Question about verse 2:253 and who it is to whom Allaah spoke
Fatwa No: 173493

  • Fatwa Date:19-2-2012 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 27, 1433
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Question

with which ONE apostle did Allah speak to, as mentioned in 2.253,

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,  is His slave and Messenger.

 

Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {…Among them were those to whom Allaah spoke.} [Quran 2:253] Allaah The Almighty means (by this) Moosa (Moses)  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention as He spoke to him directly; Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {And Allaah spoke to Moses with [direct] speech.} [Quran 4:164]

Allaah The Almighty also spoke directly to our Prophet Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) on the night of his ascension to the heavens [the night of Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi’raaj].

Aadam  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention was also a prophet who was spoken to by Allaah The Almighty as mentioned in a Hadeeth (narration).

 Ibn Katheer  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said (while interpreting the verse), “{…Among them were those to whom Allaah spoke}, means Moosa  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention and Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). Aadam  may  Allaah  exalt  his  mention was also spoken to by Allaah as in the Hadeeth reported by Ibn Hibbaan  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him and which was narrated by Abu Tharr  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him.”

Allaah Knows best.

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