The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 22
Page No. 5467 - 5476

Principles of Islamic Management Based on Surah Al-Fatihah

Authors : Abdul Hakim Abdullah, Ahmad Azrin Adnan, Rohaizan Baru and Ahmad Amirul Ihsan Che Zahari

Abstract: Surah al-Fatihah is the opening chapter of the Qu’ran. This surah is regarded as the noblest chapter of the Holy Qu’ran because of its own special qualities and significance. This surah also provides fundamental principles for the muslims to perform their duty as servants and caliphs on earth. Therefore, this study attempts to determine Islamic management principles derived from surah al-Fatihah as a contribution towards developing Islamic management concept and method. Although, the Islamic management method is recognised as comprehensive and progressive, it has failed to convince leaders in many Islamic countries and Islamic institutions to apply it as a system. This is because the existing western management methods are more widely accepted and internationally recognised while the existing Islamic management methods are, in fact, very limited. This qualitative study used content analysis as the instrument for collecting data. This analysis involved surah al-Fatihah, translation of the surah written by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, hadith and interpretation of the surah by mufassirin to represent Islamic views on the subject matter. This study found that among the management principles based on surah al-Fatihah are reciting basmalah, loving and caring, working not for personal interest, be proactive, managing risks, working as ‘ibadah, implementing du’a, teamwork, following the right track and avoiding fraud. These principles should be practiced by muslim leaders as their management operating procedures in order to develop a strong concept of Islamic management, to produce managers with integrity, good characters and skills as well as to create management as an effort of achieving success (al-Falah) in the world and the hereafter.

How to cite this article:

Abdul Hakim Abdullah, Ahmad Azrin Adnan, Rohaizan Baru and Ahmad Amirul Ihsan Che Zahari, 2016. Principles of Islamic Management Based on Surah Al-Fatihah. The Social Sciences, 11: 5467-5476.

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