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Dimensions of ideal leadership: Prophet Muhammad (P) as the greatest leader

Haque, A. K. M. Ahasanul (2014) Dimensions of ideal leadership: Prophet Muhammad (P) as the greatest leader. In: 2nd International Conference on Management from an Islamic Perspective (ICMIP-2 2014), 19th-20th August 2014, International Islamic University Malaysia, Gombak.

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The purpose of this paper is to articulate the idyllic leadership qualities of Prophet Muhammad (P) from the fundamental sources of Islam- “Al-Quran” and “Hadith” in order to build a role model for conventional leaders of management science where the traditional attributes of a leader and the absence of negative features are included for arguments. There are some distinguishing traits of the Prophet which are essential for any leader to be triumphant in the field of management. Here, the authors have elucidated those qualities in order to fabricate a model so that it can be executed in the practice of management. A conceptual style is used to document the leadership characteristics of the Prophet. It is based on the basic books of Islam like “Al- Quran” and “Hadith”. To discuss traditional leadership, some previous research papers are also comprised as immense source of management principles and actions. All the short-comings and drawbacks can be overcome by adopting the inclusive and supreme qualities of Prophet Muhammad (P) as Islam is the complete code of life and management is not an exception. And the best living illustration of Islam is the Prophet Muhammad (P). If management leaders can assume the traits of the Prophet then the basic problems of leadership like the clash between Individualism and collectivism can be resolved beside all other predicaments. There are several researches which have included the same type of subject matter but in this paper a model has been developed where the outstanding qualities of the Prophet are included and the fundamental attributes of an ideal leader are also included. Beside that the absence of negative traits are also given importance. Keywords Muhammad, Leadership, Qualities, Model, Islam Paper type Conceptual paper

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 5056/40095
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muhammad, Leadership, Qualities, Model, Islam
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5549 Personnel management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Business Administration
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Ahasanul Haque
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2015 10:08
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2015 10:08
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/40095

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