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Increasing the spiritual intelligence of muslims employees by reflecting on the linguistic miracles in surah Yusuf

Fontaine, Rodrigue Ancelot Harvey (2020) Increasing the spiritual intelligence of muslims employees by reflecting on the linguistic miracles in surah Yusuf. Journal of Islamic Management Studies, 3 (1). pp. 16-29. ISSN 2600-7126

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This study pertains to Islamic management. Fontaine (2020) said that a major goal of Islamic management is to help Muslim leaders develop an organizational culture that reflect the values and the principles of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. This requires that leaders can boost the level of spiritual intelligence of their employees through training or coaching. Much research has linked spiritual intelligence with positive organizational outcomes. Research has shown that by watching Islamic videos and keeping a diary, Muslims can develop their level of spiritual intelligence (Fontaine, 2020). Fontaine and Wan Nasir (2020) have measured the increase in spiritual intelligence after asking Muslim participants to watch videos on the linguistic miracles of the Qur’an. This study builds on Fontaine and Wan Nasir by analyzing the complexity, comparisons, and contrasts between the stories of Yusuf and Musa in the Qur’an. This analysis is based on five videos from Nouman Ali Khan that can be found on YouTube. It also compared the story of Yusuf in the Bible and the Qur’an. This study concludes that the linguistic complexities presented in Khan’s videos are not within the capability of someone who did not know how to read or write. Similarly, the differences between the Bible and the Qur’an are quite significant. Both conclusions confirm that the linguistic miracles of the Qur’an points towards the prophethood of Muhammad (peace be upon him). A second study, to be conducted at a later date, will report on the results when Muslims view these five videos and discuss their content. The implications for Islamic management are discussed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6302/85826
Uncontrolled Keywords: Qur’an, linguistic miracles, spiritual intelligence
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
Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences
Depositing User: Dr. Rodrigue Fontaine
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2020 16:42
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2020 16:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85826

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