Today, I’m thankful for color. Without it, life would be booorrinnnggg. Imagine it… a monochrome world, everything black, white, or shades of grey.
It’d be interesting, and different, but you wouldn’t be able to buy that flashy red car or tell when tomatoes get ripe or wear that shirt that really brings out your eyes, and grey skies get boring and depressing after awhile.
Black & White photography is classic and beautiful and much more techy and fun in the developing stage, but even if color photography is vulgar, we see in color, the world is in color, everything is in color.
Or imagine a world with only black folks in it, and… Rejoice! Seriously, though, it’s all the different skin tones and colors that make this world a great place to live, and if not for different skin tones, there wouldn’t be a Hanabibti, MashaAllah.
As Allah azza wa jall tells us in Surah Fatir
أَلَمْ تَرَ أَنَّ اللَّهَ أَنزَلَ مِنَ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجْنَا بِهِ ثَمَرَاتٍ مُّخْتَلِفًا أَلْوَانُهَا ۚ وَمِنَ الْجِبَالِ جُدَدٌ بِيضٌ وَحُمْرٌ مُّخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهَا وَغَرَابِيبُ سُودٌ
Do you not see that Allah sends down rain from the sky, and We produce thereby fruits of varying colors? And in the mountains are tracts, white and red of varying shades and [some] extremely black.
وَمِنَ النَّاسِ وَالدَّوَابِّ وَالْأَنْعَامِ مُخْتَلِفٌ أَلْوَانُهُ كَذَٰلِكَ ۗ إِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاءُ ۗ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزِيزٌ غَفُورٌ
And among people and moving creatures and grazing livestock are various colors similarly. Only those fear Allah, from among His servants, who have knowledge. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Forgiving.
May Allah help me to remember Him, and give thanks to Him, and worship Him in the best possible manner, ameen.