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    CIVILIZATION AND HISTORY HELD ON THE 14TH OF NOV.2013

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    1st Amiyru Shuqqo

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    CIVILIZATION AND HISTORY HELD ON THE 14TH OF NOV.2013

    Post by 1st Amiyru Shuqqo on Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:00 pm

    History is the analysis and interpretation of human past that enables us to study continuity and change over time. It is an act of both investigation and imagination that seeks to explain how people have changes over time. Historians use all forms of evidences to examine, interprets, revisit and re- interprets the past. This includes not just written documents, but also oral communication and objects such as buildings, artefacts, photographs and paintings. Some philosophers and thinkers regard history as “poverty of history” which they claimed that history is an utterly useless discipline because it cannot really capture the past event with certainty. This definition is contrary to a French predecessor Rene Descartes (1596-1650) view and a German historian Goethe (1749 -1832); they viewed history as” The most absurd of all things and web of nonsense for the higher thinker”.
    Moreover, the word history equally means the Arabic word ”Tarikh” which has it root from “Arakha” which means recording the time of event. Ibn khaldun perceives history as a cycle which rough, nomadic, peoples with high degree of internal bonding and little material culture to lose invade and take resources sedentary and essentially urban civilizations. These urban civilizations have high levels of wealth and culture but are self-indulgent and lack both marital spirit and concomitant social solidarity. This is because those qualities have become unnecessary for survival in an urban environment.
    Ibn khaldum’s reflection derives of course, from his experience in a radially unstable time. He had seen Arab civilization overrun in some part of the world and seriously undetermined in others. He was well aware that Arab Empire had been found in Bedouin which were in terms of material culture, much less sophisticated than the people of the lands, they conquered, but whose asbiyah was far more powerful and who were inspired by the new faith of Islam. He was deeply saddened to watch what he saw as a cycle of conquest, decay and reconquest repeated at the expense of his own civilization.
    In conclusion, Civilization can simply be the way a particular people try to improve their living.

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    Re: CIVILIZATION AND HISTORY HELD ON THE 14TH OF NOV.2013

    Post by Abusekinah on Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:57 pm


    Masha Allah! This is really wonderful. By the way, how does Ibn Khaldun define Asabiyyah mentioned in your second paragraph?

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