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[Quranic Reflection]: God is the light of the universe.
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[Quranic Reflection]: God is the light of the universe.
One of the biggest misconceptions humans fall into is trying to "anthropomorphise" God; I already went through why this deed and the consequences of it on somebody's thought of God in this past topic:

https://atheistforums.org/thread-62933.html


Quote:[Quranic Reflection]: Anthropomorphism and God in Islam

But what did the Quran -the revelation of God- say about him?

I found a verse that clears the picture more and more:

Quote:Sura 24, The Quran:
https://quran.com/24:35?store=false&translations=

(35) Allah is The Light of the heavens and the earth; the similitude of His Light is as a niche wherein is a lamp, the lamp in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering planet-kindled from a Blessed Tree, an olive that is neither eastern nor western, whose oil would almost illuminate, even if no fire touched it, Light upon Light; Allah guides to His Light whomever He decides, and Allah strikes similitudes for mankind, and Allah is Ever-Knowing of everything.
— Dr. Ghali 

Looking directly at strong light will burn your iris.

Another verse says about God:


Quote:Sura 6, The Quran:
https://quran.com/6:103?store=false&translations=

(103) Beholdings (i.e., eyesights) cannot perceive Him, and He perceives be holdings and He is The Ever-Kind, The Ever-Cognizant.

— Dr. Ghali

That's why we can't see him. We will lose sight at the mere looking towards God; because he is the light itself: the light of heaven and earth combined. The light of the universe.
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RE: [Quranic Reflection]: God is the light of the universe.
(September 11, 2021 at 7:44 pm)WinterHold Wrote: One of the biggest misconceptions humans fall into is trying to "anthropomorphise" God; I already went through why this deed and the consequences of it on somebody's thought of God in this past topic:

https://atheistforums.org/thread-62933.html


Quote:[Quranic Reflection]: Anthropomorphism and God in Islam

But what did the Quran -the revelation of God- say about him?

I found a verse that clears the picture more and more:

Quote:Sura 24, The Quran:
https://quran.com/24:35?store=false&translations=

(35) Allah is The Light of the heavens and the earth; the similitude of His Light is as a niche wherein is a lamp, the lamp in a glass, the glass as it were a glittering planet-kindled from a Blessed Tree, an olive that is neither eastern nor western, whose oil would almost illuminate, even if no fire touched it, Light upon Light; Allah guides to His Light whomever He decides, and Allah strikes similitudes for mankind, and Allah is Ever-Knowing of everything.
— Dr. Ghali 

Looking directly at strong light will burn your iris.

Another verse says about God:


Quote:Sura 6, The Quran:
https://quran.com/6:103?store=false&translations=

(103) Beholdings (i.e., eyesights) cannot perceive Him, and He perceives be holdings and He is The Ever-Kind, The Ever-Cognizant.

— Dr. Ghali

That's why we can't see him. We will lose sight at the mere looking towards God; because he is the light itself: the light of heaven and earth combined. The light of the universe.

Looking directly at strong light damages the retina, not the iris.

Your quoted verse compares the light of Allah to an olive. Does that mean I can damage my vision by looking at an olive? If so, do black olives do more damage that green olives? And what are the safety protocols for looking at dates?

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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RE: [Quranic Reflection]: God is the light of the universe.
Nobody gives a fuck about your sand worm's fevered imaginings. It's not even good literature. The Koran sucks shit.
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RE: [Quranic Reflection]: God is the light of the universe.
No one cares, Winter.
Nay_Sayer: “Nothing is impossible if you dream big enough, or in this case, nothing is impossible if you use a barrel of KY Jelly and a miniature horse.”

Wiser words were never spoken. 
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RE: [Quranic Reflection]: God is the light of the universe.
The Koran just fucked over blind people, we'll ad them to the list. Thanks.
Light my candles in a daze cause I've found god


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RE: [Quranic Reflection]: God is the light of the universe.
Thank Allah for olives.
                              It's like herding cats around here...feral cats, at that.                                                          
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#7
RE: [Quranic Reflection]: God is the light of the universe.
Definitely needs more dragons
Cetero censeo religionem delendam esse
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RE: [Quranic Reflection]: God is the light of the universe.
(September 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm)Angrboda Wrote: Nobody gives a fuck about your sand worm's fevered imaginings.  It's not even good literature.  The Koran sucks shit.
Why so negative? The Koran is good.......maybe not as intensely poetic as the Bible, but still a valuable book.
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RE: [Quranic Reflection]: God is the light of the universe.
(September 12, 2021 at 1:47 am)Ahriman Wrote:
(September 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm)Angrboda Wrote: Nobody gives a fuck about your sand worm's fevered imaginings.  It's not even good literature.  The Koran sucks shit.
Why so negative? The Koran is good.......maybe not as intensely poetic as the Bible, but still a valuable book.

Only if you cherry pick correctly. Value, schmalue.
Light my candles in a daze cause I've found god


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RE: [Quranic Reflection]: God is the light of the universe.
(September 12, 2021 at 1:47 am)Ahriman Wrote:
(September 11, 2021 at 8:00 pm)Angrboda Wrote: Nobody gives a fuck about your sand worm's fevered imaginings.  It's not even good literature.  The Koran sucks shit.
Why so negative? The Koran is good.......maybe not as intensely poetic as the Bible, but still a valuable book.

Well, if you've got a table with a wonky leg and a Quran of just the right thickness, I suppose the book has some value.

Boru
‘Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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