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Ibn Khaldun

5 Islamic Philosophers Every Muslim Must Read

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 03.23.2015 | Religion
Muqtedar Khan

Islamic intellectual culture suffers from a philosophy deficit. While there are a few philosophical thinkers in the Muslim World today none of them enjoys the rock star status that many pedestrian preachers and YouTube stalwarts enjoy. What this tells us is that people are beginning to value knowledge but are unable to distinguish between preaching and thinking.

Overcoming Historical Amnesia: Muslim Contributions to Civilization

Craig Considine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Craig Considine

People who forget or ignore major events in world history can be said to suffer from "historical amnesia." Though this mindset cannot be cured in one short blog post, I hope to dispel some of the stereotypes and misperceptions by highlighting the contributions that Muslims have made to civilization.

Istanbul and the Intellectual Legacy of Ibn Khaldun

Muqtedar Khan | Posted 10.09.2013 | Religion
Muqtedar Khan

Across the Arab World today, we are witnessing the collapse of asabiyya and efforts to reconstitute and revitalize it as Arab nations struggle to cope with the dramatic unraveling of the Arab Spring.

History's Shifting Sands

Mark Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Levine

Suddenly, it is the young activists of Tahrir who are the example for the world, while the great powers seem mired in old thinking and outdated systems.

Why Nomads Win: What Ibn Khaldun Would Say About Afghanistan

Gerard Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gerard Russell

Asabiyyah, or a solidarity, which makes people trust each other is what Afghanistan needs. Without it, they can't expect government officials to serve the public without demanding bribes.