The objective of the study is to identify the fundamentals of mental, psychological and social education for gifted individuals, from an Islamic perspective as narrated by Prophet Mohammad’s (PBUH) Sunnah. By using the analytical inductive methodology, based on investigating the Prophetic Hadeeths, the study aims at identifying the fundamentals of mental, psychological and social education for gifted individuals.
The study showed that the Sunnah has contained several fundamentals of mental, psychological and social education of the gifted and talented Companions (Sahabat), by preparing them for creative by many measures that include the following, but not all: problem solving, enabling them to demonstrate their talents, nurturing their scientific tendencies and attitudes and working on developing them, enriching their environment with stimulants and mental experiences, consulting them on day to day issues, treating young gifted people as adults and listening to their opinions, developing their motivation and helping them express themselves, satisfying their needs for love, removing psychological barriers, involving them in many spiritual and social events, and accompanying them in their travel from one place to another, and intimacy and attachment to the Prophet and keeping personal contact with him. The results also revealed a relationship between the fundamentals of mental and psychological education and social education for the gifted in the prophetic Sunnah and contemporary educational thought
Contemporary educational thought, Fundamentals of gifted education, Prophetic Sunnah