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Islamic symbols

The primary symbol of Islam is the star and crescent, which is featured on a number of flags in the Middle East. Other symbols include the name of Allah in Arabic script and a mosque silhouette.

  • Star and Crescent Symbol in Islam

    The star and crescent was the symbol of the Ottoman Empire and appears on the flags of many Muslim countries. It has come to be used as a symbol of Islam, though it is not an official symbol and some Muslims reject it for polytheistic associations. full article →