Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs
(And who is better in speech) who is wiser in speech; and it is also said that this means: who is better in inviting others (than him who prayeth unto his Lord) than he who invites people to believe in Allah's divine Oneness; i.e. Muhammad (pbuh) (and doeth right) and perform the obligations; it is also said that this verse was revealed about the muezzins. He says: who is better in inviting people than he who calls to Allah through the call to prayer and then does right, i.e. performs two units of prayer after the call to prayer, except for the call to prayer of Maghrib, (and saith: Lo! I am of those who surrender (unto Him)) I adhere to the religion of Islam and says: I believe truly. The reference here is to Muhammad (pbuh) and his Companions.
Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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