Management As Taught 500 Years Ago



I was really shocked when I reviewed the subjects of management being taught by Business Management Institutions like IITs, IIMs Colleges and other schools of managements & institutions. When I go in detail about that management subjects, I was really astonished to know that what these modern IITs & IIMs are teaching about management subjects as on date, were being taught by our beloved The PromisedMehdi, Imamuna Hazrat Syed Mohammed Jaunpuri Mahdi Al Maud (AS) 500 years back.



All Mahdavi community as a whole should be proud that we have such an intellectual leader Imamuna Hazrat Syed Mohammed Jaunpuri Mahdi Al Maud (AS) who acquired such an advance knowledge at that time when there was no concept of school prevails. At that time, neither proper schools were there nor proper planning of education was there and apart from that education awareness was also lacking. In other words there was no education concept during the period our beloved Imamuna Hazrat Syed Mohammed Jaunpuri Mahdi Al Maud (A.S.) and in that period he has taught the management subject in practical.


In today’s management studies they teach from where the money comes, where it goes and how to utilize it. This concept was adopted practically by our beloved Mahdi Al Maud (AS) 500 years back. In old days there were DAIRAS and all the Mahdavi community was living within this Dairas. The Dairas were headed by a Murshid and he was supervising the activities and administration of Dairas. The money was given to Murshad by way of Allaha Diya and he used to preserve that money. As the Murshid was having an eagle eye on the diara, he knew the situation of each and every person in that vicinity for example who is the needy person and who has not taken his/her meals for how many days etc. Depending upon the person’s need and requirements, Murshid was helping his colleague by giving certain amount by saying Allaha Diya. That means he was distributing the money in Dairas depending upon the need and requirement and rest of money he was keeping with him and that money was utilized in case of emergency only. This process was called as NIZAM-E-DAIRA.


In today’s management studies they are teaching the same financial management, whereas our beloved Imamuna Hazrat Syed Mohammed Jaunpuri Mahdi Al Maud (A.S.) has put this thing into practical some 500 years back. In view of the above fact, it implies that our Imamuna Hazrat Syed Mohammed Jaunpuri Mahdi Al Maud (A.S.) was having modern thinking, good planning and implementing the administration in a better way.


All Mahadavi community should have proud that we are not only following the path of our Prophet Hazrat Mohammed Rasullaha (SAS) but also we are adopting the modern system and administration under Islamic rules and shariyats.


Writer of this article  ZIYAUDDIN NIZAMUDDIN SAIYED is from Baroda, Gujrat, India, presently living in Middle East he can be reached through e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.