Explaining the Aspects of Organizational Leadership Based on the Islamic Value System Using Nahj Al-Balaghah Teachings


1 PhD candidate at Esfahan University

2 Assistant professor at Esfahan University

3 Full professor at Esfahan University


This research aims at explaining the aspects of organizational leadership using the teachings of Nahj-Balaghah. Accordingly, it follows qualitative method and employs theme analysis. At first, the researchers reviewed and analyzed the text of Nahj Al-Balaghah (letters, sermons, and divine wisdom) in terms of the concepts related to leadership (influence and effects, modeling and accountability). This resulted in the identification of 525 primary themes. Then, by identifying and categorizing through coding method, with emphasis on common concepts, 79 basic themes were identified as indicators. Subsequently, by increasing the scope, ten organizing themes were identified as the component. Finally, with the repetition of the same process, three themes were identified as aspects of organizational leadership including beliefs, ethics and behavior.


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