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Educational leadership model: an Islamic perspective

Salleh, Mohamad Johdi (2018) Educational leadership model: an Islamic perspective. Al-Shajarah, Special Issue (Special Issue: Education, 2018). pp. 49-69. ISSN 1394-6870

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This paper discusses a model of leadership from an Islamic perspective. Drawn from a concatenation of authentic Islamic texts and sources, the model comprises ten principles synopsized simply as L-E-A-D-E-R-S-H-I-P with each letter illustrating a principle of good governance. The principles were derived from a thorough examination and analysis of various sources that included the Qur’an, prophetic traditions, biographies of the Prophet's companions, thoughts of classical and contemporary scholars, and best practices in Islamic leadership. In essence, the model proposes that a leader should lead like an imam in prayers, educate and be educated, communicate explicit organisational aims and vision, use effective delivery strategies, empower those under him rather than keeping all power to himself, and lead in piety with justice, integrity and humility. The model is comprehensive--offered as a solution to guide the leadership and management practices of educational institutions in the Muslim world. The application of the model and adherence to its principles should help to develop Muslim leaders’ competencies, promote organisational transformation among Muslim institutions, and forge greater solidarity within their working communities.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 777/70579
Uncontrolled Keywords: Educational leadership; Good governance; Islamic leadership; Leadership model
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC905 Islamic Education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education
Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Social Foundations & Educational Leadership
Depositing User: AP Dr Mohamad Johdi Salleh
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2019 11:52
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2019 11:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/70579

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