ISLAMIC METHODOLOGY OF MOTIVATION: AN APPRAISAL IN THE LIGHT OF SEERAH
The recent developments observed in the world are owed to the efforts of human capacities and capabilities. Zeal, flair and enthusiasm of work people keep the pace of development in steady mode. However, over a period of time, human motivation to work starts decreasing. In the western world studies have been carried out to find out factors which affect human motivation to devise strategies to enhance work motivation among individuals. It has been observed that determinants of motivation are cultural specific. Moreover it is associated with the world view of human being. Islam is distinguished religion from other religions of the world and forms its own culture. Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in his life time prepared a group of individuals who changed the socio-political scene of this world in few years. Their motivation level was un-parallel to anyone else. The current study explores methodologies of motivation used by the Prophet (SAW) to stimulate his companions. The originality and value of this study can be seen in the sense that it will provide basis for the formulation of motivational framework based on Islamic teachings. As a conclusion, team of researchers comprising of educationists, social scientists, and Islamic scholars must work together to find out framework of motivation in the present day environment.