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.