Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Ibn Khaldun and Political Theory. It needs to be at least 1250 words. Ibn Khaldun judged Alchemy as a cheap and extorting kind of sorcery. He claimed it was not a natural way to earn a living because most of the Alchemists were tricksters. In the Quran where Moses had to confront Egyptian sorcerers again divine names for magical purposes were wicked and blasphemous. Ibn Khaldun behaved hostile and suspicious when it came to the issue of occult techniques that predicted the future. He was hostile when he insisted that the only one who knows the future is God, this made people suspect his philosophy ‘he stepped back to say that ‘the knowledge of the future is kept for the divinely guided prophets or certain individuals chosen by God’. His discussion was further brought to prophetic revelation, Sufi meditation, numerology, astronomy, and Zai rajah (. Muqaddimah, 3:50–82)
However, Ibn Khaldun views on prophecy are clear, unlike those of certain of his predecessors in Muslim philosophy, in particular, Alfarabi. As an experimental philosopher, he was paying attention to the holy experiments of the Prophet Mohammed, which means he cannot have seen history as having any end. If the reality of God is regarded as a supreme fact and His prophets and their spiritual experiments as a testimony of this fact, then the statement that in history the past is just like the future must mean it consists of a continuous series of events not stopping with any nation but continuing in cycles.
Ibn Khaldun distinguished between false and true prophesies by showing unique signs that are somehow abnormal and spiritual. For example, a spirited person, can move into a stance, sometimes he looks like he is swooning or become unconscious. These signs show that the said person may be conversing with a supernatural being (Muqaddimah, 70). False prophets frequently used initials or gibberish assemblages of consonants to make out, or conceal the identity of things or people like the Timur and Barquq case.