Why does the crescent moon symbol sit on top of mosques?
There is a difference between someone who wants an answer, or someone who just wants to ignorantly point fingers at Islam with false info.
Both names of the daughters you have mentioned existed before Islam, they were statues inside Kaaba that got destroyed by Muslims when Islam was found.
In Islam it says that these both names you have mentioned are Pagan types of worship, so how can they be daughters of the same God (Allah) who created the Muslim belief?
I just happened to get to this forum through Google, even though my reply is late, I will be delighted to collaborate.
Symbolism in General is a satanic act. I am Muslim and I myself do not agree with the crescent moon over mosques, symbolism in Islam is forbidden.
Islam: The Crescent moon was added in a very late era of Islam, Islam has been around since 1400 Years and only for the past 100 years the crescent moon appeared in Muslim societies from the Ottoman Empire, Legend says that Osman the founder of the Ottoman empire had a dream of a crescent moon stretching in the sky from the far east to the west so he added it to their flag. Now I do not agree with that to be enough reason to add the moon.
The moon and the sun are one of the oldest forms of worship before the existence of all 3 religions. The geographic location where the Ottoman Empire existed was occupied by the Greeks, they worshiped many forms of different Gods including a Moon God. The Ottoman Empire after occupying the area kept the existing ancient Greek symbol "One of their Symbols" which is the moon on their new flag to represent and identify the location they took over.
Islam has been around since 1400 Years, you can be an optimist and look at that it didn't exist for the previous 1300 years and only for the last 100 years.
Christianity: "The cross is a pagan symbol that was adored in Egypt thousands of years before Jesus was born. The Roman Catholic Church adopted the cross symbol at least 600 years after Jesus was supposedly crucified. Even the early Christians of North Africa rejected the wooden cross after Tertullian condemned it. " [Source:www.answering-christianity.com]
Notice the Attached picture, "Orpheus crucified" it has the crescent moon, the stars and the cross engraved, all these are pagan types of worship that are being added to our heavenly religions to corrupt them over time and destroy history.
Judaism: The Star of David is not and was never a symbol of Judaism, Many Rabbis around the world disagree with it but they get beat up and thrown in Jail by Zionist thugs who work for "Rothschild" who stole the Star of David and used it as a symbol for the state of Israel which became a common mistake that it is the symbol for Judaism. Note that Zionist does not mean Jew and does not mean Israel.
The Vatican: Please read the attached link to know what the Vatican actually is
Symbols have been secretly and slowly added to all religions, no religion should have a symbol because it creates an identity which forms Ego that makes people offensive against other. Eventually All heavenly religions worship the same one God so why would he need many symbols? What is going on is bigger than we all think, it is a plan to corrupt all religions and set us all against each other so the ruling Elite "Illuminati" can act as saviors and introduce a new world wide religion which will be fully dedicated to satanic worship.
God's blessing be upon you all,
The ideology of the Crescent Moon Symbol On Mosques or as a symbol representing Islam is not Islamic. I came to this realisation even as a non-Muslim/Islamocurious. It does not enhance our religion in anyway rather its a remnant of cultural attachment copied from the ME Muslim community (it even have a politico-cultural rooted which bore on residual cultural pagan concept of the ME area.
Anybody who feel otherwise should bring evidence of it being Sunnah from the Qur'an and the authentic hadith (I'll gladly follow these two whatever, wherever, whenever), , else good riddance to old rubbish.
Islam is a way of live already decreed. we have only too option eat it or throw it away. May Allah guide us unto the right path and may our reasonnot goes to waste.
From the response can I infer that the Crescent & star symbol used in Islam/mosques is:
-essentially a pagan icon. which has somehow been accepted.
-has no place in the religion of the Muslims.
Then how does this reality compare with the Islamic creed on innovation and pagan influence?
Can Muslims kindly explain with with evidence.
The crescent is now often used to symbolize the Islamic faith. However, I learnt from studies (Being a seeker, I study. I’m not just another run-of-the-mill simpletons who waits on nairaland to be feed some islamophobic half-truth crap by the likes of Frosbel, Jesus., Toba, Davidylan etc. Get it!) that the crescent was not a symbol used for Islam by Muhammad, (as the Islamic religion claims it forbids all images, as opposed to the way that the cross symbolizes Christianity, the menorah was a commonly-occurring symbol of Judaism, etc.).
Not to argue, but, why is it such a prominent Islamic symbol. why on the tops of mosques everywhere in the world? I would have thought that at some time some Muslim would have rejected the symbol. I mean no disrespect, I just don't understand it.
Frankly bro, I have not heard or caught wind of the slightest concern over this among Muslims to change it.
Is it just blindly accepted by Muslims of today as their symbol of faith or what, ?
The CRESCENT Moon represented One of the DAUGHTERS of Allah called Al LAT!
The STAR represented the second DAUGHTER of Allah calleed Al Uzza (the planet Venus)!
Hence although Muhammadans FALSELY CLAIM pure Monotheism, the PAGAN daughters of Allah are on top of every mosque!
They of course for obvious reasons vehemently DENY all these revelations by finding 1001 excuses!
Allah's DAUGHTERS are in Muhammadan Islam even 1400 years later!
Whenever you guys want to do your fraud. you simple mention verses without quoting them. I have quoted the verse for you . Pls advance your arguement if you are truthful.
"It is not permitted to the Sun to catch up the Moon, nor can the night outstrip the day, each just swims along in its own orbit." (36:40 Ali translation)
And from among His Signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon.
Prostrate yourselves not to the sun nor to the moon, but prostrate yourselves to Allah Who created them,
if you worship Him.
Other than its use in marking the beginning of the Yearly Muslim fast, the crescent has no other significance in
Islam. It is merely an architectural embellishment found on some (and not all) mosques. The star-crescent "logo" was adopted by the
Ottomans after the Turks conquered Constantinople - it did not even start off as a religious symbol but as a state symbol.
@the seeker, i just pray they listen cos when JESUS(pbuh) comes is gonna be brutal,imagine, they all thought GOD can forsake his own,never,our own JESUS is alive and coming soon to BULALA them sango,oya,oshun,ogun,christians and all other ELEBOS, I just pray my family members accept Allah as one and not three before then
@focus elenufaya, pls mind your business,are u trying to tell me am lying your god cry like that
this board is a proof that most Nigerians are mostly emptily religious but hardly Godly.
More insults and diatribes are exchanged on this board than on any other board on NL, most probably.
If you wonder why we have violent clashes many times in the country, here, this board, is your answer.
Why can't the virtues of decency and some respect for the other person be a guiding principle for people here who lay claim to some religiosity even when you are in disagreement with the other folk.
GOD IS OMINIPOTENT AND AS A DEAR GOD HE IS ALWAYS WILLING TO ANSWER OUR SINCERE QUESTION
SO I DARE YOU TO ASK GOD TODAY TO, BY HIS OWN SPECIAL MEANS COMMUNACATE THE TRUTH OR THE FALSEHOOD OF JESUS CHRIST TO YOU
NOTE WITH A SINCERE HEART
WHO EVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED
TO ALL MUSLIM FOLKS
focused 123, if Allah says face the Qibla (directional Object) that is dear to your heart, and it is Masjid Haram where the Kaaba is the symbol of it, will you not quit worshipping three gods and join me in true worship of your Creator? My proof is that Kaaba, when you can see it, regardless of whatever direction you are of it, you will have no choice but to face it! This simply means that if two people are on opposite sides of this central object called kaaba, the face it, facing each other with the kaaba as the Qibla between them.
focused123. do you have a thing of order, unifying thing like that in your religion?
@Nezan; « #71 on: September 15, 2009, 01:09 PM »
While you give for sake of full pages but emptiness of messages, you step by step even mundane and useless an account of 33 years or at least the 3 years of what you call the ministry of the "FOUNDER OF CHRISTIANITY", Jesus, but wimply short cahnged what Moses did, except the major events and you are even accurate in your record!