of sociology. Ibn Khaldun was one of the greatest writers of Islam in the Middle Ages.

Ibn Khaldun is the most important figure in the field of History and Sociology in Muslim History. He is one of those shining stars that contributed so richly to the understanding of Civilization. In order for one to understand and appreciate his work, one must understand his life. He lived a life in search of stability and influence. He came from a family of scholars and politicians and he intended to live up to both expectations. He would succeed in the field of Scholarship much more so than in any other field.

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