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Verse in Surat Al-Qadr Meaning

Q:

Assalamu Alaikum,

In the verse in Surat al Qadr that reads “تنزل الملائكة والروح فيها بإذن ربهم من كل أمر.” What is “ruh” referring to? Who or what is the ruh?

A:

Alaykum Salaam

It cannot be said for certain whether it is Jibrail or an angel even higher than him.

In any case, the ruh is a messenger who descends with the command/affair of Allah to His chosen representative (hujjah) on the night of Qadr.

Kind regards

Abbas Jaffer