The Crescent of Stupidity

Oh noooo….this is wrong on so many levels! Please, I’m begging every single one of you. Google it, Bing it, Yahoo it, or just pick up any old history text book that deals with Islamic history and the Ottoman Empire, and please please please pay attention to the fact that the crescent was adopted into Islam directly from Diana, the Goddess of the Hunt! This has no relevance in Islam. It stems from pagan worship and in no way represents anything Islamic. Wallahi, I am not making this up. 

Please, please, please just take a few seconds to Google the origins of the moon and star in Islam and you will see that I am not making this up. Our insistence on sighting the moon of Ramadaan as opposed to calculating it further entrenches this idea in people’s minds that the crescent symbol is somehow related to that ritual, but it’s not. It never has been, and most importantly, it was never used during the time of the Prophet (SAW), the rightly guided caliphs, nor the numerous generations that followed for a few hundred years! 

Audhubillah! Please abandon the use of this symbol. It has no benefit whatsoever and only creates links between Muslims and Pagans, and nothing else. If you wish, you can find more info under this tag of mine. Please, discourage the use of these symbols wherever you see them. May Allah save us from this horrible innovation. Imagine performing salaah while you have the symbol of Diana embellishing everything around you, including our mosques, homes, prayer mats, etc.!


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