Sik-Liong Ang, Patrick Kim Cheng Low, Saad Abd Sattar Al-Harran
Ibn Khaldun, who lived from 1332-1395 C.E., is a well-known Muslim scholar who enjoys universal fame in modern times as an original thinker. He is held to be the precursor or founder of a number of the human sciences, including the philosophy of history, sociology, psychology, politics, geography, anthropology, and economics. His work, MUQADDIMAH which contains his original ideas and thoughts, is considered a masterpiece on the philosophy of history and sociology. Here, using Ibn Khaldun’s Muqaddimah Case study 4 on General Tahir’s letter to his son (d.844 C.E), the authors indicate, draw parallels as well as highlight and examine the core values of Islamic leadership lessons drawn from the 9th century and compare them with the current economic and financial system.
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