Explaining and Designing a Conceptual Modeling of Islamic Controlling from Imam Ali's Point of View

Document Type : Original Article


1 Corresponding author: PhD of business administration, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran

2 Professor of management and business engineering, Science and Technology University, Tehran, Iran

3 Associate professor of business administration, Payam Noor University, Tehran, Iran

4 Assistant professor of Imam Hussein Comprehensive University, Tehran, Iran


Organization deviate from their programs in the absence of proper control. As controlling is rooted in the culture of the organizations and the society, it is necessary to have locally appropriate control over to the organizations. In the Islamic Republic of Iran, we need to use Islamic concepts for inserting control. The best sources for this purpose include the sayings of Imam Ali (Amir-al-M’uminin), especially those compiled in "Nahj-al-Balaghah" and "Ghurar-al-Hekam. Using thematic analysis, the most important qualitative methods, and employing the MAXQDA 10 software, the researchers reviewed these sources with regard to control. In this phase, more than 2,800 primary themes were identified, from which 2718 remained after the final refinement. Of these, 1,088 primary themes are related to Nahj-al-Balaghah, and 1,630 are related to Ghurar-al-Hekam. The primary themes were grouped into 133 main themes, and were grouped into 38 organizing themes. Then, they were grouped into 8 comprehensive ones including: human resource characteristics, types of control, principles governing control, punishment and encouragement, necessity of control, setting up, control problems and consequences. Ultimately, all the themes were included in the comprehensive Islamic themes from the viewpoint of Imam Ali (peace be upon him).


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