Allah Taãla says in the Noble Qurãn, 'You are the best of nations sent to man. You command good and forbid evil and you believe in Allah'. (Aali Imraan).
Allah Taãla states that one reason for this Ummah being titled as the best of Ummah, is the practice of commanding good and preventing evil'.
The presence of taqwa is recognized by three things: Rushing to fulfill Allah's commands; Seeking nothing from people; Speaking and acting only for what benefits one in this life and in the Hereafter. [Shaqeeq al Balkhi