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Immerse Yourself in Sibghatullah

January 19, 2009


Allah ta’ala says at the end of the first juz,

صِبْغَةَ اللَّهِ ۖ وَمَنْ أَحْسَنُ مِنَ اللَّهِ صِبْغَةً ۖ وَنَحْنُ لَهُ عَابِدُونَ

The “sibghah” of Allah, and who can be better than Allah in “sibghah”? And we are His worshippers. (2:138 )

Sibgha means coloring or dye, that is not the original state of something. It is the color that has been put on.

It can be of two types:

  • Tangible: which is to take the color of something
  • Intangible: which is to take the influence of something.

The first part of the ayah “sibghatullah”  means khuthuu sibghatullah, take the sibgha of Allah.

What is the ‘color’ of Allah that is being referred too?

The color is referring to our deen, Islam. This refers to the effect of Islam that you can see on a person.


1- Through their identity and the way they submit.

2- Through their characteristics: every part of our lives are influenced by this deen.
How much of this color do we have?

Immerse yourself completely in Islam in all ways: externally and internally. Color yourself with Islam.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2009 4:12 pm

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi,

    Excellent article. May Allaah reward you and increase you in wisdom. Ameen.

    Assalaamu alaykum

  2. February 6, 2009 12:52 am


    I’d really like if someone could explain to me whats the effect of كن in a sentence. I noticed that through out surah nisa كن is used alot when Allah’s attributes are coupled compared to other surahs such as surah baqarah and imraan.

    وَلاَ يَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ يَبْخَلُونَ بِمَا آتَاهُمُ اللّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ هُوَ خَيْرًا لَّهُمْ بَلْ هُوَ شَرٌّ لَّهُمْ سَيُطَوَّقُونَ مَا بَخِلُواْ بِهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَلِلّهِ مِيرَاثُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَاللّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ

    suraah imraan

    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ إِذَا ضَرَبْتُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّهِ فَتَبَيَّنُواْ وَلاَ تَقُولُواْ لِمَنْ أَلْقَى إِلَيْكُمُ السَّلاَمَ لَسْتَ مُؤْمِنًا تَبْتَغُونَ عَرَضَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا فَعِندَ اللّهِ مَغَانِمُ كَثِيرَةٌ كَذَلِكَ كُنتُم مِّن قَبْلُ فَمَنَّ اللّهُ عَلَيْكُمْ فَتَبَيَّنُواْ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرًا

    suraah nisaa

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