Islam/something of his spirit
Peace be with you. My question revolves around the phrase repeated in the Qur'an, "...breathed into him something of his spirit." Surah 32:9, 15:29. I am curious as to how this defines what exists deepest within us. As I read this phrase, I understand it to mean that a part or piece (I'm not sure what word best describes it) of our creator exists within us. For, at one time, what is within us now used to be within or part of our creator, if I'm interpreting the phrase correctly. To me, 'something of his spirit' translates to us possessing now something, or part of, our creator.
I can't seem to find any literature that discusses this dynamic. I know that we cannot equate ourselves to God, but how do we reconcile possessing something of his spirit when valuing ourselves?
Peace be with you.
Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)
The exact english translation of all the arabic words are not possible. What we have is a mere idea of what it could mean when translated from Arabic.
In the absence of much detail - any attempt to correctly explain these thoughts of Allah being present in us would be full of errors.
Therefore Allah has promised to give a chance to the beleivers to see him and on that day you may ask and clarify these doubts directly with Allah.
In order to reach to that level - just follow the Quran as much as possible and repent for the mistakes that you have done before. Now its the best month to do so.
All the best and do remember us in your prayers.
[Quran 17:85] ... of knowledge it is only a little that is communicated to you, (O men!)"
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