Although the field of spiritual leadership is still in its infancy, it is attracting a lot of attention in the last decade and many authors and scholars link spirituality to organizational leadership (Dent, Higgins and Wharf, 2005). A very popular definition of workplace spirituality is: “ a framework of organizational values evidenced in the culture that promote employees’ experience of transcendence through the work process, facilitating their since of being connected to others in a way that provides feelings of completeness and joy” (Krishnakumar et al., 2014). Since leadership is not simply about power and authority, but it also includes emotional connections, authenticity, and spiritual values, it is important to consider spiritual leadership in leadership research (Krishnakumar et al., 2014). “Spirituality is believed to enhance organizational learning, unify and build communities, serve the need for connecting to others at work, and to work itself, and finally is the source of a healing expression of compassion, wisdom, and connectedness that transcends all egocentric, sociocentric, or anthropocentric forms” (Dent, Higgins and Wharf, 2005). Moreover, Dent, Higgins and Wharf (2005) have found that there are many similarities between workplace spirituality theory and leadership theory. Therefore, there is a need in studying spiritual leadership because of its impact on organizations and management as people from different religions work together in the current era of globalization. Consequently, studying religious figures and their impact on management is important. Moreover, there is a gap in the research of spiritual leadership which involves the lack of focus o...
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...e differences between what is ideal and what is reality, and to know when they should adopt the principles of their faith (Ali, 2009). Furthermore, while Islam is spreading around the world, tribalism remained entrenched in Arab politics and social organization and confusion has persisted for many non-Muslims about what Islamic, and what is tribal in origin (Almoharby and Neal, 2013). This requires an honest and deep re-examination of the role of followers, the participation in the decision making process, the rights of individuals and the whole issue of accession and succession (Ali, 2009). To sum up, any work that involves Islamic or Muslim leadership without reference to the actions and sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, would not be adequate because it will not engage with the meaning structures recognized by Muslims throughout history (Almoharby and Neal, 2013).
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