a symbol of Islamic identity in common usage. However, this symbol did not, in fact, rise from religious sources. This symbol first came into use with Muslims when the Turks conquered Constantinople. The crescent symbol was popular among the Byzantines then and the Turks later adopted it. Different countries have since used the symbol to indicate Muslim origins, etc., attributing various meanings to the crescent and star.
If you're referring to mosques and Islamic flags, it predates Islam when pre-Islamic people (Arabs) worshiped a crescent moon god father of which many statuettes have been found throughout the Middle East. Mecca is where this god being supposedly resided. These pre-Islamists also worshiped a female sun goddess and several 'star' daughters as well as meteorites that would occasionally fall, one of which was incorporated into the Kabba around which modern Muslims worship. This is also probably why they follow a lunar based calendar and carry small swords shaped like crescent moons. Some say one of the names of this moon god was "Allah" but others argue that Allah just means "god". But it's quite likely Mohammed & his followers assimilated pagan traditions and beliefs with his new found faith.
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The Crescent Moon and Sword is a symbol of Islam, it has no meaning in Judaism.
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crescent moon is what we look for at the start at Ramadan and the start of eid it doesn't a have hidden meaning .
Answer: The crescent moon was adopted as a symbol by Muslims after Muhammad and has no religious significance. It is only a representation of the new moon - which is the basis for both the Islamic and Jewish calendars.
a waning crescent is a phase of the moon where the visible part of sunlight side of the moon is a crescent that gets smaller every night until new moon (when you can't see anything).
Muslims look at the moon to tell the beginning and end of Ramadan. If it is a crescent moon, then that is how we know the beginning/end of Ramadan.
Its suppose to be a crescent moon but its just a sign we have. We arent suppose to worship it and its not suppose to be symbolic or anything
When the moon looks like a crescent, it is either a waxing crescent or waning crescent moon.
Every lunar month when the moon appears as a crescent on the first day, to eventually become a full moon, that crescent, that thin almost invisible first day of the moon is called a "new moon".
Islam has no signs to signify the religion. Although the crescent has been used, but it is not a sign for Muslims, because the crescent was used in pre-Islam Asia Minor and by the Ottoman Empire. Now they do have flags though, but that is cultural, not religion. The closest thing is probably the crescent, meaning to sight the moon with the naked eye marking the beginning of the Muslim month of Ramadan.
The moon was as cresent as a moon.......
Hilal is an Arabic word meaning crescent moon.
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 new moon comes after the crescent moon
a moon shape or a crescent moon.
the crescent moon & star looks like a moon (crescent) & a regular star
A crescent moon looks most like
The crescent moon in Islam has no special religious meaning. It has no special Islam or religious meaning or symbol. It is just a traditional or historical symbol used on mosques buildings and some flags of Islamic countries.
A crescent? Or a half moon,full moon,new moon, crescent moon
A moon that is less than a half moon is a 'crescent'.
Islam has nothing to do with crescent moon and the stars. it wasn't there when the prophet was living ,most probably it was adopted because Islamic calender is according to the Luna.
The crescent moon symbol has nothing to do with Islam religion. It is not a religious symbol. It is just a political symbol that had been first used in flags by the ottomans.
When the crescent has waned all it can, we get a New Moon next.