Rewards and Commitment in Social Development: Equiping Modern Muslim Communities with Knowledge on Islamic Work Ethics towards Better Living Conditions

Shukri Ahmad, Mohamad Khadafi Hj Rofie, Ssuna Salim


Rewards and commitment are two significant ingredients in any activity concerning the quality of work. Research in Islamic work ethics focuses on internal rewards to be gained in the Hereafter, and the extrinsic rewards such as success and wealth acquisition in business results. Commitment plays a significant role in the success of any person or organization based on jobs noble values. The committed workers will be able to ensure the success of any business effectively. Islam has outlined the principles of work ethics through the concept of rewards and commitment in society to render service to Allah and to the communities. This paper will discuss the concept of Islamic work ethics in terms of commitment and rewards and how useful these aspects are in equipping the current Muslim societies to contribute actively towards their better living conditions. The study uses a textual analysis methodology. The study is of the view that, the internal and external commitment and rewards will play a prominent role in rebuilding modern Muslim communities after having been seriously passive and lack commitment in carrying out their work thus lagging backward a in comparison to other communities. It is hoped that this paper will throw some light and analysis on Islamic work Ethics involving reward and commitment to this community whose ingredients and application will be of crucial benefit to the their work ethics.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n1s1p395

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