Leadership Must Consult with its Constituents


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Muslims should be at the forefront of good governance, yet many opt to isolate themselves from the communities they are supposed to serve.

Professor Nuraan Davids, who has researched the Islamic philosophy of education, notes that organisations that choose to elect leadership from within their ranks often do not consult with their communities or networks, which undermines the Islamic concept of shurah.

Davids says that organisations should be interested in shared leadership, which will foster trust within the community.

She was speaking to Radio 786 as there’s concerns around the upcoming leadership election within the Muslim Judicial Council.

The community has questioned the apparent secrecy around the vote and has asked to have input on the nomination of the candidates.

Listen to the full interview here:

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