Ayat an-Nur, Verse on Light, Koran 24:35


God is the Light of heaven and the earth.

The image of His Light a lamp within a niche.

The lamp is in a glass, the glass, as it were, a glittering star,

lit from a blessed olive tree,

neither of the East nor the West,

whose oil appears to shine,

though never touched by fire:

Light upon light,

God guides to His Light whom He chooses,

God shows forth images to mankind,

God is knowledge of all things.