Salamu alaykum everyone,
I would like to share with you an English lecture (Approx 1 hr) by Imam Dr. Usama Al-Atar on "The Lights of Guidance" Discussing verse 35 of chapter Nur, mentioning some clear and simple points. Just click on the link to listen:
Verse of Discussion: Surah 24: Ayah 35
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, (and) the glass is as it were a brightly shining star, lit from a blessed olive-tree, neither eastern nor western, the oil whereof almost gives light though fire touch it not-- light upon light-- Allah guides to His light whom He pleases, and Allah sets forth parables for men, and Allah is Cognizant of all things. (24:35 Quran, Shakir English Translation)
Stage of discussion:
1. The definition of Noor
2. Prooving the existence of Allah
3. Example of 'light'
4. Other Quran verses with 'Nur'
5. light of guidance