This combination is seen in the flag of Turkey. There are many imitators, but they are just that...
Due to the 1,000 year fight of Muslim Turk and Christian Europe, the symbols have come to be mistakingly representative of Islam by Europeans and now the world. The Crescent Moon and Star (Sun during the Ottoman Empire) are ancient Turkish celestial symbols of power originating from the Turkish, ancestoral lands of Siberia and Central Asia.
Its origins are not Arabic or Persian and it can not be Islamic due to the strict, religious doctrines forbiding the usage of any symbols or the painting/drawing/sclupting of human faces... these very important religious facts are disregarded today by those trying to claim the Moon & Star as their own today.
Needless to say, the origins of the Crescent & Sun/star are in fact Turkish from ancient times, pre-Islamic. The Turks believed in Shamanisim and more importantly the one supreme Sky God (Tanri) along side others gods like that of the Moon & Sun, when they roamed nomadicaly on horseback in the steppes of Siberia & central Asia.
In the 10th century, the Turks accepted Islam on their own will and conquered the Middle East. Witin a few centuries, the Turks became extremely powerful and strected an empire from the gates of Vienna, Austria, Russia all the way to Spain in the west. They brought into Islam their own free spirit, dynamizm, Turkish culture, superstitions and serious beliefs as well. This is the origin of how the Crescent Moon & Star came into the Islamic world.
The importance of the celestial bodies can be seen in many Turk epics, poems, songs, names etc... One quick example is that of the legendary leader of the Western Turks, Oguz Khan, named his first 3 born Sun, Moon, & Star emphasizing the importance of the celestial objects to Turks. The founder of the Ottoman Turkish empire, Osman, had a dream in which he invisioned a Crescent Moon stretching over the Earth, he took it as a good sign and made it the symbol of his dynasty. Where ever a Turkish army met with a Euro-Christian one, of course it would be seen that the Turks used a Moon and Europeans assumed that this was the symbol of Islam used by Muslim people. [this was wrong of course, as I said no symbols are allowed, but Turks quite often incorporated their own beliefs and free spirit regarding the religion]
So, over the 1,000 year fight of Muslim Turk and Westerners, the symbols have come to be mistakenly representative of Islam by Europeans and now the world. The Crescent Moon and Star are ancient Turkish celestial symbols of power originating from the Turkish, ancestral lands of Siberia and Central Asia. You see for a 1000 years Turks were the warriors, the leaders of Islam so it is not unusual that our symbols have been adopted by many present-day countries that are by a majority Muslim. But it doesn't mean that the symbols are Islamic or Muslim. Unfortunately, this confusion will most likely never be cleared up. It is very deep in the minds of the world, even the Muslim world.
Interesting note: The representative color of all Turks in the world is Skyblue or Turquiose, but we have also ascribed color to the four cardinal directions (North=Black, East=SkyBlue, South=White, & West=Red). Therefore, the Red background is used to indicate that we are the most geographically western of our family. (Over time and among the folk, the color has also come to represent the Turkish blood shed over the centuries of warfare.)
The crescent moon and star in Islam means nothing rather it's a cultural thing which a lot of Muslim majority countries adopted in homage to the Ottoman and Mogul empire.
However, outside of Islam it just represent pagan gods specifically Greek, Turk, Persian and mongol.
the crescent moon & star looks like a moon (crescent) & a regular star
Turkey's flag has a crescent moon and one star.
I believe the crescent represents the crescent-shaped turn in the Mississippi RIver, and the star represents the city of New Orleans.
Symbol of islam, although there is also a star in this sign.
The crescent moon an the single star is the insignia for Islam.
The crescent moon and star is the symbol of the Islamic, or Mohammedan, faith.
The crescent moon and star is actually the symbol of the Ottoman Turkish empire. In Islam, the moon is just the moon.
'Waxing' means the Moon's illumination is growing, and 'Crescent' means less than half of the Moon is illuminated.
two are: the crescent moon & star and the lion
Cresent moon with a star is a religious sign.
Algeria, the Comoros, Malaysia, Mauritania, Pakistan, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan all have the crescent moon and star.
There is a crescent moon every month, and there are always stars in the sky - so yes.
the crescent moon and star
crescent moon and star
A crescent moon is a phase of the moon.It even looks like a crescent banana shape.
Any tattoo can have specific meaning to a individual person but in general the crescent moon and star is a symbol used on middle-eastern/Muslim flags
the greek goddess nyx
crescent moon and/or a star
The crescent and star pattern on the flag and the green colour are all symbols of Islam.The star and crescent moon were symbols of the Islamic Empire and have come to mean symbols of unified Islam.
The flag of Turkey consists of a white crescent moon and a star on a red background.The two symbols on the flag of Turkey are: a white crescent moon and a star.
im guessing you mean symbol of Islam. the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon and 5 pointed star.
I would think so, the Muslim don't have a patent on the Star and Crescent moon to my knowledge and if it mean something to you then I would do it, I have some symbols of things that I'm not a part of so I would say Yes if it means something to you.
The Crescent Moon and Sword is a symbol of Islam, it has no meaning in Judaism.