Star and Crescent Symbol in Islam
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.
- “crescent.” Chevalier, Jean; John Buchanan-Brown (trans.), Penguin Dictionary of Symbols (Penguin Reference).
- “Crescent.” Cooper, J. C., An Illustrated Encyclopaedia of Traditional Symbols (Thames & Hudson).
|Title||Star and Crescent Symbol in Islam|
|Published||February 16, 2017|
|Last Updated||March 8, 2021|
|MLA Citation||“Star and Crescent Symbol in Islam.” ReligionFacts.com. 8 Mar. 2021. Web. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022. <religionfacts.com/star-and-crescent>|