the Prophet’s Preferred Color


Asalam Alaikum respected Shuyukhs,

Please forgive my lack of adab,

I would like to ask what the favourite colour of Allah’s Beloved (s) is?


wa `alaykum salam,

Some scholars say green was the Prophet’s favorite color and others say white.

See “The Green Turban and the Prophet’s (Peace Be Upon Him) Favorite Color” by Ustadh Abdullah Anik Misra, at Seeker’s Guidance website. We excerpt from it here:

Anas in Malik (r) is reported to have said:

“The most beloved of colors to the Messenger of Allah (s) was green.” [Tabarani, Mu`jam al-Awsat; al-Bazzar, Musnad]

Although this hadith by itself is weak in its chain, it is strengthened by a corroborating narration in which Anas and a group of people went out to a plot of land covered in vegetation, and so someone exclaimed, “How beautiful is this greenery!” Thereafter, Anas reminisced that, “We used to say that the Prophet’s (s) favorite color was green.” [al-Bayhaqi, Shu`ab al-Iman]

The main reason that scholars cite for this preference is that green will be the main color of the clothing of the people in Paradise: وَيَلْبَسُونَ ثِيَابًا خُضْرًا (Surat al-Kahf, 18:31). It is also reported that the Prophet (s) used to like to gaze at the beauty of natural greenery.

The Prophet (s) said:

Wear white from amongst your clothes, for indeed they are amongst the best clothes you have, and shroud your dead in them (also). (Abu Dawud, Ibn Majah and Tirmidhi with variation in wording).

Based on this hadith, some scholars such as Ibn al-Qayyim inferred that the Prophet’s (s) favorite color was white, (Ibn al-Qayyim, Zad al-Ma’ad).

Taher Siddiqui

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