Ibn Khaldun, Al-Muqaddimah

Ibn Khaldun’s Al-Muqadimah, prolegomena to the study of history is a “narrative of human aggregation”.  Ibn Khaldun is regarded as the founder of sociology and Al-Muqaddima is considered as one of the most important monographs in general sociology. The question is: what makes the work of Ibn Khaldun unique and relevant in the study of both politics and society in today’s world? My study focuses more specifically on the concept of asabiyya and its relationship with religion, which is one of the core thoughts of Ibn Khaldun regarding the rise and fall of civilization, the basis form of human political and social organization, and the source for economic development as well as political stability.