24-The Light 35-40 with Quran:

We ask Allah for protection from the cursed devil, and

we begin in Allah's name who is great and continuously merciful:

the light 1 

(24:35) I am the guiding light in the heavens and the Earth for everyone and everything. My light is like a recessed shelf with an oil lamp burning. The lamp is enclosed in glass that is glowing. The glass glows like a brilliant star shining. The lamp is lit by oil from the best olive tree growing; a blessed tree which grows by the sun’s light rising and setting. Its oil is so pure it looks lit even with no flame touching. Light upon light shining. I decide whom to guide to my light and provide examples to people to improve their understanding. Remember that I know everything, so read the Quran and think about its meaning.

the light 2 

(24:36) The lamp is in houses I ordered built for worshiping. In them I am remembered and glorified in the morning, afternoon, and evening.

(24:37) I am glorified by men who are not distracted by work or trade from worshiping or obeying. They remember Me regularly, pray sincerely, and give the required charity. They fear the day hearts will flutter and eyes will be wide and darting about from the terror.

the light 3 

(24:38) By the light of my lamp they are worshiping. They want the best reward for their good deeds which I will be multiplying, and those whom I guide will find a great reward in Heaven which is never-ending.

(24:39) But the good deeds of those who reject my message are like a desert mirage shimmering. A person dying of thirst thinks it is water but finds nothing. When they die, they will find my punishment waiting and they will realize that I was quick to compensate them for their good deeds when they were living. So on the day they need good deeds the most, they will find nothing.

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(24:40) Their life is in darkness like the middle of deep ocean, in the shadow of waves falling, on waves crashing, under a storm churning. They are trapped in thick layers of darkness, covering. They cannot even see their hands for gripping, because those who do not have my light have nothing to guide them over Hell’s bridge to Heaven. 

These verses are an excerpt from the chapter titled, “The Light.” They are considered by many to be some of the most beautiful verses in the Quran, and they are often read to encourage people to support building and developing Mosques.

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1- The Opening / Al-Fatihah

2-The Cow - Part 1
2-The Cow - Part 2
2-The Cow - Part 3
2-The Cow - Part 4
2-The Cow - Part 5
2-The Cow - Part 6
2-The Cow - Part 7
18-The Cave / Al-Kahf
19-Mary Mother of Jesus / Maryam
24-The Light 35-40
29-The Spider
67-God's Kingdom / Al-Mulk
68-The Pen / Al-Qalam

69-Day of Accountability / Al-Haqqah
70-The Levels / Al-Ma'arij:
71- Noah / Nuh
72- The Jinn / Al-Jinn
73-Wrapped with Responsibility / Al-Muzzammil

74-Get out of Bed / Al-Muddaththir

75-Day of Resurrection / Al-Qiyamah

76-Humanity / Al-Insan

77-What I send / Mursalat

78-The News / An-Naba

79-The Angels Who Pull Out Your Souls / An-Naziat

80-He Frowned / Abasa

81-When the Sun Collapses and Dies / At-Takwir

82-The Tearing / Al-Infitar

83-The Cheaters / Al-Mutaffifin

84-Ripped Open / Al-Inshiqaq
85-The Constellations / Al-Buruj

86-The Brilliant Stars / At-Tariq
87-The Most High / Al-A'la
88-The Overhelming Day / Al-Ghashiyah
89-The Dawn / Al-Fajr
90-The Sacred Land of Makkah / Al-Balad
91-The Sun / Ash-Shams
92-The Night / Al-Lail
93-Morning / Ad-Duha
94-Insight and Understanding / Ash-Sharh
95-The Fig / At-Teen
96-The Clot / Al-Alaq
97-The Night of Destiny / Al-Qadr
98-Clear Evidence / Al-Bayyinah

99-The Earthquake / Al-Zalzalah
100-Running Horses /Al-Adiyat
101-Terrifying / Al-Qariah
102-Collecting Things / Al-Takathur
103-Time / Asr
104-Backbiting / Al-Humazah
105-The Elephant / Al-Feel
106-The Tribe of Quraish / Quraish
107-Small Assistance / Al-Ma'un
108-A River in Paradise Called Kauthar / Al-Kauthar
109-Those Who Reject the Truth
110-My Support / Al-Nasr
111-Twisted Braided Rope / Al-Masad
112-Pure Intention / Al-Ikhlas
113-Daybreak / Al-Falaq
114-People / Al-Nas