The Social Sciences

Year: 2016
Volume: 11
Issue: 24
Page No. 5845 - 5854

Extrinsic and Intrinsic Principles of Islamic Work Ethic: An Analysis of Malay Literatures in Malaysia on Islamic Work Ethic

Authors : Shukri Ahmad, Mohamad Khadafi Rofie, Musa Yusuf Owoyemi and Aminurraasyid Bin Yatiban

Abstract: Islam has outlined work ethic based on al-Quran and al-Sunnah. Some salient characteristics such as al-Taqwa, righteousness, Itiqan, Ihsan, al-Qist, al-Birr, Itqan and Ihsan are prominent features in al-Quran and al-Sunnah concerning work ethic. These concepts outlined in the Quran and Sunnah have also become part of the focus of Malay literatures concerning Islamic work ethic written by some Malay writers in Malaysia. In the light of this, using the qualitative method of comparison and content analysis, this study discusses these eight principles of Islamic work ethic taken from the Quran and Sunnah and how they have been used in the work of Malay Muslim writers in Maalaysia. It analyses how these concepts feature in the works of Malay Muslim writers on work ethic and how they are given the subdivision of intrinsic and extrinsic categories. The result shows that although some of these concepts and others were used in the Malay Muslim literatures, nonetheless, they all still conform to these eight broad categories as taken from the Qur’an and Sunnah when critical analysed, hence, the study concludes that these eight concepts of Islamic work ethic are relevant in the work of the Malay Muslim writers on Islamic work ethic and their division into extrinsic and inttrinsic categories are justified as some of they are apprent on the work done while others are inner motivators of work in an Islamic way.

How to cite this article:

Shukri Ahmad, Mohamad Khadafi Rofie, Musa Yusuf Owoyemi and Aminurraasyid Bin Yatiban, 2016. Extrinsic and Intrinsic Principles of Islamic Work Ethic: An Analysis of Malay Literatures in Malaysia on Islamic Work Ethic. The Social Sciences, 11: 5845-5854.

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