Ibn Khaldun on the Defeated Mentality

“The vanquished always want to imitate the victor in his distinctive characteristics, his dress, his occupation, and all his other conditions and customs. The reason for this is that the soul always sees perfection in the person who is superior to it and to whom it is subservient. It considers him perfect, either because it … Continue reading Ibn Khaldun on the Defeated Mentality

Ibn Khaldun on the Necessity of the Caliphate (Imamate)

Appointing an imam is obligatory. The consensus (ijmā‘) of the Sahabah and the Tabi‘īn shows that (the caliphate) is necessary according to the sacred law. At the death of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), the men around him proceeded to render the oath of allegiance (bay‘ah) to Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) and to entrust … Continue reading Ibn Khaldun on the Necessity of the Caliphate (Imamate)