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What does the circular (sometimes crescent-like) symbol on top of Islamic Minarets and Domes represent?

This circular figure appears on the top of the minarets and domes of a great number of Islamic worship places around the world (even as far back as the middle ages—the first image is from the Book of ...
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Is there a Muslim pride flag and if not, why not? [closed]

Disadvantaged groups often have a pride flag. For example, here's the autism pride flag (Wikipedia): And here's the asexual pride flag: There's many others. In non-Muslim-majority countries in ...
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Non Muslim - tattoo's and permissibility [duplicate]

This is more for my knowledge and for others. I know that if a person who is of the book has had tattoo's but they later regret and repent, then that is ok and as long as they do not continue down ...
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Is it rude to wear a star and crescent if you're not muslim?

I went to a store called Spencers and bought a choker. I didn't realize it was a star and crescent, used to symbolize Muslims and Iraq I believe. I'm sorry if I didn't get that right though. Anyway, ...
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Symbols of mercy in Islam? [closed]

What are the possible symbols of mercy and/or compassion in Islam? As always answers with supporting references are appreciated.
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Why is Green always associated with Islam?

It seems like most Muslim countries have green in their flags (indeed, Qaddahfi's Libyan flag was just green!). This color seems to be associated with politically with most Islamic states, but I'm ...
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Does Islam have a flag?

There are many narrations where the Allah's Apostle (salallahu alayhi wassalam) mentions "flag" like the following one: Narrated Anas: The Prophet had informed the people of the martyrdom of ...
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Why is the “crescent moon and star” being used as the symbol of Islam by some Muslims?

Is star and crescent a symbol of Islam? Is it a tradition or is it mentioned in the Qur'an?