بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, [it’s Olive is] neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. And Allah presents examples for the people, and Allah is Knowing of all things”. (Qur’an 24:35)
Many classical tafsir’s (explanations) have been given for this verse by the scholars, most of which can be said to be the spiritual significance of Allah’s words, the verse, just as it begins, is regarding the Light of Allah in the Heavens and the Earth. Allah though did not intend for it to be understood by mankind until the end of time, our time, because this was a promise by Allah in the Quran to the non muslims, that in time he would unravel the secrets of the universe for them, regarding which this verse speaks in very clear terms, the science itself was the thing missing from mans understanding 1400 years ago, and as man gained knowledge of the inner workings of space the promise of Allah to open this knowledge was fulfilled.
“In time We shall make them fully understand Our messages [through what they perceive] in the utmost horizons [of the universe] and within themselves, so that it will become clear unto them that this [revelation] is indeed the truth…”[Qur’an 41:53]
The prophet (saws) himself understood the meaning of the verse because as it is clearly shown in many narrations He had in depth knowledge of space, it’s expansion, the heavenly bodies, their rotation as well as the rotation of the stars and galaxies and the unraveling of it All towards the end of time.
This work, taken from the book Who Was Al Khidr, explains How Allah is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth and how this relates to man.