Light Vs Dark
“… Light upon Light! Allah guides to His Light whom He wills. And Allah sets forth parables for mankind, and Allah is All-Knower of everything.” Surah Nur ayat 35
After doing a routine closing of my office, I had switched off the lights of the rooms and was making my way across the exit door, when suddenly it hit me. I have been doing this over a long time now but it made me realize why there are constant comparisons of Light and Darkness in the Qur’an by Allah SWT.
What does He mean? Like really we know that people who have the Light are guided people, Darkness means evil so sinful people are in darkness but what is darkness? What is a world without Light?
I was unsure of my way even though I knew the room by heart. I walked slowly, kept slapping my hand in thin air and couldnt figure out anything. And then I compared my situation with the Darkness of faith. We all are in some sort of darkness, our life is not filled with Allah SWT’s light yet, so at some point we stumble. We wander around hopelessly, uselessly, our thoughts, our hearts, our actions are like hitting a dart board without actually looking at it. We dont hit “home”.
Then when I entered outside the room into “Light”, I felt peace in my heart and I knew where exactly I was and everything made sense to me. And thats how exactly we are made at default. When we enter Allah SWT’s “Light”, our world is better, our problems well understood ( even if they are not completely solved yet!) our prayers, more sweeter and our thought process? Human like.
May Allah SWT make us among those who attain His Light in this life and in the Hereafter Ameen