ISLAMIC VALUES, LEADERSHIP LEGITIMACY AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY
AbstractThe legitimacyofleadershipis animportantconcern for any organization. A legitimate leader will be readilyaccepted by organizational members, therebyfacilitatingthe achievementoforganizational goals. The legitimacy of leadershipisnotonly concerned aboutthe legalaspect, butalso moral and psychological aspects. Thisarticleproposes a conceptualframework of leadership, based on Islamic values asthe mainthrust ofleadership legitimacy. Given that in Islam, legal andethical values are integrated, a leader is expected to internalize the Islamic core values and realize them in his organization. Moreover, Islamic core values are implemented in conjunction withtask-related values, leading to a comprehensive treatment of organizational leadership. As a logicaldevelopment,organizational members will confer legitimacyonthe leader andbecome loyal and committed followers. Inthis respect, the Conceptual FrameworkofIslamic Leadership(CFIL), which isincongruence withthe concept organization sustainability, is a holistic approach in understanding leadership legitimacy.
JEL Classification:M1, Z12
Keywords: Islamic leadership, Values, Leadershiplegitimacy.
How to Cite
Mat Hassan, M. E., Muhamad, N., Abdullah, N. A., & Adham, K. A. (2013). ISLAMIC VALUES, LEADERSHIP LEGITIMACY AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUSTAINABILITY. International Journal of Economics, Management and Accounting, 19(2). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/enmjournal/index.php/enmj/article/view/181