The purpose of this paper is to promote thoughts and discussions around an educator’s experience in an Islamic System of Governance, particularly in the use of the Islamic Governance Conceptual (IGC) Matrix. The author’s experience in the education industry has motivated this short piece, for educators or anyone who struggles in the process of action and performance. The author uses the IGC Matrix which is the operational framework used to achieve the objectives of the Maqāṣid or Purposes of the Sharī’ah. With a focus on the Maqṣad of intellect, the author visualises the Matrix as a map for readers to navigate from the point of knowledge acquisition towards embodiment and action. The author believes this to be the most optimum route towards the achievement of success in general and a holistic learning experience with a faith-based service orientation in particular, due to the Qur’ānic foundations of the IGC Matrix.
Keywords: Maqāṣid of the Sharī’ah, educators, knowledge, action, holistic