this week I want to emphasize what does this word this phrase mean that Allah azza wajjal uses قَوْلًا سَدِيدًا a word that is straightforward and I want to start with something very basic and work my way up. The basics I want to start with is the Power of Words themselves, Allah azza wajjal made the human being unique, all creation has a language. Allah even says
وَإِن مِّن شَيْءٍ إِلَّا يُسَبِّحُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَلَـٰكِن لَّا تَفْقَهُونَ تَسْبِيحَهُمْ [17:44]
there’s not a single creation except it’s also declaring Allah’s perfection in some way in its own language however you cannot understand, how it’s declaring Allah’s Perfection, a rock, a tree, every atom every subatomic particle is engaged in the praise of Allah, and declaring Allah’s perfection in its own way, in its own language, and actually Birds trees inanimate objects all of them have a language and which is why all of this creation will become witness on the day of judgment, even things that we don’t think have a language like our body parts you know they’re going to be speaking out and testifying and they’re going to say
أَنطَقَنَا اللَّهُ الَّذِي أَنطَقَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ [41:21]
the one who gave all things the ability to speak has today given us the ability to speak.
So that’s the first place I want to start with all things have language. But human beings were given a special ability to produce language. We’re more capable we’re more sophisticated in how we use words and how we can communicate ideas and Advance ideas and the Power of Words actually I would argue there’s nothing more powerful that human beings are capable of Than Words.
As a matter of fact there’s nothing more powerful and the most power the most evident indication of that is that Allah azza wajjal himself decided to guide Humanity through words. At the end of the day the Quran essentially is Qalamullah as he describes it himself in surat At-Tawba it is the speech of Allah, it is words.
So human beings this great gift that Allah taught us when he said Allamal Quran in Surat Ar-Rahman and he said allamahul bayaan before that allamal quran khalaqal insaan.
He taught the human being the ability to speak. So our words are actually a very power powerful gift that Allah gave us, and using when we open our mouth and say something. We have to appreciate that this gift was not given to other creation the way it was given to us and this is the gift because of which we are able to communicate with Allah and Allah communicates with us through this gift that Revelation would mean nothing if we didn’t have the power of language.
So when you have been given and I have been given a very expensive. I would even argue a Priceless gift. then the way we use it has to be Exquisite we have to be extra careful about how we use this gift because we value it on a side note I just want to say something that’s not related to this khutba and that is that all languages English Arabic French German Punjabi Bengali you name it.
Whatever language you speak all of them are children of the language taught to Adam(as) all of them and all languages Adam (AS) did not know language on his own it was revealed to him, that was revealed to him to him you know what that means?
That all languages are a revealed gift of Allah all of them. So making fun of somebody’s language and making fun of how somebody speaks or making some fun of you know fun of cultures because they have different language than us is actually making fun of something Allah himself revealed.
It’s sacred you know some people have in their head that Arabic is sacred but you know Punjabi but you know what all languages Allah says