Approaches in Islamic Public Sector Management
Azaharaini Hj. Jamil
Modern Public Sector Management can be defined as groups of public officials (elected and appointed) with the authority to formulate, interpret and implement government policies and programmes to achieve the desired socio-economic development goals using a series of processes from planning, organising to leading and controlling. This paper explores whether or not the delivery of goods and services to the public is implemented in accordance to the objectives of the Qur’an and Sunnah, and in the light of the statement made by a number of Islamic scholars that ‘none of the existing Muslim countries has so far achieved a form of government that could be called genuinely Islamic’. By reflecting upon those allegations, this paper examines the concept of Islamic Governance and the Maqāsid of the Shari’ah, and suggests approaches towards making Islamic values and principles play a more prominent role in the conduct of public affairs.