The Merciful Allah has taught us language so that we can express our feelings and ideas to each other. Therefore, language is a very important blessing from Allah. It is through this language that we speak and express our feelings. And through words, we can reach the mind of others. Likewise, our words can cause harm or suffering to others. Islam teaches us how to manage our speeches in different situations in our daily life. So, the Holy Qur’an has certified them as the best speakers in the sight of Allah who does only three things with their words.
The Holy Quran provides us the ways of achieving those virtues which are so effective to reform us as human beings. As the best creation of Allah, we need to know how we can arrange our words to be acceptable and good to Him. As per the verse of surah Al Ha-Meem-Sajdah (verse-33), Allah has declared a person as the best in speech who does the followings-
1. Inviting People to Allah
How many words we say in our everyday life! But the best words are that through which we invite people to the path of Allah. Because inviting people to Allah is a very important and best thing in Islam. Throughout the ages, all the prophets and messengers have invited people to the way of Allah. And the last and final prophet Muhammad (SAW) is the greatest of the callers. They are also the best speakers in the sight of Allah who call people to Allah. The method of inviting people to the almighty has been declared to his messenger in the Quran. Allah has also instructed us to inform people about this method of da’wah.
2. Doing Righteous Deeds
The importance of good deeds in Islam is immense. Every Muslim believer is virtuous and encourages and admonishes others to do virtuous deeds through their words. Because doing good deeds is one of the main virtues of a believer.
Doing good deeds means being a good worshiper. So, the words of a virtuous person are the best word to the Almighty. Good deeds do not have a specific dimension. Good works are boundless and done only for the pleasure of Allah. In short, good deeds is to obey the order of Allah and avoid the prohibition of Allah. As a Muslim everybody must know the order and prohibition of Allah. Doing good works and inspiring others to do good works are the most valuable deeds to the Almighty indeed.
3. Declaring Own-self as a Muslim
A person who can mark himself as a Muslim gains ultimate success. Because in the Holy Quran, Allah has announced, “Truly, the only religion with Allah is Islam”. (Surah Al Imran:19). Therefore, Islam is the only religion and complete code of life by which we can attain the pleasure and nearness of Allah. And the words which are uttered to testify to oneself as a Muslim are undoubtedly the best in the sight of the Almighty Lord. So, a person who claims to be a Muslim is considered the best speaker before Allah.
But we cannot become proper Muslims just by reciting the words of Shahada in our mouths. To be a complete Muslim we must know what we mean by Islam and what are the characteristics of a Muslim. Then we should try our best to acquire these virtues and be complete Muslims.
وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ قَوْلًا مِمَّنْ دَعَا إِلَى اللَّهِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا وَقَالَ إِنَّنِي مِنَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ“And who is better in speech than he who invites men to Allah, and does righteous deeds, and says: I am one of the Muslims.” – Ha-Mim Sajdah: 33
Relating with the activity of da’wah, doing good works, and becoming a complete Muslim will make our words Acceptable to the merciful almighty. However, the three actions mentioned above make people more beloved and acceptable to Allah Almighty. And the people who complete these tasks are considered the best speakers in the sight of Allah according to the verse mentioned above.