Muslims: I want information about the mighty arch angel Gabriel?

It could be anything just true information BUT It should only be with a source from Quranic verse or true hadith


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  • 7 years ago
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    AssalomuAleykum, :

    One of the four archangels. Also called Jibril. He is mentioned with that name in the Quran three times. (al-Baqara, 2/97-98; at-Tahrim, 64/4). This word, Jibril, is a Hebrew word consisting of two words “jibr” and “il”. “Jibr” means the servant and “il” means Allah, which means together “servant of Allah” . (M.H. Yazır, Hak Dini Kur' an Dili (True Religion, the Quran’s Language) l, 431). Gabriel is mentioned in the Quran with the names “Ruh (The Spirit)” “Ruhul Qudus (The Holy Spirit)” and “Ruhul Amin (The Trustworthy Spirit)”

    Gabriel’s duty is being a messenger between Allah and His prophets. He conveys the orders and decrees from Allah to the prophets. The Quran was also revealed to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through Gabriel. In the Quran, the following is stated regarding the issue: “ O Muhammad, Ruhul Emin (The Trustworthy Spirit) has revealed the Quran onto your heart with a clear Arabic , in order that you warn the people” (Surah ash-Shuara, The Poets , 26/192-195)

    Gabriel may take any form. Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has seen him in his real appearance twice: once, when he was descending from Hira to Makkah, at the beginning of the Revelation, and the second time when he was returning from the Miraj (The Ascension) at Sidratul Muntaha (A holy place in the heavens) (as-Saati,al-Fathu'r-Rabbani, VIII, 5). Gabriel, sometimes, brought the Revelation, in the form of an ordinary man. Then, mostly, he used to be in the apperance of the handsome and young companion Dihyatul Kalbi (Tajridi Sarih Translation, IX,35). Gabriel accompanied the Prophet (PBUH) during the Ascension (Miraj), from Makkah to Jerusalem and from there to Sidratu'l-Muntaha. (Bukhari, Bed'u'l-Halk (Onset of the Creation) 6;(Salat) Prayer 1).

    These commands are in the Surah an-Najm:

    “He was taught by one mighty in Power . Endued with Wisdom: For he appeared (in stately form). While he was in the highest part of the horizon. Then he approached and came closer. And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer. So did (Allah) convey the inspiration to His Servant (conveyed) what He (meant) to convey “ And in another verse, the following is stated :

    ”And if you back each other against him, truly Allah is his Protector, and Gabriel, and (every) righteous one among those who believe― and furthermore, the angels― will back (him) up.” (at-Tahrim, 66/4)

    In the Madinah period, the Jewish scholars asked the Prophet (PBUH) several questions to test him, depending on their knowledge in their books. When they got all correct answer, they asked the name of the angel that brings the revelation to him. When he said “Gabriel” , they said “He is our enemy, he brings war and violence. Our angel of revelation is Michael. He brings good tidings, cheapness and abundance. If he had been your angel, we would have believed you” (M. Hamdi Yazır, ibid. I, 429). Upon this, the following verses were revealed: “ Say, Whoever is an enemy to Gabriel-for he brings down the (revelation) to thy heart by Allah's will, a confirmation of what went before and guidance and glad tidings for those who believe.―. Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and prophets to Gabriel and Michael-Lo! Allah is an enemy to those who reject faith.(Surah al-Baqara 2/ 97 98)”

    Allah depicted Gabriel with the attributes of power and trust : “Verily this is the word of a most honorable Messenger endued with Power, with rank before the Lord of the Throne with authority there, (and) faithful of his trust (at-Takwir, 81/19-21)

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    You will not find any real verse of the Qur'an that mentions Gabriel except for a couple and even there it obliquely refers to Gabriel.

    Regarding the erroneous of the post above, Qur'an, Surat al Anbiya, 21:91 reads:-

    Wallatee ahsanat farjahafanafakhna feeha min roohinawajaAAalnaha wabnaha ayatanlilAAalameen

    "roohinawajaAAalnaha" is referring to the Spirit of God, not Gabriel who is called Jibreel there. You could say that it was the Holy Ghost who took the Breath of God to Mary and "blew" it into her.

    Qur'an, Surat at Tahrim, 66:12, again, says:-

    Wamaryama ibnata AAimrana allatee ahsanatfarjaha fanafakhna feehi min roohinawasaddaqat bikalimati rabbiha wakutubihi wakanatmina alqaniteen

    "roohinawasaddaqat" by the Spirit of Allah and the Gift [of Jesus' life as the Breath of Allah being breathed into Mary] It's still saying the Holy Ghost, not Gabriel whose name is nowhere to be found there.

    Also, most interestingly, this verse clearly says "Wamaryama ibnata AAimrana" which translates as "And, Mary the daughter of Amran". Any Chirsitian knows that Amran was the Father of Moses, Aaron and Miriam and that Mary was the daughter of Joachim [pronounced Whakim in Hebrew and Wakim in Arabic]. This is, once again, proof that Mohammad goofed up big time.

    Now, in Surat al Baqara, 2:97 and 98, Gabriel is named and mentions.

    Qul man kana AAaduwwan lijibreelafa-innahu nazzalahu AAala qalbika bi-ithni Allahimusaddiqan lima bayna yadayhi wahudan wabushralilmu/mineen

    Man kana AAaduwwan lillahiwamala-ikatihi warusulihi wajibreela wameekalafa-inna Allaha AAaduwwun lilkafireen

    Say, "Whoever is an enemy to Gabriel - it is [none but] he who has brought the Qur'an down upon your heart, [O Muhammad], by permission of Allah , confirming that which was before it and as guidance and good tidings for the believers."

    Whoever is an enemy to Allah and His angels and His messengers and Gabriel and Michael - then indeed, Allah is an enemy to the disbelievers.

    Qur'an, Surat at Tahrim, 66:4

    In tatooba ila Allahifaqad saghat quloobukuma wa-in tathaharaAAalayhi fa-inna Allaha huwa mawlahu wajibreelu wasalihualmu/mineena walmala-ikatu baAAda thalika thaheer

    If you two [wives] repent to Allah , [it is best], for your hearts have deviated. But if you cooperate against him - then indeed Allah is his protector, and Gabriel and the righteous of the believers and the angels, moreover, are [his] assistants.

    Like I said before, Gabriel is not even mentioned except in passing and it's clear that the passages that refer to the ruh'al'illah or the Spirit of God are purposefully ones where Gabriel is not mentioned.

    Also, there isn't anywhere in the Qur'an where Gabriel is referred to as the "Ruh" or Spirit in clarification to have the Muslims that all the mentions of the Holy Ghost were actually referring to Gabriel.

    I don't have enough space to g through the many Sahih Hadiths which clarify that the ruh'al'illah is the Spirit of God, so, I'll have to sign off now, due to lack of space.\


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  • JustMe
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    He is close to God than anyone else..based on a hadith of his conversation with Muhammad about the End of Time.

    And God defended him in the Quran.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Well, he (or was it Allah; not really clear) blew into Mary's v@gina to 'initiate' the birth of Jesus.

    He can take human, spiritual or angelic form


    @Innocent: Just FYI, there is no such thing as a 'true' hadith. They are graded according to trustworthiness. The ones most trustworthy are called 'sahih' (authentic / islamically approved) - the best being by Bukhari or Muslim {there are thousands of them) down to weak (dai'if) which are pretty much ignored.



    Source(s): Quran: 21:91 Quran: 66:12 Hadith qudsi For more info go to:
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    6 years ago

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