AN-NUR-The Light, The Illuminator The Prime Light
The One who is the divine light of all the worlds. The One whose light who illuminates the heart.
The One who is the light of wisdom and guidance. The One whose light clarifies, manifests and reveals.
The One light by which the obscure is made clear. The One who clears away all darkness and directs aright.
From the root n-w-r which has the following classical Arabic connotations:
to give light, to illuminate, to fill with light
to clarify, to reveal, to make visible
to blossom, to be in bloom (revealed)
to be flaming, blazing and apparent to the senses
to enlighten, give counsel, give advice
This name is used in the Qur’ān. For example, see 24:35
Surah an-Nur (24:35) has a beautiful, mystical passage from the Qur’ān describing the Light:
Allāh is the light of the heavens and the earth. A likeness of His light is as a pillar on which is a lamp – the lamp is in a glass, the glass is as it were a brightly shining star – lit from a blessed olive-tree, neither eastern nor western, the oil whereof gives light, though fire touch it not – light upon light. Allāh guides to His light whom He pleases. And Allāh sets forth parables for men, and Allāh is Knower of all things.