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Women leadership from Islamic perspective


Hassan, Zaharah and Abdul Aziz, Siti Fardaniah and Silong, Abu Daud (2011) Women leadership from Islamic perspective. In: 10th International Conference of the Academy of HRD (Asia Chapter), 3-6 Dec. 2011, InterContinental, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. .


The small number of women at decision-making level is a universal phenomenon but it is more significant in many Islamic countries. This raises the issue whether Islam seems to be the obstacle for women advancement in leadership position. Ironically, there are differences in opinions regarding this matter. Many scholars think that the reason for this is due to cultural and social constraints regarding women’s roles in society. Another reason is the continuous stereotyping over the role of women being the assistance or to complement the opposite sex. Hence, this paper attempts to explore opinions regarding the position of women as leaders in Islam. Specifically, it will focus on the roles, achievement and challenges encountered by the women leaders in Malaysia. Recommendations are put forward in order to overcome this issue.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subject: Leadership in women - Malaysia.
Subject: Women executives - Religious aspects - Islam.
Subject: Women - Social conditions - Malaysia.
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
Keywords: Women leadership; Muslim women leadership; Women leadership in Malaysia; Leadership
Depositing User: Samsida Samsudin
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2013 02:03
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2015 08:30
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/19368
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