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Wisdom of Ulū al-Albāb in sustaining human resource development in Muslim world

Mhd. Sarif, Suhaimi (2015) Wisdom of Ulū al-Albāb in sustaining human resource development in Muslim world. Jurnal Kemanusiaan, 24 (2). pp. 88-100. ISSN 1675-1930

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The wisdom of men that endowed with understanding (ulū al-albāb) sustains human resource development in Muslim world for many centuries despite the presence of colonization and dominance of super power from non-Muslim world. The essence of ulū al-albāb lies with the Tawhīdic paradigm, an Islamic monotheism that guides men and women to execute dual tasks as servant and vicegerent of Allah. This study argues that wisdom of ulū al-albāb provides comprehensive elements of sustainability in the human resource development. Based on interviews with selected Muslim business owners and managers from various nationalities operated their business in Klang Valley, most of the wisdom lies in the struggle to survive within the free market systems and reduces the wisdom of ulū al-albāb to certain routines and innovation instead of survival of the Muslim nation and civilization. The study provides contingency views on human resource development from the ulū al-albāb dimension. Public policy makers and business decision makers would develop ulū al-albāb HRD system to acquire, transfer and nurture wisdom to sustain organization. The future research suggest the study to use triangulation case study method for more rigorous and comprehensive results.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3328/46141
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ulū al-albāb, wisdom, sustainability, Muslim world
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration
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: Dr Suhaimi Mhd Sarif
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2015 10:57
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2018 17:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/46141

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