Islam

Star and Crescent Symbol in Islam

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The star and crescent was the symbol of the Ottoman Empire and appears on the flags of many Muslim countries. It has come to be used as a symbol of Islam, though it is not an official symbol and some Muslims reject it for polytheistic associations.

Sources

  1. “crescent.” Chevalier, Jean; John Buchanan-Brown (trans.), Penguin Dictionary of Symbols (Penguin Reference).
  2. “Crescent.” Cooper, J. C., An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols (Thames & Hudson).
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Title Star and Crescent Symbol in Islam
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Last UpdatedMarch 8, 2021
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MLA Citation “Star and Crescent Symbol in Islam.” ReligionFacts.com. 8 Mar. 2021. Web. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021. <religionfacts.com/star-and-crescent>