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The present article is a theoretical analysis of the capability of Ibn Khaldun’s theory of “Rise and Fall” in explaining the state’s mechanism and its dynamics in the context of political modernity.
To answer this question, first, on the basis of some theoretical approaches to political modernity, properties, functions and concepts of modern political discourse are introduced, and then encountered with Ibn Khaldun's ideas and his political discourse.
Based on this theoretical analysis, this essay reveals that since the ideas of Ibn Khaldun, as a system of truth, are affected by the conditions and requirements of the society of his time and have nurtured in a peculiar social, political and economic context, theoretically in general and epistemologically and anthropologically in particular, they lack the necessary qualifications and capabilities for explaining the evolution and transformation of the modern state. Therefore, the efforts of some intellectual and even ideological circles to apply his ideas to the modern state, is only a waste of time and energy of the research programs on modernity and the modern society.