Malay Leadership Pattern in Malaysian Politics

Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on New Findings in Humanities and Social Sciences

Year: 2018 | Page No.: 11-22


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Malay Leadership Pattern in Malaysian Politics

Hailan Salamun, Asyraf Hj Ab. Rahman, Hamdan Aziz and Rofishah Hj. Rashid

Centre for Fundamental and Liberal Education Universiti Malaysia Terengganu and Teachers Education Institute of Malaysia (IPGM)


This article focuses on Malay leadership practices in Malaysian Politics that display elements of Rabbani leadership in the political workplace. It explores empirical research about the notion of religiosity’s spirit, rather than merely individual’s bundle of workplace skills and abilities. The results illustrate that Malay political leaders involving in the political activities admit that religious values, or rabbani elements, have had a great impact on their view on leadership practices and political worldview. Potential elements of rabbani leadership derived from the writings of Islamic literature are shaped into a nascent model that serves to both describe leadership perspectives, behaviors, and approaches to followers.

Keywords:Rabbani leadership; Political Leaders; Malay political leadership; political workplace; religious values