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Abul Ala Maududi(With tafsir)

(24:35) Allah1 is the Light of the heavens and the earth.2 His Light (in the Universe) may be likened to a niche wherein is a lamp, and the lamp is in the crystal which shines in star-like brilliance. It is lit from (the oil) of a blessed olive tree3 that is neither eastern nor western.4 Its oil well nigh glows forth (of itself) though no fire touched it: Light upon Light.5 Allah guides to His Light whom He wills.6 Allah sets forth parables to make people understand. Allah knows everything.7

Mufti Taqi Usmani

Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is that of a niche, in which there is a lamp; the lamp is in a glass - the glass looks like a brilliant star - it is lit by (the oil of) a blessed tree, the olive, which is neither eastern, nor western. Its oil is about to emit light even though the fire has not touched it - (it is) light upon light. Allah guides to His light whomsoever He wills; Allah describes examples for the people, and Allah knows everything well.

              

Abul Ala Maududi(With tafsir)

(24:36) (Those who are directed to this Light are found) in houses which Allah has allowed to be raised and wherein His name is to be remembered:8 in them people glorify Him in the morning and in the evening,

Mufti Taqi Usmani

(The guided people worship Allah) in the houses that Allah has permitted to be raised, and where His name is recounted and His purity is pronounced, in the morning and in the evening,