Sunday, 19 April 2009

Is "the Holy Spirit" Only Another Name for the Angel Gabriel? Part III

About Qura’anic inconsistencies

From Part II

Additionally, there are two hadiths from Sahih Muslim affirming that the Spirit is not Gabriel:

Narrated Aisha: The Messenger of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to pronounce while bowing and prostrating himself: All Glorious, all Holy, Lord of the Angels and the Spirit." (Sahih Muslim, Book 4, Number 0987)

Again, in agreement with the Qur’an, this
tradition distinguishes between Angels and the Spirit. This strongly suggests that Gabriel is not the Holy Spirit.

Aisha said: I heard Allah's Messenger (peace_be_upon_him) saying to Hassan: Verily Ruh al-Qudus (The Holy Spirit) will continue to help you so long as you put up a defense on behalf of Allah and his Messenger...and Gabriel, the Apostle of Allah is among us, and the Holy Spirit who has no match." (Sahih Muslim, Book 30, Number 6081)

This hadith distinguishes clearly between Gabriel and the Holy Spirit, affirming that they are not one and the same entity.

The preceding factors clearly demonstrate that the
Qur’an provides no substantiation for the claim that "Holy Spirit" is an attributive noun used for Gabriel. In fact, a case has been made that the Qur’an clearly distinguishes the Holy Spirit from the angel Gabriel.

In conclusion, Laura’s article fails to deal with the real issues. We also found the author misrepresenting and misapplying her sources. In certain cases the very sources used by the author actually refute her very own argument.

In the service of the eternal Triune God of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is the one true God and eternal life! Amen. Come Lord Jesus. We love forever.



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