Management from the Islamic Perspective
The ability to utilize resources both material and human, optimally in order to achieve goals, be it short term goals or long term goals.
The Islamic management has been practised since the era of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.
It was based on the teachings generated from the holy Al-Quran and As-Sunnah.
The holy Al-Quran and As-Sunnah were sources that provided guidance in making decisions.
The Islamic leadership under Prophet Muhammad s.a.w had created strong (Muslim) society with prominent characteristics such as: 1)
Team spirit that practised teamwork
A strong clear vision and mission
Values for loving and caring
Emphasis for trust and relationship, cooperation and teamwork. 5)
The practice of consensus decision making
Philosophy and Principles Islamic Organizations
The ultimate goal of our life should be harmoniously linked with the worldly aims. •
Humans as “khalifah” must be able to balance their short and long term goals such as serving Allah, worshipping Him and seeking his worthy pleasure and rewards. 2.
The moral/religious value of work should be integrated in the work or activities we do. •
Working is not merely a means for material gains, but also a moral obligation and a measure of pleasing Allah and getting nearer to Him. 3.
Time to be well invested, not to be wasted.
Time should be treated as commodity.
Punctual, doing diligent work, never play around not to procrastinate and engage ourselves in meaningless conversation. 4.
We should uphold and internalize the Islamic ethical values. •
In whatever we do, we should internalize Islamic values of truthfulness, honesty, dedication, self restraints, self-discipline and fear of Allah. 5.
Self criticism should be exercised periodically both individually and collectively and should be practices by all workers at all levels. •
Each individuals should review his/her works and analyse workers at all levels. 6.
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