Ibn Khaldun-Father of sociology
𝐈𝐛𝐧 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐮𝐧 was a towering intellectual figure of the 14th century AD and one of the few great minds of the world. A Historian cum philosopher who founded a new science in Humanities called "𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐮𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲(𝘈𝘭 𝘐𝘫𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘢 𝘈𝘭 𝘐𝘯𝘴𝘢𝘢𝘯).This branch of historical studies is also called 𝙃𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝙊𝙧𝙜𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 which ultimately became what we call as "Sociology" today. That is the reason many regard Ibn Khaldun as the Father of Sociology.
Scholars agree that his study of history through scientific methods was the first attempt at "𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐦. Before him history was a mere narrative and fiction exercise. He changed History writing forever.
His most celebrated book is 𝐌𝐮𝐪𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐦𝐚"(𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐧). In this book he lists out reasons why our history is laced with bias and inaccuracy. Perhaps he was the first to advocate that history is like science and it should not be treated like a fiction book. His book Muqaddima ranks in the list of greatest books ever written.
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