The Noor of Allah Ta’ala

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Q: Regarding the Ayah of Nur, the example of a lamp is given. Is it talking about Allah’s zaat or Allah’s Noor or something else? Allah is not like anything so I don’t understand, is Allah being compared to a lamp?


A: This is just an illustration to show the noor of Allah Ta`ala. Noor is also among the sifaat of Allah. It translates as zaahirun li nafishi muzhirun li ghayrihi.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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