Muslims and Diana, Goddess of the Hunt

Here’s a classic article to demonstrate the ignorance of Muslims today. The article discusses one of my pet peeves, which is the adoption of the moon and star as symbols of Islam. It confirms my previous statements about its unsavoury origins and also confirms that it is directly adopted from Diana, goddess of the hunt.  [...]

Those Wonderful Symbols of ‘Islam’

The joy of symbols. So here we have a mosque with a paving design that incorporates the Jewish symbol which is the Star of David. To my knowledge, it is widely accepted that: The five pointed star is the star used by various Christian kings, including King Richard (if I’m not mistaken) who was being [...]

What’s your reason?

The moon and star symbols were never used during the time of Rasulullah (SAW), nor during the time of the rightly guided caliphs thereafter, and not even for a few hundred years after the demise of Rasulullah (SAW). So what’s your excuse for using it? Because you found your forefathers doing so? Or because the [...]

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 [...]

Moderation of Purpose

On my way home from work today I was stuck in traffic for much longer than anticipated. It seemed certain that I would miss Asr salaah if I stayed on my route, so I took a detour and stopped at a mosque along the way. The mosque was embellished with the moon and star symbol [...]

My struggles with those symbols

It feels like I’ve come almost full circle in my contemplations regarding that dastardly symbol that grates me each time the thought flits through my mind. After reading a post on Tumblr this week, I was suddenly faced with the realisation that perhaps my response to this matter has been one of extremism rather than [...]