With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura Ar-Rahman (55)
Our gift of speech – an undeniable favour of Allah SWT
“He has created man, He has taught him speech (and intelligence).”
In verses 3 and 4 Allah speaks of the creation of human beings (Insaan) and endowed with the unique ability of intelligent communication and speech. The word Insaan carries a significance of a person seeking companionship and or communication. Interestingly the very next verse speaks of mankind’s faculty of bayaan (to be able to communicate intelligently). If we consider this faculty (of speech) we tend to take it for granted but without it human development would have been extremely difficult and likely impossible.
This is a clear favour from Allah SWT and accordingly we must use this faculty for good as Allah teaches us in Sura 33:70 “O ye who believe! Fear Allah, and (always) say a word directed to the Right”.
Intelligent speech is an undeniable favour and this sura reminds with the repeated phrase: “Then which of the favors of your Lord will you deny”. May Allah SWT save us from being ungrateful to Him. Cross reference – 16:18
Salaam / Peace