Monday, October 13, 2014

The Sura of Light

"God is the light of the heavens and the earth. A metaphor for His light is a niche in which there is a lamp placed in a glass. The glass is like a shining star which is lit from a blessed olive tree that is neither eastern nor western. Its oil almost lights up even though it has not been touched by the fire. It is light upon light. God guides to His light whomever He wants. God uses various metaphors. He has the knowledge of all things." - The Sura of Light, Qur'ān 24:35

A lot could be written about this verse, and much ink has already been spilt in reference to this verse. In fact, the Persian mystic theologian and philosopher Al-Ghazali wrote an entire book based on the ideas expressed in this verse.

The Sura of Light

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