MANAGEMENT SCIENCES & ISLAM
By: Asad Ibrar The word ³Management´ from old French language ³Menagement´ means ³the art of conducting, directing´ and from Latin ³Manu agere´ means ³to lead by the head.´Management characterises the process of leading & directing all parts of anorganization through deployment and manipulating of resources (human, financial,tangible & intangible). Management is also perceive as an action of measuring quantityas well as quality on regular basis and adjusting some initial plan, initiating new plansalso to reach intended goals.Some writers trace the development of Management Thought back to Sumerian Tradersand ancient Egyptian Pyramid Builders. But, I have analyzed and understood fromreligious & civic studies of modern & ancient civilizations, so far. It leads and takes mefar back into the history may be in Stone Age or earlier. Before, I specifically talk aboutIslamic point of view of Management Sciences, Let us take a look at the life of Firstdescended man upon the earth to understand psychological action and reaction of ahuman under the subject of Management Sciences.Imagine; When Adam first opened his eyes upon the unknown surface of the earth.What he did first? For sure there was a thought in his mind of performing a task, doesn¶tmatter what the task was, (that was the process of
) then Hemust have been making different ways to perform the task (
) andafterward he had made his self convinced to perform the task in a certain planed way(
) and he, then, had put his self in the process of performing the task(
while he had been taking some measures (
finallyhe had computed the outcome in a manner to see if he could have achieved desiredresult (
).In this short story we have successfully learnt that the Management Sciences is allabout POLCA (Plan, Organize, Lead, Control & Assure). There are many complicateddefinitions of Management but I find POLCA really easy to understand ManagementSciences. From top management to bottom line managerial staff, in all sort of organization, performs their duties/jobs in the same way to achieve both short-term andlong-term targets as well. Writers & researchers of modern era, especially after industrial revolution, are claiming Management Sciences is new invention of their mindsbut after getting a drop of knowledge from holy and sacred books I came to realize thatall Holy Scriptures are teaching Management Sciences and many other veiledtechniques & sciences.Year ago, I thought to develop my understanding of Management Sciences from theprocess of creation of the world (Alpha) according to Islamic prospective.