An Islamic Perspective on the Characteristics and Criteria of Good Management

Document Type : Research Paper


1 PhD Candidate in Comparative Study of Women in Religions, University of Religions and Denominations, Iran

2 University of Qom, Iran


This essay aims to examine the characteristics and criteria of good management as prescribed by the Qur’an and traditions, especially the sayings of Imam Ali (a) in Nahj al-balagah. These have been recommended by the aforementioned sources with the intent of creating a prosperous society.
By “management” we mean the general sense of the word, which includes the management of organizations and other entities, as well as the leadership of society and the guidance of individuals in social communication. We believe that Islam is a comprehensive religion that gives importance to the rights of individuals and society. Furthermore, when it wants to make worldly, spiritual, or moral propositions, Islam always takes the purpose of man’s existence into consideration. According to Islamic teachings, without proper leadership and management, society and its members will not be able to achieve prosperity and success.


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