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Altruistic Leadership for the Ummah in Crisis


This paper is a study of the concept of leadership in the context of the crisis of the Muslim world. It is a conceptual paper which relies exclusively on published materials on leadership in general and Muslim leadership in particular. The purpose of this study is to draw on some of the modern ideas and theories of leadership and present a critical discussion as well as a model of leadership which in this case is altruistic leadership. The aim is to offer a solution to the crisis of the Muslim world through the development and implementation of altruistic leadership. The paper argue that the Muslim world is in crisis because of an absence of a useful and effective leadership.  It posits that the crisis can be ameliorated or even averted if the ummah utilises the altruistic leadership in the governance practice.


Altruistic leadership, Muslim world, Crisis, Muslim leadership, Ummah



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