The Purpose of the Crescent Moon in Islam

The use of the crescent moon and star as symbols actually pre-dates Islam by several thousand years. Information on the origins of the symbol are difficult to confirm, but most sources agree that these ancient celestial symbols were in use by the peoples of Central Asia ……

Crescent Moon: Symbol of Islam

Crescent Moon: Symbol of Islam? Courtesy of Tracy Pearson. The crescent moon and star is an internationally-recognized symbol of the faith of Islam. The symbol is featured on the flags of several Muslim countries, and is even part of the official emblem for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.…