Not exactly. Asking the God directly is part of the law of nature. Consider this, the quran says in surah 55 that God created man then taught him speech. We know that although other animals in existence can communicate in the way we do. To speak languages, one's brain must be endowed with the ability to compute the complex vibrational patterns involved in speech and in other animals the hardware is somewhat capable but the software is not installed, they only have a crappy 30 day trial version that serves their purpose.
Language requires a conscious grasp of the rules of truth and logic; both of these things are BIG in the quran; several verses state that Allah works in concrete truth; truth is only definable under the rules of logic. Everything operates under the laws of truth and logic but you do not see a rock being able to "talk", we as humans are the only entities that can conceptualise.
However the quran says that inanimate objects have a "salat" and also a "glorification", everything in the universe is endowed with a particular such thing. Now if the birds and mountains are not "praying" but the quran says they are still doing "salat" and they are not "glorifying" but they still have a "tasbih" then that means those terms imply something else, not that these things do not have the "salat" and "tasbih" we stupid humans have assigned to the creator. This intrinsically means that our salat/tasbih need not be physically apparent as Sunnis try to promote prayer and beads as.
I believe this question of "prayer" will get answered the second the correct definitions of "salat" and "tasbih" are found.
1. How did Moses staff turn into a snake or how did he part the sea? Was Moses some kind of doomsday physicist?
2. Did Jonah force his way out out of the whale/fish or created a stimulus that caused the whale to gag? Did Jonah forget the Whale's reflexes?
3. What did Zakharia do when he prayed to God for children....was he reading advanced treatments for infertility.
4. From whom Mohammed got inspiration? According to your God, its Mohammed psyche contemplating according to the laws of nature is the one that produced the Quran! It cant be any other way!
5. How did Abraham made the Fire cool? Ohh...I forgot, he is the father of the pioneer physicist Moses!
I do not know enough to make an accurate judgement about these things but I do know a few things. For one, I am not Moses and nor have I seen him around lately so I can't really say how his staff worked or if the Red Sea did get parted. And I haven't seen Jonah myself either so I can't ask him; same for Zakariya and Abraham.
However, what I do know is that the author of the quran puts forth fundamentally wise arguments that I cannot deny without being dishonest to myself. Even being as materialist as it gets, I cannot argue. Even after denying ahadeeth and all forms of religion and other generalisations of all types, I cannot deny the truth of the quran. Irrespective of the other content in the quran that lies outside of my boundaries of falsification, I find powerful truth in it.
The way I think Muhammad got inspiration is via an inner channel. And yes it would have been psyche contemplating the nature of his creator. I come to this conclusion because my own psyche has lead to the exact same understanding and many people believe in the law of unity and they come to it purely by inner-searching; the insights provided by meditation are identical. I for instance come to it by looking at how the numbers work but as it turns out Buddha got there thousands of years ago without ever touching a sheet of paper.
As for Moses, it is simply said that the Creator inspired Moses to strike his staff at defined places and these events occured. This could be as simple as a niggling intuitive feeling that it is the right thing to do to simply hit that part of the ground. I think the instances of Moses' staff in action (gushing springs and parted sea) have everything to do with him hitting a spot of potential energy where he could massively affect the motion of the matter around him. For instance, suppose you have a building which is just about to tip over, it needs the touch of a feather in the right direction to make it fall otherwise it will stay completely stationary. Now if I say "God inspired Moses to touch the building with a feather and then it collapsed", would I be wrong? Contemplate that.
I think (non-militant) atheists today are perhaps the closest to "believers" described in the quran you will get sometimes, ironically. I don't mean complete deniers blind to any evidence but rather those that have come to the conclusion that there is no God purely by applying logical principles to what they know, and in being true to themselves they find that there is no such "God" as the clergy have tried to impose on them. That doesn't mean they deny the true God of reality however, indeed such a thing would be stupid to do. As the quran says, those who follow the best of the word are those that cannot go astray.
I believe in a personal God, it makes feel better and makes sense for initial design. Laws of nature can't design shit!
If it makes you "feel better" that is nice but it is a useless substitute for truth. Consider this, if we assume the universe evolved deterministically from the point of the big bang right until the point of the first life, that means that the physical laws of the universe are defined in no other way than to inevitably result in the creation of life on a planet called Earth some 9.2 billion years in. This means that everything is tailored to fit; the speed of light relative to all other things is what provides this proportioning (i.e. the "length" of a meter relative to the "length" of a second).
The key problem here is; if cause and effect itself is dominated by the rules of spacetime then how did the rules of spacetime get "chosen"? This is the same as asking "God created the universe, who created God?". Why is pi equal to 3.1415926, why is the fine structure constant equal to 1/137, why is the proton-electron mass ratio equal to 1836? And the answer is identical to a very simple question - "Why is 2 + 2 equal to 4?" - it's the only way you could truthfully define 2 + 2. And in the same way these fundamental constants of nature must obey the same thing. Contemplation of things like this is what lead me to believe that "Allah" is the lord of reality, who created the universe in Truth [6:73, 14:19, etc]. Thus there is no argument; things are just the way they are and that's all that there is to it.
Also keep in mind one thing, nowhere in the Quran does Allah claim to be a personal creator. Indeed refer to 14:20 -
[14:19] - Do you not see that Allah created the heavens and the earth with truth? If He please He will take you off and bring a new creation,
[14:20] - And this is not difficult for Allah.
Do you think this is some kind of personal creator? Not at all! Allah is saying something which in Arabic which is blindingly obvious to us in reality; If we do not behave within the system then the system will merely eradicate us as mankind. There is nothing personal, we are merely shapes of truth that the creator is testing out. Many species before us were obliterated. Heard of "dinosaurs", for instance? The God of reality never seemed to find their reptilian rampaging ways as suitable for the Earth's dominance and what do you know, a big fuck off meteor from outer space comes in and takes all the little buggers out.