Language ;the method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way. It is also the system of communication used by a particular community or country.
Language is the means, the medium and the bridge for us to connect with others. It is also the road to a successful understanding amongst others. English being the world’s universal language and the global lingua franca sparks an importance for us to learn it. I agree with the fact that our national language is Bahasa Melayu but, we have to keep in mind, globally everything is in English. Yes, our nation have a reliance on Bahasa Melayu for unity but, English is important for us to go global.
The idea here is to implore and emphasise on learning languages. How else are we going to push our da’wah towards? Effective communication is important for others to know Islam. for others to understand the Muslim mind and also for others to realise Islam’s true goal; for peace. Being a person, who can speak up to 5 languages but only being fluent in 2 makes me feel ashamed. I can’t make much da’wah to the Chinese community just yet. I have to polish it more and more.
..An idea is pointless if only you can understand it..
That is why, whatever we have now, whichever language, we must use the best out of it for the sake of da’wah. What is the use if we know a specific language but only to curse or to say bad things? It is pointless both in Dunia and in akhirah.
Language is one of the things Allah gave us the gift with, we have our mouths to speak and to talk to each other. So, that misunderstanding or dispute may not occur. Seeing the world now makes me wonder,are we taking it for granted?
Think. Have you given your best?
Learn more. Be more.
The true goal is Jannah.
-Mr.Ambitious, Vynson Kuan