posted on Sep, 24 2012 @ 12:27 PM
reply to post by lonewolf19792000
"And He who made the night for rest and sun and moon for reckoning of time. This is the decree of the Exalted, the All-knowing." (6:96)
"Allah is He, who created the sun, the moon, and the stars (all) governed by laws under His commandment." (7:54)
"Among His Signs are the Night and the Day and the sun and moon. Prostrate not to the Sun and the Moon but Prostrate to Allah Who created them if it
is Him ye wish to serve." (41:37)
I might be mistaken, but when it comes to worship, I believe there needs to be an intention. It is my intention in worship (as I assume it is the
intention of many other muslims) to praise God, the One God, the creator of the Universe and all that it contains... not the moon.
Also, the stone in the Kaaba is supposed to be cut from the same stone that was used to create the original commandments handed down to Moses.
Perhaps at some point in time there was an issue with people worshipping the moon god, but it's pretty clearly stated in the Qu'ran what the purpose
of the moon is.
And the crescent moon and star is NOT an Islamic symbol, merely the Turkish logo. It is associated with Islam because of the reign of the Ottoman
empire. Nowhere in any hadith or qu'ranic text does it say we take the crescent moon and star as a symbol of Islam, rather Muslims behavior is
supposed to be the symbol. The crescent moon is only used to note the beginning of Ramadan.
I am not saying that I am right and you are wrong. Actually I find your post stimulating as I have come across this information before. There are
similarities for a reason, but I have faith still that there is One God, and the code of conduct he has set before me is enough for me to live out my
life in confidence. This is just what I believe as a Muslim. Salam!