“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is as if there were a niche and within it a lamp, the lamp is in a glass, and the glass as if it were a brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree, an olive, neither of the east or of the west, whose oil would almost glow forth [of itself] even though no fire touches it. Light upon light! Allah guides to His Light whom He Wills. Allah sets forth parables for mankind, and Allah knows everything.” (Surah an-Nur :35)
All praises be to Allah who is known by the Beautiful Name, an-Nur, the Light. He is the Light of the heavens and the earth. He illuminates the hearts of those who are close to Him with knowledge of Him, faith in Him and guidance from Him. He is the One who has lit the heavens and the earth with lights that He has placed therein. His veil is light and were He to uncover it, the sublimity and splendour of His Face would burn everything of the creation that His Sight fell upon.