Leadership in the Islamic Perspective Regarding our Culture
by Sultan Muhammad
Leadership is the ability of a person to lead a group of people to achieve a given task, Leadership is an inspiration for the people, and those people are leaders who inspire others. Leaders are present around us, we can see them in every day life, when some one among them attain the level where he can demonstrate and exercise his ability for the common purpose, they excel and then we recognise them as a leader
Objective of the study
Define leader ship concept in Islam
Explore the concept of Islamic leadership in our culture
Mohammad (peace be upon him) is the greatest leader of world, in the history of mankind there is no other person who can reach to his level or status. He is model for all humanity, how to lead the people, if we read all the modern books about leadership today, we will see the qualities of Mohammad (peace be upon him) in these books. How he guide his followers, how he inspire the people of Arab at that time. Imagine about the people of Arab at that moment, most of them were illiterate and rigid and ready to kill each other for nothing, buried alive baby girls when born in their family.
Mohammad (peace be upon him) motivated those people and changed them completely, from negative to positive and those were the Arab who later on ruled half of the world for a long time
To understand the model of Islamic leadership, examine the life of our beloved prophet and his companion as Leaders and the qualities they have;
Inspired the people
Love and kindness for his follower.
Built relationship between them like brothers
Trust them and give them the lesson of trust and Build trust between them
Give respect to the people
Create the environment of Confidence between them
Always open to suggestion
Acceptable as a leader
Ready to sacrifice his own interest for the sack of others
Understand the responsibilities
Ability of quick decision making
To understand the problem of the people
Organizing ( utilizing the resources to reach the target )
Implementing of the plan
Dynamic ready to lead every time
Islamic leader is the man of words
Leadership is all about vision , can see there, where no other can see
Difference between Islamic and secular leadership
- The aim of Secular leadership's is self-establishment. While Islamic Leadership's target the community, to achieve Jannatul Firdaws (Highest position in
- Secular leaderships work for pleasure and respect boss. Islamic Leaderships work for the pleasure of Allah.
Leadership problem in
The questions arise, where the problem lays, why we are not creating great and an honest leader, who can lead us? The answers to these questions can be here some where in our society, there is no doubt that we have great leader all round us, but the problem is, we are not recognising them, it is due to lack of education in our country, the lack of awareness on the part of the people. The majority of Pakistani people could not read newspaper, they did not know the people, who they are sending to the assemblies, those are maximum corrupt people and they have no character.
It is because, we ignore the basic philosophy of Islam, that tell us to select a honest person to lead you to the right direction, to lead you in the prayers and other walks of life, Islam has given us great models in leadership after Mohammad (peace be upon him) in every century.
It is the duty of teachers in Pakistan to create awareness in the students about the teachings of Islam and to create leadership and refine the student and polish their leadership qualities, it is also the responsibility of a teacher to become a reformer and educate the people around him, to select honest and educated people for their representation in every walk of life, the people who know the values of Islam and admire them,
For this purpose we need leaders in schools and colleges, who train young mind to right direction, who spread the light of knowledge in the darkness.
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