Ibn Khaldun Conflict Theory

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The term knowledge means that knowing something such as facts and information through learning, experience, discovering, thinking and perceiving. This is a very common meaning for the term. Therefore, acquiring knowledge is very important in both Islamic perspective and Western perspective. In case of Islamic perspective, knowledge had been reflected in the very first verses of the Quran which goes:
“Read. Read in the name of thy lord who created;[He] created the human being from blood clot. Read in the name thy lord who taught by the pen:[He] taught the human being what he did not know.”(96:1-5)
This indicates how Allah emphasized the importance of knowledge for the mankind to consume. Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) also encouraged
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Both of Functional Analysis and Ibn Khaldun agreed that in a society, a stable government is needed in order to make the society integrated and follow the social order. Moreover, Conflict Analysis and Ibn Khaldun also divided the society but in different situation. They also look at the social change.

There is also an argument whether Ibn Khaldun is also considered as Funtionalist. The obvious answer would be No because Ibn Khaldun did not think that a society will always be remain harmonious because there will always be conflicts in a society. As conflicts is inevitable.
Moreover, the difference between conflict theory and Ibn Khaldun is that, conflict theory neglected that full cooperation is needed within the society. For example the capitalists need the working class to work in their factory so that the production will run smoothly and more goods to produce. While the working class need the capitalist because they need income in return of their hard work. Moreover, revolution is not considered as solution in order to give equal power. Thus, for Ibn Khaldun a good leader must give justice to those who had been oppressed. Thus, he emphasized on the asabiyyah among the
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