ALI-603: The Verse of Light
The verse of light is one of the outstanding and conceptually difficult verses of the Qur’an. It introduces Allah (S) as the light of the heavens and the earth, an attribute not found in any other verse of the Qur’an. Yet, what does it mean for Allah (S) to be the light of the heavens and the earth? The verse then exemplifies this light with a niche which contains a lamp which is in a glass. What is the meaning of this similitude and the various components found in it? This course will seek to shed light on these questions and remove some of the mystery surrounding the meaning of this verse. Each session will be one hour long.
Instructor: Sh. Murtaza Bachoo
Dates: 2 Fridays, May 21 and 28, 2021
Timings: LA/Vancouver 11 am, Toronto/NY 2 pm, UK 7 pm, East Africa 9 pm.