Entrepreneurship Education from the Viewpoint of Islam

Shaghayegh Nikneshan, Hamed Saify, Zohreh Sajjad

Abstract


The present study aims to investigate the cognitive and attitudinal system of Islamic culture about entrepreneurship and to suggest educational strategies in order to develop it in the society. The study, with the default that it is the belief system and philosophy of a society which hinders or motivates it to move towards entrepreneurship, tries to answer the following fundamental questions according to Islamic references through an analytical-deductive method: where is the place of entrepreneurship and entrepreneur in the Islamic Thought System? What are the suggested educational strategies and mechanisms to promote the entrepreneurial spirit in the Islamic culture? And what are entrepreneurship harms from the viewpoint of Islamic culture? The results of the study indicate that entrepreneurial education, according to Islamic ideology, a. is far from merely teaching some skills; b. necessitates obtaining a full view of the importance of work and entrepreneurship; c. necessitates developing an appropriate cognitive and attitudinal basis. So, by introducing the man who is a doer and developing the viewpoint of a work-focused will, the category of work and entrepreneurship is viewed as an optimal opportunity and an end in Islamic culture. And the cognitive basis of entrepreneurship education was provided through mentioning personality traits of an entrepreneur. At the same time, by making use of critical and encouragement mechanisms and explaining practical models, practically educating entrepreneurship became possible.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s2p511


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