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