Human Motivational Behavior: From West and Islamic Perspective

Mariam Abd Majid, Syarul Azman Shaharuddin, Abur Hamdi Usman, Fakhri Sungit


This article discusses on human motivational behavior from the perspective of western and Islam. According to some Western psychologists, the aspects of physiology, biology, psychosocial, biosociopsychology are among the factors that drive the behavior of human, while according to Islam, the needs of body and soul as basic of human creation have implications for human behavior. By adopting documentation method and comparative analysis, this article found that human behavior motivated by the needs of the body and the spirit, which comprises elements of al-nafs (soul), al-qalb (heart), al-bashirah (the mind’s eye view), and common sense proposition that was proven through naqli. There are similarities and differences of West and Islamic view related to psychological impulses of human behavior.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n3s1p106

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