Monday, October 29, 2007

Don't ask me why I was researching Ibn Khaldun

And found this:

On the culture of Bedouin nomads, which Ibn Khaldun uses the term Arabs to refer to, Ibn Khaldūn writes:

Arabs dominate only of the plains, because they are, by their savage nature, people of pillage and corruption. They pillage everything that they can take without fighting or taking risks, then flee to their refuge in the wilderness, and do not stand and do battle unless in self-defense. So when they encounter any difficulty or obstacle, they leave it alone and look for easier prey. And tribes well-fortified against them on the slopes of the hills escape their corruption and destruction, because they prefer not to climb hills, nor expend effort, nor take risks.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn_Khaldun

Hehe, interesting...

2 Comments:

At 3:12 a.m., November 01, 2007, Blogger DP said...

Two posts in the same month! How lucky we are :grins: (seems ive caught the no-time bug heh)

 
At 8:39 a.m., November 11, 2007, Blogger Al-Rehaili said...

Salam,

How are you ? i've sent you an email did you get it ? maybe hotmail filtered it as SPAM.

delete the comment after reading it, i've used it because u dont have a contact form :P

 

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