The “Holy Spirit” (Rooh al-Qudus) is Jibreel (peace be upon him).

Posted on July 12, 2014


Shaykh al-Shanqeeti said:
“The words of Allaah (interpretation of the meaning), “‘and [We] supported him with Rooh al-Qudus’
[al-Baqarah 2:87]” refer to Jibreel according to the most sound view.
This is indicated by the words (interpretation of the meaning): 
“‘Which the trustworthy Rooh has brought down’ [al-Shu’ara’ 26:193]” 
“‘then We sent to her our Rooh’ [Maryam 19:17]”.” 

Ibn Abi Haatim narrated from Ahmad ibn Sinaan… Abu’l-Za’raa’ told us: ‘Abd-Allaah said:
‘Rooh al-Qudus (“the Holy Spirit”) is Jibreel’,
then he said:
‘something similar was narrated from Muhammad ibn Ka’b al-Qurazi, Qutaadah, ‘Atiyah al-‘Awfi, al-Saddi and al-Rabee’ ibn Anas’. 

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said:
‘The majority of scholars said that this refers to Jibreel (peace be upon him), and that Allaah called him “al-Rooh al-Ameen”, “Rooh al-Qudus” and Jibreel.”’

(“Daqaa’iq al-Tafseer”, part 1, p. 310)