Revisiting the Islamic Perspective of Administration: Sources of Analysis from Qur’an and Sunnah
Keywords:administration, Islamic model, philosophical context
The focus of this paper is on how the Islamic model of administration is to be practiced referring to the main and fundamental sources of sharÊah, the QurÉn and the Sunnah of the Prophet (P.B.U.H). Using various classic and modern commentaries, the Qur’anic verses are analyzed and underpinned by Hadith reported by different Hadith scholars. The paper also gives an outline of the QurÉnic and Prophetic approaches toward administration. Searching for some theoretical aspects of Islamic styles of administration, identity of the responsible administrator, and the conceptual function of the man as an administrator in a philosophical context, this paper concludes suggesting some implications and practices of Islamic models of administration mainly concentrating on the administration system of educational institutions.