Salaah’s come in colour
Cosmo-Islam-iology: Why salaat’s Come In Colours
Your skin doesn’t actually change colour when you’re feeling ‘blue’, does it? And when someone is ‘green’ with envy, they won’t really stain your new white couch with a mucky green blotch! You see feelings and emotions are nothing but energies. Every living thing, whether human, plant or animal is made of energy. It’s the life force keeping our hearts beating and bodies going. And every living creature has a colourful aura, which is an energy field surrounding it. That cheerful guy at the office everyone loves, he probably has a bright yellow aura. And that wise old woman who replies in metaphors, she has the pure violet. Your aura (which consists of different coloured chakra) reveals a lot about who you are, your mental state, your health, mood and so much more. But do you know what is the main source of energy fuel? (No! You’re too busy wondering what colour you are, aren’t you?).
Well, the good news is auras change. Its chakras are like batteries. They store up energies till their colours are vibrant. When there aren’t enough good energies they drain out and the chakras are imbalanced causing illness to the body and emotional disturbances. Cosmic rays of the universe change colours throughout the day and they are the main source of this healing life force. Humans cleanse and charge their auras by allowing universal energy to flow through their bodies. Given our busy, distraction-filled lives, the only way to absorb this life force is by connecting with the soul, and calming or focusing the mind. This practice is called ‘meditation’, but for us Muslims, it's part of who we are…. We do it five times a day; humbled, detached from the world, focused on the words of the Holy Qur’an, and connected to our souls while we stand before the Great Almighty Allah (SWT).
It’s the core of Islam… and it’s called ‘salah’…. The ultimate form of spiritual, healing meditation.
Fajr Prayer: Confidence
Before sunrise, the universe is in the blue spectrum; pure, soothing and healing.
Physical Level: Blue energy is connected to the health of your thyroid gland, throat, mouth, teeth, and jaw. It resonates with your voice and enhances metabolism.
Mental Level: Blue is the energy of symbolic thinking. When absorbed, it gives you excellent communication skills and boosts your confidence.
Emotional Level: Blue is the colour of serenity. When your fifth chakra is open to absorb this cosmic energy, you literally receive the gift of peaceful calmness, wisdom and connecting to your inner self. It also gives your face a beautiful glow.
Duhr Prayer: Happiness
The universe shines joyfully with the yellow rays of the sun.
Physical Level: Yellow energy connects to the frequency of your solar plexus, relating to the stomach, digestive system, pancreas, and liver. When properly absorbed, this rich life force aids digestion and gives you vibrant energy and strength.
Mental Level: Yellow is the colour of self-development, will, and power. It gives you the ability to reason and enhances your mental courage, intellect, and proactivity.
Emotional Level: The core of cheerfulness, confidence, self-esteem, productivity, and inspiration. Yellow is the leader’s aura, especially those who accept responsibility, have great personal power and who inspire others to reach their full potential.
It makes sense to try to get as much yellow energy as possible! Check out this hadith.
The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “Whoever prays four rak’ahs before Dhuhr and four after, Allah (SWT), the Mighty and Sublime, will forbid him from the Fire.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
Asr Prayer: Prosperity
This is where the deep orange colour illuminates the skies.
Physical Level: Orange energy relates to the reproductive system and the centre of energy exchange. It is the most powerful colour since it helps convert life forces into energies that can be used by the body for vital functions. It’s responsible for awakening the senses we use to enjoy physical pleasures, including appetite and sexuality.
Mental Level: Orange energy is a balance. It prevents the mind from submitting to negative thoughts and instead fuels one’s creativity. It has a mix of red; the root chakra, which is associated with prosperity, abundance and financial stability. And it’s also related to the adrenal glands which governs your instinctual survival response.
Emotional Level: Orange is also the colour of joy. It spikes enthusiasm, nurturing, and the optimism needed to deal with life’s emotional downfalls. The orange cosmic frequencies also resonate with the vibrations of joyful social exchange, or in other words, it’s the primary source for being a ‘relationship expert”.
No wonder Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said, “Whoever misses the Asr prayer, then it is as if he lost his family and property.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
Maghrib Prayer: Wisdom
The sunsets, bathing the universe in an intense red colour. This is actually the time when we are ordered NOT to pray! Pure dark red energy is the colour of anger, stress, pain, rage, desire, and selfishness.
Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said, “None of you should try to pray at sunrise or sunset.” [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
Once the sun sets, the universe displays a mixture of many colours, but mainly settles to purple with a tinge of red, which is the violet energy. Now we’re talking!
Physical Level: Violet cosmic rays relate to the cerebral cortex, the skull, and the brain. Once absorbed properly, it strengthens the nervous system, perfects cognitive skills and sharpens the mind. As for the good red energy, associated with the adrenal gland, it purifies the blood and sustains organ health.
Mental Level: It’s the key energy to deep thinking and having an open mind.
Emotional Level: Violet is the colour of wisdom and enlightenment, the spiritual connection between heaven and earth. Violet energy expands our awareness and feeds our souls with faith and belief in the unseen. And red energy used wisely is the colour of love, passion, and persistence.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) performed ‘Qunoot’ supplication during Maghrib prayer, praising Allah and asking Him for help, forgiveness, and mercy. [Jami` at-Tirmidhi]
Isha Prayer: Peace
And so the wings of darkness unfold into a deep indigo colour.
Physical Level: Indigo energy relates to the brain, forehead, pituitary gland, eyes, nose, and the carotid nerve plexus. Having an abundance of indigo energy results in excellent eyesight, excellent metabolism, and overall oral health.
Mental Health: Since indigo energy resonates with brainwaves, it provides you with deep, peaceful restful sleep at night, and also aids in having a good memory.
Emotional level: Indigo is the colour of intuition and the inner voice. Absorbing it provides you with peace, tranquillity and deep perception. Indigo energy is the core of stillness where self-realization takes place.
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) disliked to sleep before isha prayer or to speak to anyone after it. [Sahih Al-Bukhari] He prayed nine ra'kahs at night and sometimes thirteen. Nighttime was reserved for worship and rest.
So we have confidence, happiness, prosperity, wisdom, and peace.
If there was a word to sum them up altogether, what would it be?
Hmmmmmm let me think….
What’s the ‘Call for Prayer’ again?
“Come to prayer… Come to SUCCESS”??
Seriously? Who would have thought?
And when are those energies at their peak?
Within the first fifteen minutes of every transition (a.k.a ‘adhan’)
Oh, is that why the best deed ever is to pray on time? Hmmmmm
Okay, don’t mind the smirk…. I’m just deeply, sincerely and overwhelmingly proud of our religion….
It’s perfect in every possible way.
Thank you Allah (SAW) for the priceless treasure of being Muslim. May we all be successful in this world and the Hereafter… Allahumma'Ameen Ameen Ameen🖤🖤🖤.