the Quran, but most importantly of all the prophet showed mankindand the jinn how to implement the Quran in a persons daily life.It is important to remember that light of the message and the light of guidance are from Allah only.The following verse after the one above explains and proves that when Allah referred to the prophet as a light, he (Allah) only meantthat he is the light of guidance and the message. In the next verse
Allah says, “Allah guides all those who seek his pleasure toways of peace and he brings them out of darkness (of kufr)by his permission unto light (believing in and livingaccording to the Quran) and guides them to a straight path (following the prophet).” Surah Maidah 5:16.
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in his tafsir of surah Maiadah 5:15 he said,“That is, 'light' refers to ‘Muhammad’ because people are guided by him as they would be with light, this is according to
selected it. And it is also said that it means'the Quran' as that makes clear truth from falsehood – according to Abi Ali Al-Jaba'ee but the first opinion is preferred.
in hs tafsir of the same verse said, “That is (thelight referred to in the verse is) 'a radiance'. It is said to be 'Islam' andit is (also) said to be 'Mohammad' according to al-Zajjaaj.” He alsosaid “He (Prophet Mohammed) brings them (mankind and jinn) outof the darkness’s of kufr and ignorance to the noor (light) of Islamand guidance".
commented on Allahs saying (there has come to you alight from Allah), Qatadah said ‘The meaning of Nur is: The ProphetMohammad and others say it is Islam (and third saying is it refers to)Kitab al mubeen that is the Quran.’”