What Qur'an Says About Spirit?

When I have fashioned him (in due proportion) and breathed into him of My spirit fall ye down in obeisance unto him.î[38-72]

So, when I have made him and have breathed into him of My spirit, do ye fall down, prostrating yourselves unto him. [15-29]

But He fashioned him in due proportion and breathed into him something of His spirit.  And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding): little thanks do ye give! [32-9]

Warn that there is no god but I, wherefore fear Me. He sendeth down the angels with the spirit by His command upon whomsoever of his bondmen He willeth: [16-2]

The angels and the spirit descend therein by the command of their Lord with His decrees for every affair. [97-4]

That it may warn (men) of the Day of Mutual Meeting Raised high above ranks (or degrees) (He is) the Lord of the Throne (of authority): by his command doth He send the spirit (of inspiration) to any of His servants He pleases [40-15]

Even so We have revealed Unto thee a spirit of Our command; thou knewest not whatsoever the Book was, nor whatsoever the faith; We have made it a light wherewith We guide whomsoever We will of Our bondmen. And verily thou guidest Unto a straight path. [42-52]

With it came down the Spirit of Faith and Truth [26-193]

And they ask thee regarding the spirit, Say thou: the spirit is by the command of my Lord, and ye have not been vouchsafed of knowledge save a little. [17-85]

Say the Holy Spirit has brought the revelation from thy Lord in truth in order to strengthen those who believe and as a guide and Glad Tidings to Muslims. [16-102]

Thou wilt not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day loving those who resist Allah and His Apostle even though they were their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their kindred.  For such He has written Faith in their hearts and strengthened them with a spirit from Himself.  And He will admit them to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow to dwell therein (for ever).  Allah will be well pleased with them and they with Him.  They are the Party of Allah. Truly it is the Party of Allah that will achieve Felicity. [58-22]

Whereby the angels ascend Unto Him and also the spirit, On a Day whereof the measure is fifty thousand years. [70-4]

The Day that the Spirit and the angels will stand forth in ranks none shall speak except any who is permitted by (Allah) Most Gracious and he will say what is right. [78-38]

O ye people of the Book; exceed not the bounds in Your religion, and say not of Allah save that which is the truth. The Messiah 'Isa, son of Maryam, is but an apostle of Allah and His word --He cast it upon Maryam-- and a spirit from Him. Believe wherefore in Allah and His apostles, and say not: three. Desist, that it may be well for you. Allah is but the One God: hallowed be He that there should be unto Him a son! His is whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth, and sufficeth Allah as a Trustee. [4-171]

We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession of Apostles; We gave Jesus the son of Mary clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the holy spirit.  Is it that whenever there comes to you an Apostle with what ye yourselves desire not ye are puffed up with pride?  Some ye called impostors and others ye slay![2:87]

Those apostles We endowed with gifts some above others: to one of them Allah spoke; others He raised to degrees (of honor); to Jesus the son of Mary We gave clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit.  If Allah had so willed succeeding generations would not have fought among each other after clear (Signs) had come to them but they (chose) to wrangle some believing and others rejecting.  If Allah had so willed they would not have fought each other; but Allah fulfilleth His plan. [2-253]

And Mary the daughter of `Imran who guarded her chastity; and We breathed into her (body) of Our spirit; and she testified to the truth of the words of her Lord and of His Revelations and was one of the devout (Servants). [66-12]

Then she took beside them a curtain; then We sent unto her Our Spirit, and he took unto her the form of a human being sound. [19-17]

And she who guarded her chastity! Then We breathed into her of Our spirit, and made her and her son a sign unto the worlds. [21-91]

Then will Allah say: "O Jesus the son of Mary! recount my favor to thee and to thy mother.  Behold! I strengthened thee with the holy spirit so that thou didst speak to the people in childhood and in maturity. Behold! I taught thee the Book and Wisdom the Law and the Gospel. And behold! thou makes out of clay as it were the figure of a bird by My leave and thou breathes into it and it becometh a bird by My leave and thou healest those born blind and the lepers by My leave. And behold! thou brings forth the dead by My leave.  And behold! I did restrain the Children of Israel from (violence to) thee when thou didst show them the Clear Signs and the unbelievers among them said: `This is nothing but evident magic'. [5-110]

Compiled by

Dr.Masood Tariq

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