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20 Quotes of Ibn Khaldun: The Father of Sociology

Ibn Khaldun is recognized as the "father of sociology." He was a medieval Islamic scholar who took an empirical approach to study humans. Ibn Khaldun’s work discusses the group dynamics of humans and how they can be influenced by power struggles. Ibn Khaldun has influenced many twentieth-century thinkers such as Franz Boas, Max Weber, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Karl Marx. He influenced other Muslim thinkers like Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani who used Ibn Khaldun's ideas in his writings on Sufism. Ibn Khaldun was the first to use the modern term "civilization." He also developed sociology as a discipline that studies society itself rather than individual behavior. His ideas on social change and development were ahead of his time and had a significant impact on later social theorists such as Karl Marx. The following are some of his famous quotes: 1) "The best social scientists are those who learn from their predecessors, correct what they find to be wrong, add what