Posted on 07/06/2012 by __socrates

SOUL. There are two words used in the Qur’an for the soul of man, run روح Heb. ruakh and nafs نفس nephesh; e.g.:—
Surah xvii. 87:. “They will ask thee of the spirit (ruh). Say, the spirit proceedeth at my Lord’s command, but of knowledge only a little to you is given.”
Surah iii. 24: “Each soul (nafs) shall be paid what it has earned.”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam