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Reply Thu 25 Feb, 2010 08:19 am
I find it hard to find an answer to a question I have. I amc urious about the meaning of the colour green islamic religion. I asked a few Maroccans but they wouldn't tell. Since I don't read arabic it's not just getting the dictionairy...

I have many more questions but will start with this one:bigsmile:
 
Krumple
 
Reply Thu 25 Feb, 2010 08:41 am
@Pepijn Sweep,
I don't know, maybe the blood of Mohamed was green?
 
josh0335
 
Reply Wed 3 Mar, 2010 05:25 am
@Krumple,
The Shi'a are fond of green, as are Sufis. It isn't really clear why, as there are no direct references in Islamic scripture to indicate green being a special colour. I suspect it symbolises nature, and all things beautiful. I doubt it has any more meaning than that.
 
xris
 
Reply Wed 3 Mar, 2010 05:49 am
@josh0335,
For an Arab the idea that heaven would be green and lush gives the colour green a symbolic notion of heaven. A bit like we would imagine blue skies in our heaven. I dont think it has anything to do with Islam.
 
Pepijn Sweep
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 06:56 am
@xris,
Thât's why so many Maroccans live in Amsterdam ?
 
Pepijn Sweep
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 06:58 am
@Pepijn Sweep,
De-Conquista Celtica
 
Francis
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 07:11 am
xris wrote:
I dont think it has anything to do with Islam.

I'd think otherwise:

Quote:
Green is considered the traditional color of Islam. There are several reasons for this. First, Muhammad is reliably quoted in a hadith as saying that "water, greenery, and a beautiful face" were three universally good things. In the Qur'an, sura Al-Insan, believers in God in Paradise wear fine green silk. Also, Al-Khidr ("The Green One"), is a Qur’anic figure who met and traveled with Moses
.
 
Pepijn Sweep
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 07:17 am
@Francis,
Thank Francis ! I am fond of pre-Islam Culture & Symbolism
 
xris
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 07:25 am
@Francis,
As Mohamed was an Arab and he considered heaven to be green and lush how does that oppose my view? If you look at the Arab consideration of heaven before Mohamed you will see the same view of heaven. It was cultural before it became synonymous with Islam.
 
Pepijn Sweep
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 08:58 am
@xris,
Why is the message of Peace so constorted ? Is it the fault of Mohammed ?

PS i Realy do not like Merlijn
 
Miller
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:03 am
Quote:
Al-Khidr ("The Green One"),


Was there a metabolic abnormality?
 
Miller
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:06 am
@Francis,
Francis wrote:

xris wrote:
I dont think it has anything to do with Islam.

I'd think otherwise:

Quote:
Green is considered the traditional color of Islam. There are several reasons for this. First, Muhammad is reliably quoted in a hadith as saying that "water, greenery, and a beautiful face" were three universally good things. In the Qur'an, sura Al-Insan, believers in God in Paradise wear fine green silk. Also, Al-Khidr ("The Green One"), is a Qur’anic figure who met and traveled with Moses
.


Could we have the citation for this quote?
 
Francis
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:16 am
@Miller,
Certainly:

Wiki - Green
Sub topic: Religion
 
Miller
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:19 am
@Francis,
Is this a valid reference?
 
Pepijn Sweep
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:21 am
@Miller,
Why do Arabs laugh about it ?
 
Miller
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:27 am
@Pepijn Sweep,
Pepijn Sweep wrote:

Why do Arabs laugh about it ?


Please cite evidence for their laughter.
 
Francis
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:29 am
@Miller,
It certainly is, at least for me, as it corroborates my own knowledge..
 
Pepijn Sweep
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 09:30 am
@Miller,
They laugh at me when I ask. Is Greenbak mayflowers way?
 
xris
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:13 pm
@Pepijn Sweep,
constorted, sorry Peps whats that?
 
xris
 
Reply Sat 10 Jul, 2010 12:19 pm
@Francis,
Sorry but your knowledge is lacking. Arab literature before Mohamed referred to green skies and its relationship to heaven. Its a pagan also, many eastern faiths saw green lands in an arid reality as promise of paradise. Mohamed did not invent much at all really he just adopted what he felt relevant to his thinking.
 
 

 
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