Say (O Prophet!): “If there were settled on earth angels walking
about in peace and quiet, we should certainly have sent down from the
heaven an angel for an apostle”.
A perusal of the detailed context of the preceding verses would
show that they had no relevance to the point made by Mirza. They had in
fact been revealed by Allah to answer the objection of the disbelievers as
to why a human being and not an angel had been sent to them as a prophet.
Yet, in another of his writings containing a commentary on verse 4 of
Surah Al-Qadr of the Quran (XCVII), Mirza himself conceded that angels did
in fact descend to earth. (cf., Izalah-e-Awham). Furthermore, according to
an entry in the “diary” of Mian Mehmood Ahmad, Khalifa of Qadian,
published in Al-Fazl dated 10 April 1922, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and a fellow
student during his childhood concerning a statement in an old book that
Angel Gabriel no longer descended to earth: “ What the book says is wrong;
Gabriel does come to earth even now”.
In his book " Mavahibur Rahman", Mirza wrote: “Gabriel came near
me, and pointing towards me said, “God will protect thee against
In short, Mirza Sahib had no scruples in interpreting even the
Quranic verses in a manner that suited his purpose in a given
The Human Spirit (Ruh-e-Insaani)
The Holy Quran declares the Ruh (human spirit) to be “by the
Command of the Lord” (XVII, 85). It thus belongs to a category of creation
that is beyond human comprehension and transcends “abode and direction”. A
hadith of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) describes the spirit in the following