The Color Green and Islam

green islamSalam yo,

Shrek, Listerine, doublemint gum, marijuana (chill yo islam yo), nature, grass, fresh, those are some images that come to my head when I think of the color green.

The religion of Islam? to some people it does, they consider the color “holy”

So I decided to do some research since I see some brothers rockin green turbans, alot of masjids painted green, green donation boxes, green crescents, green lota’s, ha and Irish Muslims, well for them it makes sense right?

Anyways so what’s the deal with the color green and what does it have to do with Islam?

Well some people can argue there is something holy about the color green from an Islamic perspective since it was the favorite color of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (s), I couldn’t find a hadith on that. If someone does, please share it with us. I have read that Prophet Muhammad (s) had a green cloak and wore a green turban.

Then we go to the Holy Qur’an, their is one ayah I found on the color green.

Paradise is described to be filled with green: the people of Paradise “will wear green garments of fine silk [The Noble Quran, 18:31].”

On a side note, The Teacher of Moses was known as Al-Khidr (literally, “the green one”). He represents right action as the caretaker of this world.

So that’s about it, I couldn’t find much Islamic proof on the color green being “holy”. I guess greenery makes you think of peace and tranquility, it’s very nature oriented so it’s definitely beautiful. But to say it’s “holy”, means your getting reward in some way by wearing a green turban or making a masjid green.

In conclusion, their is nothing holy about it I believe as oppose to the color white which I remember reading hadith on. Green is definitely a vibrant and captivating color but yea don’t get out of hand forcing brothers and sisters to believe it’s holy. Like any subject or issue, we should always do our research first then pass judgments.

Aight, I’m out, if I said anything correct it is from Allah swt, if it its wrong it’s from me.

Go, don’t brake on a green traffic light.

I’ll write about the color white soon insh’Allah.

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5 Responses to The Color Green and Islam

  1. Sarah June 30, 2009 at 4:58 am #

    Very Nice and Different post 🙂

  2. The MV July 5, 2009 at 9:25 pm #

    In one of the college texts I filled to the Islamic section and on that it said the "Islamic" symbol is a green moon and a cresent. Other then that I see the color green used in Ramadan. But actually I see more of green and white combination for ramadan and a blue and white combination for Eid. I dont really see the color green it self, but either ways I think white should be our color choice since there is a hadith about the Prophet's (PBUH) choice of color.

    • Abdallah February 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

      ဒ ကဗ လ သတ ရသ တယ Robert Frost (1874 1963). Mountain Interval. 1920. 1. The Road Not Taken TWO roads diverged in a yleolw wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.

  3. FREE PALESTINE October 20, 2009 at 3:38 pm #

    Yeah, I read that ayah about the green clothes in Jannah. Also in studies they say the color green is soothing to the nerves, the color red does the opposite. That's why alot of hospitals and schools are painted green.And it's also in nature so it makes you think of outdoors.

    • Ruby February 6, 2011 at 9:52 am #

      hi, yes green is a importnet colour in holy in islam.

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