Islam, as a religion, graced humanity some 1400 years ago. Allah Almighty bestowed humanity with the praiseworthy presence of Muhammad (PBUH) as last of His Apostles. Since then, Muhammad (PBUH) serves humanity as the last human guide ever to lead humanity to the ways of Allah Almighty, the sole creator of the universe, aided by the Holy Scripture referred as Quran. In fact, Muslims believe that the life of Muhammad (PBUH) and Quran are the two main pillars supporting the foundations of Islam.
Historically speaking, let alone religiously, Islam is nothing short of a miracle and a revolution, the one that transformed the lives of a society from almost barbaric to the most cultured society of the whole world. Even astonishing is the fact that this revolution took only about two to three decades.
The revolution whose foundations were laid in the period of Muhammad (PBUH) soon became a universal phenomenon stretching its horizons from East to West. This brought in a great cultural diversity to Islam, making it a beholder of truly colorful heritage. Given below is a description of different colors that set the foundations of this multicolor (but unidirectional) religion referred as Islam.
Green – Beholder Of Islamic Sacredness
It is the most revered color as far as Islamic perspective is concerned. In fact, it is referred as the symbol of Islamic religion itself. It is regarded highly in Islam, because Muslims believe it was worn preferably by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Additionally, Quran also mentions the color green as a one dear to Allah Almighty as well, as evident from many verses, such as this one:
Al-Kahf [18:31] For them will be Gardens of Eternity; beneath them rivers will flow; they will be adorned therein with bracelets of gold, and they will wear green garments of fine silk and heavy brocade; they will recline therein on raised thrones. How good the recompense! How beautiful a couch to recline on!
Perhaps, that is why we often see dooms of mosques as well as robes of Quran bearing Green color dominantly.
Black – Emanating Holiness
Black is also a symbol of holiness from Islamic point of view. Holy Kaaba, the physical nucleus of all Muslims of the world, a place referred as Allah’s home on earth, is robed in black. Additionally, there is a black stone of high reverence from Islamic perspective, referred ad “Hajr-e-Aswad”, present in Holy Kaaba. Though bowing and worshiping of anything other than Allah is strictly prohibited in Islam, but Muslims feel honored in kissing this black stoned present in Kaaba. By doing so, they associate themselves with the kiss Holy Prophet (PBUH) placed on it while affixing it in a wall in Holy Kaaba.
White – Representative Of Islamic Message Of Peace And Prosperity
The color “White” also bears a special place in Islamic ways of life. It is a representative of the message of universal peace, brotherhood, and harmony that Islam preaches. That is why we see Muslims all over the world wearing white dominantly on the holy day of Friday for observing their prayers.
Blue color is also known to be associated with Islamic lifestyles in numerous ways. That is why we can see quite dominant presence of Blue in sacred Islamic places, such as mosques and shrines. In fact, there are a lot of Mosques (the prayer house of Muslims) famously painted in blue in countries like Turkey, Afghanistan, Armenia, etc.
Unlike the common perception prevailing about Islam in today’s world, Islam is a beholder of true colors and joys of life. To understand the true Islamic perspective about life and death, one needs to Learn Quran himself rather than being influenced by false propagandas led by media giants with malicious intents.
Exploring The Colors Of Life The Islamic Way