Wisdom Of Ulu Al-Albab In Sustaining Human Resource Development In Muslim World


  • Suhaimi Mhd Sarif International Islamic University Malaysia



The wisdom of men that endowed with understanding (ulÅ« al-albÄb) sustains human resource development in Muslim world for many centuries despite the presence of colonization and dominance of super power from non-Muslim world. The essence of ulÅ« al-albÄb lies with the TawhÄ«dic paradigm, an Islamic monotheism that guides men and women to execute dual tasks as servant and vicegerent of Allah. This study argues that wisdom of ulÅ« alalbÄb provides comprehensive elements of sustainability in the human resource development. Based on interviews with selected Muslim business owners and managers from various nationalities operated their business in Klang Valley, most of the wisdom lies in the struggle to survive within the free market systems and reduces the wisdom of ulÅ« al-albÄb to certain routines and innovation instead of survival of the Muslim nation and civilization. The study provides contingency views on human resource development from the ulÅ« al-albÄb dimension. Public policy makers and business decision makers would develop ulÅ« al-albÄb HRD system to acquire, transfer and nurture wisdom to sustain organization. The future research suggest the study to use triangulation case study method for more rigorous and comprehensive results.


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How to Cite

Mhd Sarif, S. (2017). Wisdom Of Ulu Al-Albab In Sustaining Human Resource Development In Muslim World. Jurnal Kemanusiaan, 13(2). Retrieved from https://jurnalkemanusiaan.utm.my/index.php/kemanusiaan/article/view/83