Leadership Development in the Middle East

Leadership Development in the Middle East

Edited by Beverly Dawn Metcalfe and Fouad Mimouni

Leadership in the Middle East has never been as vital as it is in the wake of the global financial crisis and the Arab Spring – yet there is a lack of detailed knowledge concerning strategies for developing capacity in leadership, national skills and knowledge management. This volume aims to address this deficit. This book is the first text on the subject of leadership development in the Middle East to be published in English (drawing on both English and Arabic scholarship) and will contribute to the knowledge and understanding of leadership theory and practice in the global economy.

Glossary

Edited by Beverly Dawn Metcalfe and Fouad Mimouni

Subjects: business and management, critical management studies, politics and public policy, leadership

Extract

‘Adl ‘Ahd Amanah Abkari Asabiyya Aql Azim Bidah Birr Bukra Caliph justice, equilibrium, equity. integrity and keeping one’s word. trust, honesty; something given to someone for safekeeping. genius. tribal solidarity; putting the needs of the tribe or clan ahead of the community as a whole. human intellect or reason. great. innovation; any act departing from the Sunnah. righteousness; good conduct; fair dealing. tomorrow. to Sunni Muslims, successor to Muhammad as leader of the Islamic community. religion; the way of life for which humans will be held accountable. here, consultative decision making; administration or branch of government. wellbeing: to thrive, prosper, become happy, as a result of Taqwa. judgement; specific legal ruling. distinctively competent and uniquely capable. understanding; Islamic jurisprudence. religious scholars. idiot. merciless. an account; narrations and reports of the deeds and sayings of the prophet Muhammad. Din Diwan Falah Fatwa Feth Fiqh Fuqaha Ghabi Ghasi Hadith xx M2773 - METCALFE TEXT.indd xx 02/11/2011 11:39 Glossary xxi al-Hakimiyyah Halal Haram Hijab: Ihsan Ijma Ijz Imam Iman Insha’allah Islam sovereignty of God. permitted; lawful activities. forbidden; unlawful activities. veil or headcovering. doing good or excelling; one of the highest degrees of Iman (faith). consensus; agreement of the community, a source of Islamic law. humility. leader; prayer leader. To Shi’i Muslims, successor of Muhammad. belief in the articles of faith enunciated in the Qur’an and the sunna. God willing. The term Islam comes from the Arabic root slm meaning peace and submission. Islam means peace with Allah, with oneself and willing...