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Light July 20, 2015

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It is in the deep and still darknesses of these blessed nights that Light is everywhere, inside ourselves, enveloping us …

We complete this month for in it Light was sent down … and we seek a night worth more than a lifetime of devotion because in it Light began … our revealed Light – the Qur’an –

“Have faith, therefore, in Allah and His Messenger, and in the Light which we have sent down.” (64:8)

“Oh people, there has come to you a conclusive proof from your Lord, and We have sent down to you a clear light.”

Our souls are Light –

“On the Day you see the believing men and believing women, their light proceeding before them and on their right, ‘Your good tidings today are gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein you will abide eternally.’ That is what is the great attainment.” (57:12)

Our path is Light –

“Oh you who have believed, have Taqwa of Allah and believe in His Messenger; He will give you a double portion of His mercy and make for you a Light by which you will walk and forgive you; and Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.” (57:28)

Light is always One whilst the darknesses are many –

“Allah guides those who pursue His pleasure to the ways of peace and brings them out from darknesses into the light, by His permission, and guides them to a straight path.” (5:16)

“Allah is the ally of those who believe. He brings them out from darknesses into the light.” (2:257)

The beloved (saw) is Light –

“Oh Prophet, indeed We have sent you as a witness and a bringer of good tidings and a warner. And one who calls to Allah, by His permission, and a lamp spreading Light.” (33:46-47)

Allah is the Light of existence –

“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth … Light upon Light”(24:35)

Ya Nur! Ya Nur! Ya Nur!

“Our Lord, perfect for us our light and forgive us. Indeed, You have over all things power.” (66:8)

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