Speech of Allah to Musa (A.S.) According to Ahlus Sunnat Wal Jamaat

Question ID: 15798

We know that Allah spoke to Musa Alayhissalaam, the Prophet salallahualaihiwasallam and that Allah also speaks to the angels.

Yet according to the Quran we are to believe that Allah is unlike His creation – (لَيْسَ كَمِثْلِهِ شَيْءٌ).

Thus in light of this, what is the position of ahlus sunnah wal jamat?

Are we to believe that Allah himself directly spoke to Musa Alayhissalaam and the Prophet salallahualaihiwasallam but in a manner that befits Him and which we cannot comprehend and Allah Himself directly speaks to the angels in a matter that befits Him and which we cannot comprehend?

Or are we to believe Allah creates a voice when speaking? Some people say that in the case of Musa Alayhissalaam, for example, that the voice which Musa Alayhissalaam heard was from a tree and that Allah had created the voice therein for it to denote on His actual speech, and that this voice was part of Allah’s creation and was not Allah’s personal voice.

Please give us the Sunni viewpoint.


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Asked on August 12, 2015 10:27 pm
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An accepted view is that there was sound. There are two types:-
One ‘Kalam Nafsi’ – internal speech, Second ‘Kalam Lafzi’ – which sounds as you have indicated to.

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Answered on August 18, 2015 3:09 pm