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Islamic flags and banners that unite the ummah

First: The color of the banner and the flag, the Sahih and Hasan Shari’ evidences that were narrated shows that the banner is white, and the flag is black from the following evidences:

1- أخرج النسائي في سننه الكبرى، والترمذي عَنْ جَابِرٍ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ «دَخَلَ مَكَّةَ وَلِوَاؤُهُ أَبْيَضُ». وأخرج ابن أبي شيبة في مصنفه عَنْ عَمْرَةَ قَالَتْ: «كَانَ لِوَاءُ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَبْيَضَ».

1. An-Nasa’i has narrated in his book al-Sunan al-Kubra, and at-Tirmidhi has narrated on authority of Jaber that Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم “entered Makkah with his white banner.”

Ibn Abi Shayba narrated in his Musannaf on authority of Amra that she said: “the banner of Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alaihi wassalam was white.”

2- أخرج أحمد، وأبو داود، والنسائي في سننه الكبرى عن يُونُسُ بْنُ عُبَيْدٍ مَوْلَى مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْقَاسِمِ، قَالَ: بَعَثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْقَاسِمِ إِلَى الْبَرَاءِ بْنِ عَازِبٍ يَسْأَلُهُ عَنْ رَايَةِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَاهى؟ فَقَالَ: «كَانَتْ سَوْدَاءَ مُرَبَّعَةً مِنْ نَمِرَةٍ.”

2. Ahmad, Abu Dawud, and an-Nasa’i in his book al-Sunan al-Kubra have narrated on authority of Younus bin Obeid, the slave of Mohammad Bin al-Qassem that he said: Mohammad Bin al-Qassem sent me to al-Baraa bin Azeb to ask him about the flag of Prophet Muhammad sallalahu alaihi wassalam what is it? He said: “it was a black square from Namira”.

3- أخرج الترمذي وابن ماجه عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ: «كَانَتْ رَايَةُ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَوْدَاءَ، وَلِوَاؤُهُ أَبْيَضَ».

3. At-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah have narrated on authority of Ibn Abbas who said: “The flag of Prophet Mohammad sallalahu alaihi wassalam was black, and his banner was white.”

وأخرج البغوي في شرح السنة، عَنْ عَمْرَةَ، قَالَتْ: «كَانَ لِوَاءُ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَبْيَضَ، وَكَانَتْ رَايَتُهُ سَوْدَاءَ…»

Al-Baghawi has narrated in Sharh al-Sunnah on authority of Amrah who said: “the banner of Prophet Mohammad sallalahu alaihi wassalam was white, and his flag was black…”

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