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An empirical assessment of Islamic leadership principles

Khaliq, Ahmad (2011) An empirical assessment of Islamic leadership principles. International Journal of Commerce and Management, 21 (3). pp. 291-318.

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Abstract

The main purpose of the present paper is to document some Islamic leadership principles of management. The paper equally examines the leadership function as adopted by academic administrators within the International Islamic University, Malaysia vis-a-vis Islamic principles of management. The whole process is an attempt to conduct an empirical study of the important role of excellent leadership from an Islamic perspective. A combination of revealed sources of knowledge (the Quran and Sunnah) and literature reviews were used to document Islamic leadership principles. Then, a questionnaire-based survey was used to examine the Islamic leadership principles, approaches, and sources of leadership principles adopted in the university. Use of the scale of statistical measurement was done to test the significance and reliability level. It was found that academic administrators were imbued with Islamic leadership principles. The research also showed that servant-leadership approach is preferably used in conjunction with alternative transactional and transformational styles, while the revealed sources of knowledge (Quran and Sunnah) were given the highest priority as sources of developing leadership principles. Islamic management is a diverse field. This study is, however, limited to Islamic leadership principles in an organization. Perhaps, this study will be little known to adherents of the conventional management principles, which may stimulate further thinking and debate on the crossing point between Islam and the management of an organization. It is aimed at providing some knowledge of Islamic philosophy and practice in order to help today’s employers and employees carry on everyday activities imbued with Islamic values and cultures.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1820/73992
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic leadership principles, Leadership approaches, Islamic perspectives, Islamic management, Universities, Leadership, Islam, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Institute of Islamic Banking & Finance (IIiBF)
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Khaliq Ahmad
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 11:28
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2019 11:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73992

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