This paper traces the development of the "Linguistic Turn" in the 20th century in philosophy and historiography. It seeks to identify its various aspects and account for the skepticism of some historians towards it. The paper also seeks to explore the similarities and differences between the Linguistic Turn and the understanding of pre-modern Muslim scholars of the nature of historical knowledge and the role of the historian and language in shaping it. The paper shows that the Linguistic Turn does not in fact refer to a specific linguistic trend, but rather to multiple such trends that appeared in the 20th century. Furthermore, although it initially referred to Analytic Philosophy, it came to be associated in historiography with hermeneutics and post-modernism particularly. Additionally, despite the fact that hermeneutics was integral to the thought of most Muslim scholars, their principles differed significantly from those of the Linguistic Turn. Nonetheless, they seem to have ascribed to language a role in constructing reality, an idea that is associated with some of the trends of the Linguistic Turn. Finally, the conclusion discusses the possible benefits of the ideas of the Linguistic Turn on the study of history.