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Allah's reason for making 'darkness' plural while leaving 'light' singular

Aboo Imraan al-Mekseekee of The Aajurroomiyyah Blog makes this interesting observation:
The word 'the light' النُّورِ (an-Noor) is singular while the word 'darkness' الظُّلُمَاتِ (ath-Thulumaat) is plural. Why is that?
Brother Aboo Imraan explains that the singularity of 'light' signifies the fact that there is one single truth (Allah's way), in contrast to the plural 'darknesses', signifying the various ways of deviation.