Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Shaikh Badruddin of Simawna On The Light Verse

"Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth. A likeness of His light is as a niche in which is a lamp- the lamp is in a glass, the glass is as it were a bright shinning star- lit from a blessed olive tree neither eastern nor western, the oil whereof gives light, though fire touches it not- light upon light.

- Quran Nur, 24:35

Nur, the divine light, is that which manifests the secret truth. Misqat, the niche, is the visible material universe. Zujaj, the glass, which is "as it were a bright shinning star," is the spirit. The oil which gives light "though fire touches it not" is Allah's attributes and beautiful names manifest in the creation. Shajarah, the blessed tree neither of the east nor of the west, is Divine Knowledge. Misbah, the lamp, is Allah's existence. The Divine Verse shows the Turth manifested in Allah's Being, in His divine knowledge, in His beautiful names and attributes, in the spirit, and in the visible material universe These are called His "five exalted Presences" which are entrusted to mankind.

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