This book by Luqman Nagy is an introduction to the life and times of Ibn Khaldun, the 14th-century Maghribi master of the Mugaddhnah. His unique philosophy of history was eloquently laid out in the Mugaddimah (`Introduction`), a book that, in the words of the British historian, Arnold J. Toynbee, is `undoubtedly, the greatest work of its kind that has ever yet been created by any mind in any time or place.` He is one of those shining stars that contributed so richly to the understanding of Civilization. In order for one to understand and appreciate his work, one must understand his life. This book will enable readers to better understand and appreciate Ibn Khaldun`s innovative contributions to the study of history that made Europeans dub him both the `Father of Sociology` and the `Father of Economics.