How did the crescent moon, a pagan symbol, ended up being the symbol of Islam?

How did the crescent moon, a pagan symbol, ended up being the symbol of Islam? This would be like the pentagram becoming the symbol of Christianity.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Quran 53:19–20

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Now, have you considered ˹the idols of˺ Lât and ’Uzza, and the third one, Manât, as well?
      What does this have to do with the crescent moon?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The same reason Muhammad references pagan deities is the same reason islam appropriates a pagan symbol.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The same reason Muhammad references pagan deities is the same reason islam appropriates a pagan symbol.

        cool. now lets hear the verses before and after

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Those are the high-flying cranes
          whose intercession is to be hoped for.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because its not a pagan symbol exclusively and its a symbol that were used by everybody (Romans, Persians, Sumerians, Byzantines etc...)
    As for why it become the symbol of the islamic world we dont know, some dynasties and states used it, some say its because of the ottomans who took it from the byzantines

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Because its not a pagan symbol exclusively
      Bro the crescent moon is one of THE most pagan symbols that you can find-
      >and its a symbol that were used by everybody (Romans, Persians, Sumerians, Byzantines etc...)
      >Romans
      Pagan
      >Persians
      Pagan
      >Sumerians
      Pagan

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah it's pretty weird
        it symbolise subterfuge, shadows, darkness, night, cold it's not a good sign to choose to be honest, i dont know why they picked it

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      so the guys who wrote one of the worst fantasy book sequels back then simply copy-pasted a logo who would have thought of that

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the pentagram was a Christian symbol for the five wounds of Christ. Here it is on a Church in the 13th century

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't the reversed Pentagram a satanic symbol? The symbol of Baphomet (muhammad)?

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >ended up being the symbol of Islam
    Only to westerners because Turks used it when they conquered Europe

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No not to westerners only, mosques all around the world are decorated with crescents, most Islamic countries have crescents on their flags, the tower overseeing the Kaaba has a crescent moon on top of it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >No
        Yes
        >mosques all around the world are decorated with crescents
        No they aren't, moron
        >most Islamic countries have crescents on their flags
        Mostly Turkic ones do

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I like how you ignored my point that there is a massive crescent overseeing the Kaaba.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Mostly Turkic ones do
          >Algeria
          >Azrebaijan
          >Pakistan
          >Maldives
          >Comoros
          >Mauritania
          >Malaysia
          >Turkmenistan
          >Uzbekistan
          >Lybia
          >Tunisia

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >moron lists Turkic/Asian countries and countries under Turkic rule
            kys

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            turks and ottomans was a muslim empire why do you get mad?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Malaysia is under Turkic rule?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >turkic and asian is the same
            >doesnt know that some of those countries used the crescent and star before any turkic contact

            Pls kys idiot

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Turks took it from byzantines

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the pentagram is in almost half the cathedrals I've ever been to

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you look carefully at the top of most mosques they usually have a crescent pointing out the top. I think it's just an aesthetic choice.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not. That is a Turkish political symbol for the Ottoman Empire.
    Muslims today use it for their flag, to say they are the successor of the Ottoman Empire, because they are the one who conquered Constantinople. THEN, Muslims want to have a symbol that is easy to draw like how Christians have the Cross ,and the israelite have the Magen David. Rather than have a calligraphy of Allah, they chose the Crescent Moon and star.

    That reminds me, did the Turks before they swap out Tengrism for Islam, use the Crescent Moon?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's not
      For all intents and puropses, it is.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Its not a turkish symbol you moron
      Everybody used it before
      Before the ottomans, you had islamic dynasties like the zyanids and hafsids who used it and the first islamic dynasties coins did have cresent and star (probably because they copied sassanid and roman models)

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >This would be like the pentagram becoming the symbol of Christianity.

    What about a five pointed star implies anti-christ to you? genuinely curious

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ask them, I'm not Christian.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Ask them, I'm not Christian.

      See

      https://i.imgur.com/nrhGr55.jpg

      the pentagram was a Christian symbol for the five wounds of Christ. Here it is on a Church in the 13th century

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Random semi-related point but despite Muslims going on and on about how beautiful the Koran is in Arabic, to my ears it honestly sounds nearly exactly the same as this guy who made a parody reading of The Tragedy of Darth Plageus the Wise in Hebrew and recited it in the "sacred" manner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPgJsCCpgsw

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Every time I hear Quran recitations they remind me of Dune and The Mummy.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it's the symbol of a greek goddess that was the patron goddess of byzantium. it became the emblem of the city itself over time. the city was one of the most influential places in the entire world and the symbol was well known. when the ottomans took it, it was more beneficial to them to keep the emblem because it still represented the same well-known source of power, the city. similar to conquerors keeping certain figureheads in power because it's easier to influence the population with them, it's easier to maintain control over the region by displaying the symbol of the city. the city became a central islamic power and the symbol eventually was adopted as a symbol of islam.

    >This would be like the pentagram becoming the symbol of Christianity.
    the cross was a pagan symbol before it was a christian one. there are variants going back into egypt, greece, and rome.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
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      Anonymous
  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Putting the name of God in something that soils so easily is considered as taboo. Flag of Saudi Arabia is especially problematic as they had to be stored separately and not to be stepped on or stepped over. Muslim flag (more like war banner) during muhammad era was a simple black field, in contrast to the armies of arab nonbelievers that typically has the drawing of an idol because reasons. Even the ummayad and abbasid empire chose a single color (field) as a flag.

    Nowadays plenty of non-arabic Muslim countries uses crescent and star as they were historically in commonwealth with Ottoman empire. In the middle east however they had a rough relation with the ottoman turks so they opted instead for a combination of green, white, red and black as some kind of pan Arabian political identity.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Abrahamism is filled with "pagan" things, moron. The moon is mostly a israeli symbol and Islam is very philosemitic—it is israeli actually.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So is the sun worship aryan?

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How did the crescent moon, a pagan symbol, ended up being the symbol of Islam?
    because Islam is a pagan religion idiot
    >This would be like the pentagram becoming the symbol of Christianity.
    the pentagram IS a symbol of Christianity idiot
    5 points for the 5 wounds of Christ (nails in 2 hands, 2 feet, crown of thorns at the head)

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >How did the crescent moon, a pagan symbol, ended up being the symbol of Islam?
    Ottomans being the face of Islam to Europe for many centuries. Its not really a symbol of Islam per say, just a thing that got associated with it. The caliphates used blank fields of various colors.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >a thread where every single post is wrong
    keep up the great work IQfy

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Byzantines used it when they allied with the Turks against the Sassanians. Turks thought it was cool and adopted it. Later, Turks became Muslim and given their importance in the Eastern Islamic realms, such symbol became associated with Islam. Simple as.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Isn't silver associated with the Moon?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        silver is associated with the east, oriental

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There's no "offical" symbol for Islam, its just that some Muslims adopted it as one. I guess the closest thing we have to a "symbol" is the Tawheed hand gesture, which resembles the oneness of God

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