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Sibghatullah - Allah's Color

June 1 starts Pride Month. The lettered community often uses the rainbow to depict the infinite combinations of gender and sexual mutations. Decades ago, I as a child would draw the rainbow - celebrate it. Years later, our children shun the rainbow. A dark meaning has been associated with the rainbow - a perverseness that is not part of Allah's Color.

In verse 138 of Surah Baqarah - Allah says:

Say: “Take on Allah’s color.” And whose color is better than Allah’s? It is Him that we serve.

Taking on Allah's Color refers to adopting the way, the religion, and the creed of Allah. Allah's Color dictates that we live according to the doctrine - the laws of life that Allah has ordained for us. In numberless places in the Quran, Allah tells us that He created us into pairs - man, and woman. The man and woman can come together only in holy matrimony to create a society.

The ways of the lettered community are not part of Allah's Color.

Say, "My Lord has only forbidden immoralities - what is apparent of them and what is concealed - and sin, and oppression without right, and that you associate with Allāh that for which He has not sent down authority, and that you say about Allāh that which you do not know."[Quran 7:33]
Jabir ibn Samurah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, obscenity, and vulgarity are not part of Islam. Verily, the best people in Islam are those with the best character.” [Source: Musnad Aḥmad 20320]

May we all stay in Allah's Color. A'meen.

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