Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. His light is like a niche in which there is a lamp, the lamp is in a crystal, the crystal is like a shining star, lit from ˹the oil of˺ a blessed olive tree, ˹located˺ neither to the east nor the west, whose oil would almost glow, even without being touched by fire. Light upon light ! Allah guides whoever He wills to His light. And Allah sets forth parables for humanity. For Allah has ˹perfect˺ knowledge of all things.Quran 24:35
Surah an-Nur [The Light] takes its name after the Ayat, اللَّـهُ نُورُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ “Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth….” [24:35].
The word Nur [light] is mentioned 7 times in this Surah, mentioned more times than in any other Surah of the Qur’an.
The Surah has 64 Ayat.
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ٱللَّهُ نُورُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَ ٰتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِۚ مَثَلُ نُورِهِۦ 
كَمِشۡكَوٰةࣲ فِیهَا مِصۡبَاحٌۖ 
ٱلۡمِصۡبَاحُ فِی زُجَاجَةٍۖ 
ٱلزُّجَاجَةُ كَأَنَّهَا كَوۡكَبࣱ دُرِّیࣱّ یُوقَدُ مِن شَجَرَةࣲ مُّبَـٰرَكَةࣲ زَیۡتُونَةࣲ لَّا شَرۡقِیَّةࣲ وَلَا غَرۡبِیَّةࣲ یَكَادُ زَیۡتُهَا یُضِیۤءُ 
وَلَوۡ لَمۡ تَمۡسَسۡهُ نَارࣱۚ
 نُّورٌ عَلَىٰ نُورࣲۚ
 یَهۡدِی ٱللَّهُ لِنُورِهِۦ 
مَن یَشَاۤءُۚ 
وَیَضۡرِبُ ٱللَّهُ ٱلۡأَمۡثَـٰلَ لِلنَّاسِۗ وَٱللَّهُ بِكُلِّ شَیۡءٍ عَلِیمࣱ
This Surah contains many rules for the development of a society based on righteousness and morality. It talks about male-female relations, rules of proper dress for Muslim women, rules for the punishment of adultery and punishment of those who accuse others of adultery or fornication.
خدا آسمانوں اور زمین کا نور ہے۔ 
اس کے نور کی مثال ایسی ہے کہ 
گویا ایک طاق ہے جس میں چراغ ہے۔ 
اور چراغ ایک قندیل میں ہے۔ 
اور قندیل (ایسی صاف شفاف ہے کہ) گویا موتی کا سا چمکتا ہوا تارہ ہے 
اس میں ایک مبارک درخت کا تیل جلایا جاتا ہے (یعنی) زیتون کہ 
نہ مشرق کی طرف ہے 
نہ مغرب کی طرف۔ 
(ایسا معلوم ہوتا ہے کہ) اس کا تیل خواہ آگ اسے نہ بھی چھوئے جلنے کو تیار ہے 
(پڑی) روشنی پر روشنی (ہو رہی ہے) خدا اپنے نور سے جس کو چاہتا ہے سیدھی راہ دکھاتا ہے۔ 
اور خدا نے (جو مثالیں) بیان فرماتا ہے (تو) لوگوں کے (سمجھانے کے) لئے اور خدا ہر چیز سے واقف ہے
Punishment of adultery. Rules of testimony in the case of adultery.
The false rumors against Sayyidah ‘Aisha – may Allah be pleased with her.
Beware of those who slander pious chaste women.
Rules about entering others homes, proper dress, help those who are single to get married.
The light of Allah and the struggle between light and darkness.
Everything in the heaven and earth glorifies Allah.
Believers must obey Allah and His messenger. Allah’s promise to the Believers to establish them in the land.
Rules of privacy for men and women, at home and outside.
Special respect of the Prophet and Believers’ duties towards him.