The Concept of Leadership in Islam
University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
Correspondence concerning this research report should be addressed to Safdar Abbas, Department of Political Science, University Of the Punjab, Quaid-E-Azam Campus, Lahore. E-mail: [email protected]
Islam, as it was glorious in its early era with peace, welfare, development and co-operations as its distinct characteristics, seems us in its miserable form today. Blood-shed, restlessness, terrorism, self-interest, meanfulness, materialism and such other evils are prevailing the light of real Islam. Whole system has been perished. The major root cause of this perished system seems the absence of the Real-Islamic-Leadership. The sample which had seen by the era was a role model in form of Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). World have witnessed the social, political, cultural and religious development in that and soon after that era. Unfortunately the absence of sincere leadership has gradually declined the intensity of the above mentioned distinct characteristics of Islam. The base for this study is to define, explain, compare and evaluate and then finally try to find the Ideal-Real-Islamic Leadership to practice, help and lead the society for the purpose of accomplishing the duty of Man as the Deputy of ALLAH ALMIGHTY. Hence discussing various styles and themes of Leadership, e.g. Islamic and western, help us finding more pragmatic leadership and managing the conflicts among Muslims on the issue of contemporary and leadership.
The Concept of Leadership in Islam
Chapter 1A theoretical framework for the study of leadership in Islam Who is a leader and what leadership is
Types of leaders and leadership styles
What is Islamic Leadership?
The concept of Islamic state
Islamic and western leadership
Conflict among Muslims on leadership
Real concept of leadership in Islam
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The Concept of Leadership
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This is an online task. Students will be placed in small groups. Each student must post a response to the three questions given. Students are encouraged to comment on other postings.
The task comprises a discussion where you will respond to at least three questions. The questions will be posted online on the MGT367 Interact site.
This assessment will help you to understand the concept of leadership and the role of leaders. It will also assist your learning by interacting with other students.
The assessment addresses the following learning outcomes:
be able to demonstrate an understanding of the chaotic nature of organisations and the wider environment, and the ambiguities and paradoxes this creates;
be able to demonstrate an understanding of the work of the manager and leader within this context, with particular reference to change
be able to demonstrate an understanding of the movement from mechanistic to holistic management and leadership structures
How does this story help you understand the concept of leadership and the role of leaders?
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...WAY OF LEADERSHIP
By Rohaniza M. Sumndad
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...CONCEPT OF LEADERSHIP
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* Is a process whereby an individual influences aa group of individuals to achie a a common goal.
2 TYPES OF LEADERSHIP
1 . PROCESS LEADERSHIP
* Leaders carry out process by applying their leadership knowledge and skills.
2. TRAIT LEADERSHIp
* Leaders that have traits that can influence their actions (height, intelligence, extroversion, fluency. Etc)
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...Concepts of Leadership
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...Leadership & Management
5 Key Chapter Concepts
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2. The leader is more concerned with the ultimate direction of the group. Leaders are people who do the right thing.
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3. Leaders and followers function collaboratively.
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Cultural Discussion |
[A discussion and Identification of the history and location of the second largest religion and culture in the world, Islam and the followers of the faith, Muslims. A look at and description of the positive and negative points of the culture as well as ways in which Islam have affected and contributed to society.] |
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Social Science 101-The Human Behavior Perspective
May 12, 2013
Cultural Discussion Paper
Islam, a culture that I am least knowledgeable on, began in Mecca in western Saudi Arabia during the seventh century. Even though it is believed that this faith began with a small group of followers Islam is now one of the largest religion and culture practiced in the world today. It is said that Islam began with the prophet Muhammad during 570-632 AD when he was visited by an angel and received the message of Islam which believes “Allah is the only god” (Wuthnow 383). Those that submit themselves to this faith and Allah are called Muslims.
Muhammad a business man from Mecca and the founder of Islam was born 570-571 AD (Rieber). He was born into one of the most powerful and influential tribe of the time, Quraish. Muhammad’s father was a successful merchant who died...
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