It was a Byzantine symbol that was adopted in the middle ages by various Muslim armies.
Countries that use the symbol now just stole it from the Ottoman flag.
False. Moon flag was adopted a thousand hear later. Most original Islamic symbol were like pic related.
The colors are combinations of banners used by the abbasids and ummayads
That was banner of Constantinople but wasn't used by the time Ottomans took it. Ottomans used crescent flag before taking Constantinople, the star however was added later and might be due Constantinople.
The arabs were sandwiched between the Byzantines and Persians. Also there had been a Jewish Empire in Yemen that collapsed shortly before the prophet was born.
So Arabia had tons of Jews, Orthodox Christians, Gnostics, Zoroastrians, and Pagans. The pagans had many different Gods.
The "Islamic " moon and crescent has to do with Turkic dieties related to Tengriism. It has nothing to do with Byzantines, Muslims, or pre-islamic Arab gods.
Before the Turks their was no real symbol for Islam other than maybe colored banners with calligraphy
IIRC Allah was in the moon god you are talking about before the pre islamic era. But OP is correct in my opinion. The crescent was used after the conquest of Byzantium, those greeks used the crescent before constantine settled in. Its no coincidence that both crescents look very much alike.
Whereas Crescent appears precisely in the times of Turkish migration, long before the conquest of Constantinople, probably refers to Tengri, gaining a new meaning to Islamization.
Since 1517, the Ottomans took the spiritual and political leadership of the Islamic world (Sunni), assuming the Caliphate. Not only its formal protectorates, as their satellites and allies began to emulate the full range of practices that the Ottomans adopted. Clothing, weapons, architecture, and even symbols.
All save for Pakistan (Mughals) have Turkish origin, you're right.
>Romans were using crescent of moon already for centuries.Crescent with star was a symbol of Ancient town of Byzantion but was still heavily used even after place was turned into Constantinople.Praetorian guard seemes to like this motif as well.Lion with radiant head probably become symbol of the Praetorians during 3rd century.
Turks have had Star and Crescent since Baideng Xiongnu Turks led by Modu Shanyu (Mete Khan) defeated the Chinese at 209 BC.
Star and Crescent was the Pagan symbol for Ülgen, Tengri's brother and the patron God of Turkics and Mongols.
Tengri's symbol was the Cosmic Eagle
Erlik's symbol was the Black Tree
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You can see the fucking moon and stars in the sky and some of you fuckers believe that only a culture can have it as a symbol?
Even White Wolf RPG designers know that the Crescent Star is a Turkic symbol way back when they designed Promethean 7 years ago.
Ulgen the Turkic God of the "Red Apple" (Westward Conquest) has a symbol og a Crescent Moon since before Christ, 10,000 km from any Roman influence waaaaay east in the Altai Mountains where Turks originate.
You moron. Turks brought crescent and star to Islam, not the other way around. Before Turks took over Islam from pagan roots, arabs used Allah's typography or the first prayer as symbols.
BASED Turks said "fuck you arab shits" and cucked their religion.
Isn't the pentagram a European symbol?
It can be found in many cultures around the world.
The "Wu Xing" (five Chinese elements) is one example, with a pentagram used to show the "overcoming" cycle.
It's not an exclusively European symbol.
>stars have been used to represent angels
>crescent moon has been used to represent wombs
>therefore this symbol means angels impregnating women
Correlation vs. Causation, friend. I'm not a muslim but this image is obviously bullshit.
>fish have been used to represent Jesus
>ocean has been used to represent womb
>Finding Nemo is about Mary