Guidance and Leadership And Their Strategies in the Holy Quran


Associate professor at Imam Hussein Comprehensive University


This paper is aimed at explaining guidance, leadership and the flourishing strategies of the inner features bestowed to man from the viewpoint of the Holy Qur'an. This is a qualitative research carried out through thematic analysis focusing on the Quranic verses. The result indicate that all the instruments for human growth and perfection are inherent in human nature and only divine guidance can make them achieve true prosperity. As human beings are unique, the only program that can direct a person to a desirable destination at the level of his nature, is the religion of Islam. No absence has ever taken place regarding divine Imams and leaders. They have led people according to the time and situation they used to live in. This program for guidance is called “Shariah”. Based on time and situation, different Shariahs with different strategies such as those of Abraham, Moses, and Jesus, were employed to instruct people. Then the strategy of Mohammad (PBUH) was introduce for all human beings until the Day of Judgment. It has been protected by God from verbal and contextual distortion. The general result of the research indicated that all human problems are due to lack of adherence to the methods introduced by prophets against satanic ways. The main Quranic strategy to get rid of these problems is to recognize the true status of human beings and to adhere to religious teachings under the rule and guidance of the divine leader.


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