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  1. The crescent is a symbol of responsiveness because it grows fuller as the moon grows fuller by responding more and more to the sun as it progresses. (Web site)
  2. Crescent is also the name of a Turkish musical instrument. (Web site)
  3. The crescent is a symbol of Islamic faith, El Bayly said. (Web site)
  4. The crescent is the military and religious See also: SYMBOL (Gr. (Web site)
  5. Crescent is also the name of a Turkish musical See also: INSTRUMENT (Lat. (Web site)

Moon Symbol

  1. Based on this history, many Muslims reject using the crescent moon as a symbol of Islam. (Web site)
  2. The crescent moon symbol of Islam is a remnant of ancient pagan moon worship. (Web site)
  3. Muslims will argue that there is no archeological evidence for the crescent moon symbol being used in Islam for the first few centuries after Muhammad. (Web site)


  1. The colour was green with a white crescent and three stars in the middle. (Web site)
  2. The answer of Qur-an to them is the same: -They ask you concerning crescent.
  3. Our brand new executive villa is situated in the quiet upmarket development of Crescent Lakes. (Web site)
  4. The circle is still “broken” in the exact same spots, creating the exact same crescent.

Red Cross

  1. The symbols of the Movement - The Red Cross and the Red Crescent emblems at the museum in Geneva.
  2. Within the Movement, the ICRC is responsible for legally recognizing a relief society as an official national Red Cross or Red Crescent society. (Web site)
  3. The protocol would create a neutral emblem to go along with the red cross and the red crescent emblems currently in use.

Red Crescent

  1. In 1980, because of the association of the emblem with the Shah, the newly proclaimed Islamic Republic of Iran switched to the Red Crescent.
  2. Almost immediately upon seeing the design, online bloggers suggested that it is inappropriate to use a red crescent in the memorial. (Web site)
  3. Memorials are symbols above all and it may be inappropriate to commemorate Flight 93 with a Red Crescent facing Mecca. (Web site)

Crescent Moon

  1. Excerpt: Yazdegerd I (399-420) was the monarch represented with a crescent moon on the front of his crown.
  2. The crescent moon symbol was used since 2100 BC in paganism. (Web site)

Geneva Conventions

  1. Therefore, it is still recognized by the Geneva Convention as a protection symbol with equal status to the Red Cross, Red Crescent and Red Crystal. (Web site)
  2. Use the name and emblem of the Red Cross or Red Crescent in conformity with the Geneva Conventions. (Web site)
  3. The Red Crescent was formally recognized in 1929 when the Geneva Conventions were amended (Article 19). (Web site)

Red Lion

  1. Iran also adopted the Red Crescent in 1980 after abandoning the Red Lion and Sun (see below).
  2. The Red Lion with Sun was formally recognized as a protection symbol in 1929, together with the Red Crescent. (Web site)
  3. The Red Shield of David was initially proposed as an addition to the Red Cross, Red Crescent, and Red Lion with Sun in 1931.

David Adom

  1. National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies exist in nearly every country in the world. (Web site)
  2. Red is the Ottomon (Turkish) color and thus, a star and crescent on a field of red. (Web site)
  3. This emblem clears a hurdle for the Israeli humanitarian society, the Magen David Adom, to join the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. (Web site)
  4. Used as a symbol for medical care in most of the world, the Red Crescent being used in Islamic countries and the Magen David Adom in Israel.


  1. Conclusion: the crescent points towards Mecca with an error of 0.62--, or 0.17%. (Web site)
  2. A crescent that Muslims face into to face Mecca is called a mihrab, and is the central feature around which every mosque is built.
  3. In time this would become a perfect crescent oriented toward Mecca. (Web site)
  4. Mecca sits near Saudi Arabia's western coast with the Red Sea, and as Etaoin's image shows, the crescent points right at it. (Web site)

International Red

  1. The complete index is on loan today from the ICRC to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva. (Web site)
  2. The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Conference, which occurs once every four years, is the highest institutional body of the Movement. (Web site)

Crescent Societies

  1. Hamilton Crescent is famous for holding the first ever football international match.
  2. After recognition by the ICRC, a national society is admitted as a member to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies. (Web site)
  3. The name of the League was changed again in 1991 to its current official designation the "International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies". (Web site)


  1. A star within a crescent was a badge of Richard I, 250 years before Constantinople fell. (Web site)
  2. The city of Byzantium (Constantinople, modern Istanbul) was dedicated to Diana, goddess of the hunt, and the crescent was the symbol of Diana. (Web site)


  1. The star and crescent are Muslim symbols, but also have a long pre-Islamic past in Asia Minor. (Web site)
  2. This was about the same time that 'the star and crescent' started to be hoisted up as the banner or representation of Muslims. (Web site)
  3. Though the crescent was originally a secular symbol of authority for Muslim rulers, it is now often used to symbolize the Islamic faith.


  1. Legend holds that the founder of the Ottoman Empire, Osman, had a dream in which the crescent moon stretched from one end of the earth to the other.
  2. Sultan Othman, founder of the Ottoman empire, had a dream of crescent moon growing bigger and bigger until it reached East to West. (Web site)
  3. It wasn't until the Ottoman Empire that the crescent moon and star became affiliated with the Muslim world. (Web site)
  4. History of the origin in the usage of the Crescent and Star: During the Byzantine Empire, the city of Byzantium (a.k.a.

Flight Memorial

  1. Flight 93 memorial attacked over crescent shape,” March 29, 2008).
  2. Michelle Malkin and other bloggers are buzzing about the proposed Flight 93 memorial, which bears a striking resemblance to an Islamic crescent. (Web site)
  3. We've calculated our own qibla direction for the unfortunately named Crescent of Embrace at the heart of the Flight 93 Memorial design dispute. (Web site)


  1. EVERYONE is encouraged to please sign our petition against the crescent mosque, and please come to Somerset PA on Saturday August 2nd to help Tom Burnett Sr.
  2. A petition to stop the crescent memorial is now being circulated on the ground in western Pennsylvania.

Good Omen

  1. Taking this as a good omen, he chose to keep the crescent and make it the symbol of his dynasty.
  2. When the Turks took possession of Byzantium, they found lots of crescent flags and adopted it as a symbol of good omen. (Web site)


  1. In 330 CE, Constantine rededicated the city to the virgin Mary, whose star symbol was added to the previous crescent. (Web site)
  2. Well, for one thing, both symbols, the star and the crescent, come from the false worship or adoration for someone other than Allah. (Web site)
  3. There is no basis in sharee-ah for taking the crescent or star as a symbol of the Muslims.


  1. You don't mention how you located the orientation of the memorial's lopsided crescent.
  2. Alternatively, Doyle could have checked the Mecca orientation of the crescent for himself.
  3. In two and a half years, only one other reporter bothered to fact-check and report the orientation of the crescent.


  1. Architect Paul Murdoch described his original Crescent of Embrace design as a broken circle.
  2. I don't know if the architect deliberately made his design look like an Islamic crescent, or if it's coincidental. (Web site)
  3. Paul Murdoch Architects "Crescent of Embrace" features an arc of maple trees that will turn red each fall. (Web site)

National Flag

  1. Many national flags and other flags include religious symbols such as the cross, the crescent, or a reference to a patron saint.
  2. There are several Muslim countries that currently feature the crescent moon and star symbol on their national flag.


  1. The bottom crescent tip is the last pair of red maple trees at the bottom end of the crescent walkway.
  2. Chain is attached to tips of crescent moons. (Web site)

Moon Star

  1. On the Pakistani flag, the crescent is for progress and the star for enlightenment. (Web site)
  2. The crescent moon and star is an internationally-recognized symbol of the faith of Islam.
  3. The Crescent Moon and Star are ancient Turkish celestial symbols of power originating from the Turkish, ancestoral lands of Siberia and Central Asia. (Web site)

Crescent Star

  1. The star and crescent is a symbol consisting of a crescent with a star at the concave side.
  2. According to archaeological excavations, G--kt--rks used the crescent and star figure on their coins.
  3. However, for centuries the mosques of some South-Asian countries have been decorated with a crescent and star.


  1. The origin is the crescent shape of the old city, hugging the East Bank of the Mississippi River.
  2. If you look at a map, these countries form a crescent shape the opposite of the Turkish Flag's crescent. (Web site)


  1. The reversed crescent is a crescent with the horns turned down.
  2. The term increscent indicates a crescent with the horns facing the observer-s left, and decrescent is a crescent facing the observer-s right.


  1. The roots of the Slavic crescent can be traced to the old Slavic pagan beliefs. (Web site)
  2. Despite this mixed history, many Islamic nations and charities use the crescent symbol on their flags or logos (e.g.
  3. Adding 90-- to this angle gives the direction the crescent faces as 125.42--. (Web site)
  4. King Richard I of England adopted the star and crescent as a royal badge, from the Emperor's standard of Governor Isaac Comnenus, after capturing Cyprus.
  5. Ottomans being Turks were using a crescent bearing flag.


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