Ibn Khaldun’s 4 Step Model
“Asabiyyah” means a unification of people through a common system of beliefs, culture, language, history, and traditions forming a community. Ibn Khaldun a historian/sociologist, describes this through many of his aspects of writings of the 14th century, describing “the bond of cohesion among humans in a group forming community (Wikipedia: Muuaddimah).” Asabiyyah can be from small societies such as nomadic people in tribes, to much larger societies such as empires and states containing sedentary people.
The Nomads were people of a tribe who would migrate around many different places in search of new viable resources, wealth, and technology when their supply of food and land would be exploited. The nomads were the hunter-gatherers of the 7th -13th centuries and also even having their own livestock in most cases. They herded sheep, cattle, goats, horses, and many other animals. Since they move from place to place so much they do not partake in agriculture so much, or even so on a long term basis. The nomads would migrate for reasons such as to raid settled communities or avoid approaching enemy conflicts. It being their natural way of life, living off of the land and working for their own food and shelter, they were seen as savages in most eyes. The Nomadic people were made up of warriors and tribal elders of a low culture society. The tribal elders being the chairmen of the tribe/chiefs who were the key holders, sources, and transmitters of