Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Hizaam was asked:


Did Allah Aza Wa Jal speak with the previous prophets in other than the Arabic Language?


Yes, without a doubt he spoke with them with that which they understood. Allah Ta’alaa said:

وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا مِن رَّسُولٍ إِلَّا بِلِسَانِ قَوْمِهِ

“‏And We sent not a Messenger except with the language of his people”


Musa عليه السلام Allah Aza Wa Jal spoke to him, (as) Allah Ta’alaa said:

و كلم الله موسى تكليما

“And to Musa Allah spoke directly”


He spoke to them with that which they understood and Musa’s عليه السلام language wasn’t the arabic language, thus he spoke to him with that which he understood

Translated by

Majid Jawed Al Afghanee
Abu Layl