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Time management and job performance: a qualitative analysis from Islamic perspective

Islam, Rafikul and Ali, Md. Yousuf and Osmani, Noor Mohammad (2020) Time management and job performance: a qualitative analysis from Islamic perspective. Journal of Islamic Management Studies, 3 (2). pp. 1-17. ISSN 2600-7126

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Time is an important “amanah”or trust bestowed from Allah (swt) to human beings. Everybody has a fixed amount of time in this world. Utmost care should be taken and befitting attempts should be made to use time as it is meant to be. But then how to optimally use time? From the Islamic perspective, are there effective guidelines for the usage of time? Furthermore, does Islam teach us how to enhance our job performance by capitalising time? In short, this study aims to answer these pertinent questions. This is done via face-to-face interview sessions involving ten selected Muslim interviewees with PhDs and those having at least five years of teaching experiences. The responses were analysed using a qualitative Thematic approach. The analysis is based on the rich opinion data from the interviewees and the findings are rooted on Islamic principles. The study finds that a Muslim’s time management starts by offering salats at their designated times. The interviewees recommended to set priorities on the task based on importance, have proper schedule, and meet deadlines. The study also finds that good time management enhances job performance. From literature, though research on time management from the conventional perspective is abundant, studies in this area especially from the Islamic perspective is rather scanty. Consequently, the present research could be considered as an exploratory one. The paper finally recommends that further researches could be undertaken on similar topics and highlights certain avenues that could be pursued quantitatively.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2887/89393
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic perspective, Job performance, Time management
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: Rafikul Islam
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2021 10:18
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2021 10:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89393

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