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35. 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 enclosed in Glass: the glass as it were a

brilliant star: Lit from a blessed Tree, an Olive, neither of the east nor of the west, whose

oil is well-nigh luminous, though fire scarce touched it: Light upon Light! Allah doth

guide whom He will to His Light: Allah doth set forth Parables for men: and Allah doth

know all things.

36. Fee buyootin athina Allahu an turfaAAa wayuthkara feeha ismuhu yusabbihu lahu

feeha bi


lghuduwwi wa




36. (Lit is such a Light) in houses, which Allah hath permitted to be raised to honour; for

the celebration, in them, of His name: In them is He glorified in the mornings and in the

evenings, (again and again),-

37. Rijalun la tulheehim tijaratun wala bayAAun AAan thikri Allahi wa-iqami a



wa-eeta-i a


zzakati yakhafoona yawman tataqallabu feehi alquloobu wa




37. By men whom neither traffic nor merchandise can divert from the Remembrance of

Allah, nor from regular Prayer, nor from the practice of regular Charity: Their (only) fear

is for the Day when hearts and eyes will be transformed (in a world wholly new),-