Originally Posted by nurofislam
Yeap, of course someone may thought that was a common misconception,but the star and crescent are common and widely accepted by most of the muslim country, to use it as their own symbol of Islamic Nation
,and also got inspired from the flags of uthmaniah empire.At that time almost all the muslim country from Africa to Asia has been conquered and occupied by the european power, except the Islamic Uthmaniah Turks which is still maintain and remain freedom, for hundreds of years, the Ottoman Empire ruled over the Muslim world. After centuries of battle with Christian Europe, it is understandable how the symbols of this empire became linked in people's minds with the faith of Islam as a whole.
Until in the early 19th century when Mustafa Kemal overthrowned the power, and became the new successor to the new modern Republic of Turkey that we known today.Since the constitution of Republic of Turkey by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1923 many newly independent countries in the 20th century, all of them with Turkic, Ottoman and/or Islamic roots and some inspired and impressed by the republican Kemalist way of government, adopted the flags with the star and crescent prominent in the Turkish Flag.
Actually there are no symbol to indicate faith of Islam in a real meaning and the star and crescent certainly not in uniform use among Muslims.As a muslim i think, its rather to regard that only as a symbol to indicate Islamic Nation,absolutely not a symbol for our faith.
i dont think a sword would be a good symbol either
The "base flag" of Saudi Arabia, the shahada or profession of faith ("There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet") on solid green was an old flag, connected to the Wahhabi reformist movement of the late 18th century, with whose religious drive the as-Saud family first rose to power.Later the sword was added in 1902 by Abdulaziz ibn Abdulrahman as-Saud the first king of the Nejd and Hejaz.
In 1925, Abdulaziz established himself as King of the Nejd and Hejaz, with unknown flag alterations.When the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was established in 1932, the earlier Nejdi flag continued, though variants are shown with two swords, with a white stripe toward the hoist.The sword, only to symbolising the victories of Ibn Saud, the green color of this and other Islamic flags is said to be derived from the fact that the Prophet Muhammad wore a green cloak.
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