Islamic Development Actor from Al-Qur'an and Al-Sunnah: An Exposition


  • Ahamad Faosiy Ogunbado, Phd
  • Suleiman Mohammed Hussein Boayo, PhD
  • Liza Mariah Haji Azahari
  • Noorhizrah binti Mohammad


Development from Islamic perspective is a comprehensive development process, integrated and balanced, which involves all aspects of a human’s life and endeavour, at micro and macro level, likewise at the individual and community level, it also encompasses spiritual, mental, emotional and physical development. While an actor is the one that carries out or participates in a process. Therefore, Islamic Development actor is the person carries out the process of development according to the Islamic worldview. Based on this background, this paper tends to look into the concept of development actor from the first two sources of Islamic religion, (Al-Qur’an and Sunnah).  The paper utilizes qualitative methodology through content analysis approach which is concentrating on these Islamic main sources. The finding shows that the development in general meaning starts from the creation of human being themselves. It also reveals that they are created purposely to worship their creator and to serve as the actor (khalifah) to develop the earth.