Healing Colors of Prayers

Both the Qur’an and Hadith contain descriptions of paradise as green. {These it is for whom are gardens of perpetuity beneath which rivers flow; ornaments shall be given to them therein of bracelets of gold, and they shall wear green robes of fine silk and thick silk brocade interwoven with gold, reclining therein on raised couches; excellent, the recompense; and goodly, the resting place.} [Surat Al-Kahf 18:31].

Reclining on green cushions and beautiful carpets (Surat Ar-Rahman 55:76).

Accounts in the Hadith mention that Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) turban was green as well as the flag of Islam. A green turban usually denotes a “Sharif” or descendant of the Prophet (SAW). Many people brush away any significance of the mention of colors in the Qur’an.

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The Qur’an (Surat Ar-Rum 30:22) gives us a hint of this when it says, “And one of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the diversity of your tongues and colors; most surely, there are signs in this for the learned.”

Our Colorful Mosques & Culture

One of the first things to notice in any mosque is green and blue surroundings. The mosques in Iran are famous for its blue tile work. In Saudi Arabia, blue and green stained glass is more in modern mosques. In Istanbul, the most famous mosque is even called The Blue Mosque.

The colors of these mosques represent their religious significance. But, science also says there is a sound basis for using blue and green in places of worship.

In the Encyclopedia of Healing Therapies, Anne Woodham and David Peters relate that these colors have contained significant meaning for people since prehistoric times. In ancient history, green was the color of growth. While blue is the color of the sky and heavenly peace.

An Indian named Dinshah P. Ghadiali is the first scientist who explained the power of color. He claimed that the secret to the power of colors lay in the fact that they transmit vibrations that in turn transmit certain moods as well as healing.

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Modern scientists have built on this theory, and have discovered that the sun’s rays form an entire spectrum of electromagnetic radiation that forms visible white light.

Light travels in wavelengths, and its different wavelengths are perceived as different colors. Each color also has a certain frequency at which it vibrates. When blind people claim to “see” color, what they really perceive is these various wavelengths and frequencies.

This is also what people perceive on a subconscious level when they see colors.

In fact, many scientists believe that this perception can occur within the deepest levels of the interior of the body.

While doctors often agree on the psychological effects of color therapy, they typically ignore the physical effects.

However, the science of color therapy has been exploring both the psychological and physical effects of different colors.

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