Surah An-Nur (Arab: النّور) adalah surah ke-24 dari al-Qur'an. Surah ini terdiri atas 64 ayat, dan termasuk golongan surah Madaniyah. Dinamai An-Nur yang berarti Cahaya yang diambil dari kata An-Nur yang terdapat pada ayat ke 35. Dalam ayat ini, Allah s.w.t. menjelaskan tentang Nur Ilahi, yakni Al-Quran yang mengandung petunjuk-petunjuk. Petunjuk-petunjuk Allah itu, merupakan cahaya yang terang benderang menerangi alam semesta. Surat ini sebagian besar isinya memuat petunjuk- petunjuk Allah yang berhubungan dengan soal kemasyarakatan dan rumah tangga.
An Nur النور in ENGLISH
Sūrat an-Nūr (Arabic: سورة النور, "The Light") is the 24th sura of the Qur'an with 64 ayat. The surah begins with various explanations and decrees on or relating to corrupt sexual acts, family law, and specifications on the giving of testimony. Foremost amongst these rulings is God's punishment for adultery. This section ends with the pronouncement that good men and women should be paired together, as should corrupt men and corrupt women. This discussion turns into reflections on privacy and modesty, namely of hosts and women. Contained herein are several regulations and explanations of modesty, most directly lines traditionally used to argue for the wearing of hijab. After these prohibitions are cast for women, the text turns towards men, asking them not to oppress slavegirls into prostitution, and to marry those women who need husbands, despite their poverty.
In Surah An-Nur, Allah (SWT) has revealed: “Or [they are] like darknesses within an unfathomable sea which is covered by waves, upon which are waves, over which are clouds – darknesses, some of them upon others. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it. And he to whom Allah has not granted light – for him there is no light” (Quran, 24:40).
Incredibly, oceanographers have stated that unlike the belief that waves only occur on the surface, there are waves that take place internally in the oceans, below the surface of the water. Invisible to the human eye, these can only be detected through special equipment