THE TRADITION OF GREEN IN ISLAM – TAASA Review March 2019
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This article was originally found in the March 2019 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 28, Issue 1, Page 20).
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Margaret White Green dome inside Sultan Hassan Mosque, 12th century, Cairo, Egypt.
Photo: Margaret White Upon them will be green garments of fine silk and heavy brocade and they will be adorned with bracelets of silver: and their Lord will give them to drink of a Water Pure and Holy (Qur’an, Sura 76, verse 21) G reen is perhaps the colour most strongly associated with Islam.
Historically, green was said to be the favourite colour of Islam’s founder, the Prophet Muhammad (ca.570632) who was frequently depicted wearing a green cloak and turban...