The Concept of Islamic Leadership Ethics: A Preliminary Study for the Educational Institution Administrators

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Nassradin Moftah A Elwahayshe
Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi


: In light of the interest in the phenomenon of leadership, many theories and of leadership styles have emerged. Perhaps the most prominent of which is leadership ethics, and interest in it is increasing today in light of the many leadership crises that have occurred in the largest companies and institutions around the world. Meanwhile, from an Islamic perspective, most of the literature is satisfied with highlighting the primacy of Islam in calling ethic, and clarifying the status of ethics in leadership work without going into the reality of leadership ethics practices in Islamic organizations. This study believes it is important to develop a brief proposition about the leadership ethics concept and trace the history of this concept, both within the parameters of an educational administration framework, in international literature and Islamic thought. Since leadership ethics greatly affects employees’ functional characteristics and behaviour and the performance of institutions, the problem of the study is a need for an Islamic leadership ethics model that could measure Islamic ethics practices implemented by top administrative leaders. This study elevates the status and vitality of educational institutions by building and achieving human development. The research on strengthening and raising the level of ethics practices among leaders in institutions will significantly contribute towards raising the level of performance and higher education. The aim of this study is to build a leadership ethics model compatible with the teachings and principles of Islam. It will go beyond mere knowledge of leadership ethics and application in universities. Therefore, the main objective of this qualitative study is to define and understand the concept of Islamic leadership ethics in educational institutional administrators.

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