Star and Crescent
Deadline: Monday, September 17, 2012 by 08:00

In 6th Grade we begin the semester studying the history and rise of Islam. Today, Islam is the second-largest and one of the fastest-growing religions in the world.

The early Muslim community normally used  simple solid color flags of black, green or white to identify themselves as believers of Islam. In the 1800s, the Ottoman Empire (which we will study this year!)  introduced the star and crescent to identify itself as an empire and its connections to Islam.

  • What do you think is the connection between the symbol of the star and crescent and the religion of Islam?

Write your thoughts on this blog in the comment box below.

Look at the flags with stars and crescents on the slideshow. These are countries today which also have historical ties to Islam. 

  • Can you name the six countries to the flags below? Write the countries in the blog comment box.

Thank you!

 Mr. Hendricks


bekkhan atlangeriev
10/9/2012 23:45:11

Today's Turkish flag with a white star and crescent on a red background appeared a long time ago, but it still mutate throughout its history. White crescent with a star appeared on the flag of Turkey after the adoption by Turkey of Islam, but in spite of the fact that Turkey is a Muslim country, the flag of Turkey for Islam there is no characteristic green color.

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Mr. Hendricks
11/9/2012 17:00:46

Dear Bekkhan,

Your have answered one of the two questions. Do not forget to answer the connection of Islam and the star and crescent. Do not forget the other five flags.

A nice start, Bekkhan!

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bekkhan atlangeriev
10/9/2012 23:47:04

Today's Turkish flag with a white star and crescent on a red background appeared a long time ago, but it still mutate throughout its history. White crescent with a star appeared on the flag of Turkey after the adoption by Turkey of Islam, but in spite of the fact that Turkey is a Muslim country, the flag of Turkey for Islam there is no characteristic green color.

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katia polikarpova
13/9/2012 03:34:01

The use of the crescent symbol on Muslim flags is first seen by Europe during the Crusades. Flags showing crescents appear in depictions of flags from the 14th century.The use of the crescent symbol on Muslim flags is first seen by Europe during the Crusades. Flags showing crescents appear in depictions of flags from the 14th century.

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bekkhan atlangeriev
14/9/2012 04:51:38

1.Bey of Tunis Al-Husayn II ibn Mahmud decided to create a flag of Tunisia, close to the modern mind, after the battle of Navarino October 20, 1827, in the years 1831-1835 was approved. As such, the flag existed in the time of the French protectorate, and June 1, 1959 was proclaimed the national flag of the Republic of Tunisia (in accordance with the constitution.) June 30, 1999 the proportions and design of the flag have been refined by a special law, the general form of the flag at the same time has not changed.
Crescent and star, depicted on the flag of Tunisia, are traditional symbols of Islam, and as symbols of luck. Crescent and star were depicted on the flag of the Ottoman Empire, of which he was Tunis, Tunisia, the current characters reflect this historical connection.
2.The first national flag of modern Libya was adopted in 1951, when it gained independence from Italy. It was a rectangular panel consisting of three horizontal stripes: - red, the middle - and lower black - green. In the center of the black border, the width of which was twice the top or bottom, put images of white crescent with a five-pointed star. Flag design was based on the flag of Senussi Sufi order, is a black flag with a crescent and star.

After the revolution in Libya again declared and is now the national flag of the Libyan Republic.
3.May 28, 1918 was proclaimed the independence of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. One of the first actions was the adoption of the attributes of statehood. And as the original form of the flag was used as a sample flag Ottoman Empire. [8] June 21, 1918 was adopted by the National Flag of ADRs is a painting depicting a white crescent and eight-pointed white star on a red background, in contrast to the five-pointed star on the flag of Turkey.





Extract from the minutes of the ADR Government on 9 November 1918.
He was later questioned changing the state flag ADRs. The new project was to reflect three ideas: Turkism, Islamism, and the desire to progress. It should be noted that the formation of these ideas have influenced the work of the philosopher Dzhamaladdina Afghani (1838-1897), who in his book "The Philosophy of the national unity and the true nature of religious associations" and "Islamic Unity" argued that the progress of the Muslim peoples is possible if religious consolidation , national unity and to study the progressive traditions of European government. [8] And in 1914, the Baku magazine "Dirilik" published a series of articles creator party "Musavat" Mahammad Amin Rasulzade for works whose philosophy Afghanistan served as a starting point. Articles Rasulzade noted that the nation needed to revive the attributes that reflect the national identity, religion, language, historical past, modernity and progress.
4.The national flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a rectangular cloth of three horizontal stripes colored in blue, white and rich green color the entire length of the flag.

The length of the flag is 250 cm, width - 125 cm blue, white and green stripes of equal width. The width of each band is 40 cm on the edges of the white band, located in the middle of the flag are red border width of 2.5 cm each.

On the blue part of the flag on the front and back sides, the shaft white half-moon and around 12 white five-pointed stars.

Crescent moon and stars are part of a rectangle measuring 75 x 30 cm, which is located on the horizontal axis of the blue stripe.

Crescent is vertical ends of the shaft and in a circle with a diameter of 30 cm at a distance of 20 cm from the flagpole. Stars are part of a circle with a diameter of 6 cm distance between the circles 6 See Stars are vertically and horizontally in the order of three stars - the top row, four - and five on average - in the bottom. The lower number of stars located on the lower edge of the crescent at a distance of 3.5 cm

Symbolism of the National Flag of the Republic of Uzbekistan continues traditions of the flag of great powers that have existed in the country at the same time reflects the natural characteristics of the Republic, national and cultural identity of the people. Sky-blue color on the flag - a symbol of the blue sky and clean water. Azure revered in the East, once elected him for his flag and the great Amir Temur. White - a symbol of peace and purity. Newly independent state must be overcome on the way high passes. The white color in the flag means good wishes, the path was clean and bright. Green - the personification of the fertile nature. Currently in the world there is a growing movement for environmental protection, whose symbol is also green. Red stripes - the life force pulsing in every living being, a symbol of life. Crescent meets centuries-old tradition of the people of Uzbekistan. Crescent and star - the symbol of the cloudless sky of the world. On the flag of Uzbekistan of 12 stars. The number 12 refers to the 12 months of stellar, also sometimes believe that the number 12 represents the

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Mr. Hendricks
16/9/2012 17:18:56

Dear Bekkhan,

You have A LOT of information here, but remember, you have to write in your own words. Keep it simple! Remember the two questions that you need to answer!

Mr. H.

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julia triska
14/9/2012 18:35:44

for the question number 2 the answers are:
Tunisia

Azerbaijan

Libya

Pakistan

Turkey

Malaysia

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Bekkhan atlangeriev
14/9/2012 19:27:39

1.The national flag of Tunisia, established July 3, 1999, is a red flag in the center of which is a white circle with a red crescent, surrounded by red five-pointed star. Star and crescent - traditional symbols of Islam, lucky, were depicted on the flag of the Ottoman Empire, part of which is modern Tunisia.
2.

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Bekkhan atlangeriev
14/9/2012 19:28:37

The flag of the Kingdom of Libya was adopted when Libya gained full independence in 1951. It consisted of a white star and crescent on a triband red-black-green design, with the central black band being twice the width of the outer bands. The design was based on the banner of the Senussi dynasty from Cyrenaica, which consisted of a black field and star and crescent design, and was later used as the flag of the region. The red represented the blood of the Libyan people who died under the Italian fascist rule, while the green represents the era of independence, freedom and a new start for the Libyan people. The crescent and star represent the main religion of Libya which is Islam.

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FIFA
14/9/2012 19:32:27

Now I going to say what is the name of flag.
1. Tunisi 3.Azerealian 4.Turkey 5. Pakistan 6. Malaysia 2. Libya

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FIFA
17/9/2012 02:35:22

I think moon meaning night and star meaning is time or math(make the calender)

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julia triska
14/9/2012 19:41:30

I think that the connection is that before there were a lot of jewish peolpe that lived in those countries that have the star and cresent.I don't know what the cresent represents?

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tinks
15/9/2012 04:34:13

The crescent and star were long used in pre Islamic south Arabia.The crescent was wide spread on flags of the region,in the 14th and 15th century.In the 18th century Turkey,the only muslim state regarded as a world power helped popularise the crescent and star among muslim populations,through the rule of the ottoman empire.The star and crescent in the 20th century was adopted in the national flags of many Islamic countries. In the 19th century the crescent and star was adopted as symbolism by the movements of Arab nationalism or Islamism.

The name of the 6 flags are in order of how they are placed,
1.Tunisia
2.Libya
3.Azerbaijan
4.Turkey
5.Pakkistan
6.Malaysia

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nacho paramio
15/9/2012 19:04:25

I think the star are people who believe in the God of Islam and the moon is the god of Islam

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Mr. Hendricks
16/9/2012 17:23:50

Don't forget your flags!

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Nacho Paramio
17/9/2012 05:15:32

1º Túnez 2º Libia 3º Azerbaiyan 4º Turquía 5º Pakistan 6º Malasia

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katia polikarpova
15/9/2012 20:14:11

The start and the moon are two sky elements symbolizing the Tengriist beliefs of sky worshiping ancient Turks.

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katia polikarpova
17/9/2012 03:19:27

1.Tunisia
2.Libya
3.Azerbaijan
4.Turkey
5.Pakkistan
6.Malaysia

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bekkhan atlangeriev
17/9/2012 03:33:53


1.Tunisia
2.Libya
3.Azerbaijan
4.Turkey
5.Pakkistan
6.Malaysia


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katyushka
17/1/2013 23:34:54

omg 9.9.2012
this blog was the first
a lot of thing changed now we don t use 'The History Room" (sad)

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