Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Star and Crescent

Familiar with this? Where can you see this? Is this a symbol of Islam?
Lets read some information from wikipedia:

The star and crescent appear in combination in finds from in and around ancient Israel. It has been associated with the Moabites (14th or early 13th – 6th century BC), as the symbol or symbols appear on what are thought to be Moabite name seals. Crescents appearing together with a star or stars are a common feature of Sumerian iconography, the crescent usually being associated with the moon god Sin and the star (often identified as Venus) with Ishtar. However, in this context, there is a third element often seen, that being the sun disk of Shamash.
Academic discussion of a star or stars together with crescents in Sumerian representations does not always clearly indicate if they appear in isolation (the "star and crescent" as such) or as part of a triad of symbols, "the three celestial emblems, the sun disk of Samas, the crescent of Sin, and the star of Istar" or "the crescent of Sin (the moon god), the star of Ishtar and the ray of Shamash". Nevertheless, later use of the star and crescent by the Parthians, and other Iranian dynasties is often traced to earlier use in Mesopotamia.As one scholar observed, "[t]he Parthian king Mithradates I conquered Mesopotamia around 147 BC, and Susa in about 140 BC A later Parthian king, Orodes II (58-38 BC), issued coins at Susa and elsewhere which display a star and crescent on the obverse. The succeeding ruler, Phraates IV (38-3/2 BC), minted coins showing either a star alone or a star with crescent moon. In representing the star and crescent on their coins the Parthians thus adopted traditional symbols used in Mesopotamia and Elam more than two millennia before their own arrival in those parts." Along these lines, some scholars maintain that later use of the symbol arose from Babylonian mythology in which the juxtaposition of Sin (moon god, father of time) and Shamash (supreme ruling sun god, judge of heaven and earth) was a metaphor for the cosmic powers given to the Babylonian king to rule.
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Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) knows Sin and Ishtar very well cause he destroyed the idols [21:57-58].

Today we are using the symbols of this fake gods/idols.
Where do we use them? Everywhere (thinking that it is 'islamic').

The sickest place is on top of our mosque. A place we pray to Allah. I just wish I can go up there and break it off!

Oh and I forget to say its also on the Malaysia flag that many people salute and stand facing it when 'Negaraku' is sung. Lets solute to the Pagan god.

Dont like this? Then do something about it.


  1. As far as I have learn, star & crescent symbol is derived from Ottoman (and its predecessor) empire. But since you have highlight this, my jaws drop off to learn it's a pagan symbol.

    Many Muslim countries in the past used various shapes to represent Islam. Some even used the Hexagram-shape star (which is now commonly associated with Zionist Israel state & Jewish people), as it represents the Seal of Solomon (Nabi Sulaiman a.s.). One such example is this ancient Turkish country: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candaro%C4%9Flu

    I think the closest symbol to Islam is plain green colour, just like the Libya flag, or at least, the kalimah Allah.

    Thanks very much for this seriously important info, bro :)

  2. Assalamualaikum brother, I'd like to share with you an interesting info on this topic from (http://blogs.muxlim.com/captiveminds/crescent-moon-and-star-are-not-islamic/)

    "We’d like to state that “the crescent moon and star symbol actually pre-dates Islam by several thousand years. Information on the origins of the symbol are difficult to ascertain, but MOST sources agree that these ancient celestial symbols were in use by the peoples of Central Asia and Siberia in their worship of sun, moon, and sky gods. There are also reports that the crescent moon and star were used to represent the Carthaginian goddess Tanit or the Greek goddess Diana.

    The city of Byzantium (later known as Constantinople and Istanbul) adopted the crescent moon symbol. According to some reports, they chose it in honor of the goddess Diana. Others indicate that it dates back to a battle in which the Romans defeated the Goths on the first day of a lunar month. In any event, the crescent moon was featured on the city's flag even before the birth of Christ.

    The early Muslim community did not really have a symbol. During the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) Islamic armies and caravans flew simple solid-colored flags (generally black, green, or white) for identification purposes. In later generations, the Muslim leaders continued to use a simple black, white, or green flag with no markings, writing, or symbolism on it.

    It wasn’t until the Ottoman Empire that the crescent moon and star became affiliated with the Muslim world. When the Turks conquered Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1453, they adopted the city’s existing flag and symbol. Legend holds that the founder of the Ottoman Empire, Othman, had a dream in which the crescent moon stretched from one end of the earth to the other. Taking this as a good omen, he chose to keep the crescent and make it the symbol of his dynasty. There is speculation that the five points on the star represent the five daily prayers, but this is pure conjecture. The five points were not standard on the Ottoman flags, and it is also not standard on flags used in the Muslim world today.

    For hundreds of years, the Ottoman Empire ruled over the Muslim world. After centuries of battle with Christian Europe, it is understandable how the symbols of this empire became linked in people’s minds with the faith of Islam as a whole.

    Based on this history, MANY Muslims REJECT using the crescent moon as a symbol of Islam. The faith of Islam has historically adopted NO symbol, and many refuse to accept what is essentially an ancient pagan icon.”

    Excerpted, with slight modifications, from:

    The American Muslim scholar, Sheik Yusuf Estes, Director of islamtomorrow.com, and National Chaplain WAMY, adds:

    “The symbol of Islam IS NOT the crescent moon and the star, but it was used by the last Islamic Dynasty, the Ottoman’s. The Ottoman Empire deemed it appropriate to use the star and crescent as their symbols, but not the symbols of Islam. I repeat, the star and the crescent moon are not a part of the religion of Islam. Because Islam is so strict on the concept of no other gods with Allah; and no images of any kind; it is a mistake to consider that Islam authorized the general use of such things. Additionally, Islam forbids the images (statues) of any kinds of humans, animals or any of Allah’s creations, so how about using a symbol for Islam?”

  3. Some people simply dont know what they are talking about.