• Nasir Majeed Wing Commander, Pakistan Air Force.
  • Hammaduddin Hafiz Research Scholar, Department of International Relation, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology, Karachi.
  • Hafiz Munir Ahmed Khan Dean Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sindh.


Leadership, Islamic Leadership, Leader qualities in Islam, Muslim Leader


Great leadership is unique form of art, requiring both force and vision to an extraordinary degree. The attribute of leadership has been sought far more than any other attribute. Some view it as a gifted quality while others see it as an art that can be acquired. History provides ample examples to see the effects of leadership and that of great leaders, not only on battle field but also at the national level. The importance and requirement of an effective leadership has increased manifold considering the modern and perceived future battle fields. It is believed, that future battles are going to be technology intensive, short lived requiring quick decision making, more lethal and with an enhanced canvas that would not only include conventional but unconventional means as well. Coupled with such a battle field, threats confronted to national security will also be complex and more dangerous. To counter such an environment, the leadership should be equally strong enough to effectively take on these challenges. Notwithstanding the challenges of present or future, the basic principle for any leader remains to be that he must have a great vision, strong enough to inspire others to follow him. The fundamental quality of leadership to inspire others can be applied at any level, starting from a group of few individuals to complete nation. Being Muslims, we believe that Islam is a code of life encompassing every aspect through fundamental sources of Quran and Sunnah and this should, in principle, include leadership aspect as well. It is, therefore, imperative to view this important subject from Islamic perspective and find out how it addresses modem day challenges. This paper discusses the Islamic concept of leadership and essential leadership traits as espoused by the teachings of Quran and Sunnah.



How to Cite

Majeed, N., Hafiz, H., & Khan, H. M. A. (2019). LEADERSHIP TRAITS-AN ISLAIMIC PERSPECTIVE. Habibia Islamicus (The International Journal of Arabic and Islamic Research), 3(2), 1-8. Retrieved from http://habibiaislamicus.com/index.php/hirj/article/view/37