Leadership from an Islamic and Western Perspective233x350new

Author:  Dr Asan Vernyuy Wirba

Print (paperback):           ISBN: 9781911033288

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This book is about leadership from an Islamic and Western perspective. The objective of this book is to examine leadership from the Western perspective through the eyes of some scholars of leadership. From the Islamic perspective leadership is examined against the background of the Holy Quran and the Sunnahof our Beloved Messenger Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as well as the guided Caliphs and previous Prophets of Allah starting from Prophet Adam (PBUH) up to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

This book is for everyone irrespective of their background and what they do in life.At the same time it is a guide for those who aspire to be leaders purely for thepleasure of Allah on earth and who take their jobs and every activity as a form ofworship without expecting anything in returned like power or money.

Key Features

Provides a detailed and thorough analysis ofleadership from both an Islamic and a Western perspective.


Academics and students who major in translation and translation theories

ISBN (print):                   978-1-911033-28-8
ISBN (Digital PDF):      978-1-911033-29-5
Publication date:           March 2017
Territorial rights:            Worldwide
Number of pages:         95
Size (print):                    234mm x 156mm
Readership:                   university and professional


Who is this book for?
Profile of the Author

Introduction 1
1 The Concept and Definition of Leadership from a Western Perspective
A Paradigm Shift
Ethical Leadership
Moral Leadership
Theories of Leadership from a Western Perspective
The Trait Approach to Leadership
The Behavioural / Style Approach
Situational Approach to Leadership
Path-Goal Theory
Servant Leadership Theory
Ethical Theory
Teleological Approach
Deontological Approach
Virtue-based Approach
Transformational Leadership
Transactional Leadership
Authentic Leadership

2 Islamic Perspective of Leadership
The Causes and Rise of Fundamentalism
(Misguided brothers in Islam) in Muslim Communities
The Purpose of Creation and Influence Leadership from anIslamic Perspective
The Originator of Leadership from an Islamic Perspective
The Model of Leadership from an Islamic Perspective
Relationship between Caliphate and Monarchy from an Islamic Perspective
Definition of Leadership from an Islamic Perspective
Background and Influence of the Definition of Leadership
Leaders and people who Reject Allah and their Consequences as Revealed in Quran
Obedience to Leadership
Challenge to Leadership
Consultation of Leaders in Islam

3 Comparison between Leadership from aWestern and Islamic Perspective
Common Points

4 The Sources of Islamic Leadership Principlesand the Example of Islamic Leadership
The Holy Quran as a Primary Source of the Islamic Leadership Principles
The Holy Prophet (609–632 C.E)
His Way of Life
His Sayings-Hadiths
The Guided Caliphs
The First Caliph, Abu Bakr (632–634 A.C)
The Second Caliph, Umar (RA) (634–644 A.C)
The Third Caliph, Uthman (644–656 A.C)
The Fourth Caliph, Ali (656–661 A.C)

5 Cardinal Principles of Leadership in Islam and Values
Faith and Belief
Knowledge and Wisdom
Courage and Determination
Justice and Compassion
Gratitude and Prayers


Dr Asan Vernyuy Wirba, has had a career in leadership and Management forover 7 years, and is Assistant Professor at the Department of Managementand Information Technology (MIT), Jubail Industrial College (JIC), RoyalCommission, Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. He has a wealth of experience inteaching, research, business, consulting and academic management. Dr Wirba holdsa PhD from the University of Manchester, UK.

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