Muslims do not believe in worshiping idols or moon Gods. Nor any Muslim believes
that the reason why the Crescent is the Muslims' symbol on their flag is because Muhammad
(peace be upon him) had cut the moon in half with his sword. That is a
fabricated lie about Muhammad and Islam. The reason why the Crescent is the symbol
on our flag is because we start our fasting month "Ramadan" when the Crescent
appears, and we end that month when the full moon appears after 30 or 31 days of the
Crescent's appearance. The Crescent is not a holy symbol.
Islam doesn't believe in holy idols or symbols to be worshiped! The only holy
thing in this world to Muslims is the Noble Quran, GOD's Revelations and Holy Scripture to
us. No person is holy and no image nor idol nor symbol is holy either:
"They ask thee Concerning the New Moons.
Say: They are but signs To mark fixed periods of time In (the affairs of) men, And
for Pilgrimage. It is no virtue if ye enter Your houses from the
back: It is virtue if ye fear Allah. Enter houses Through the proper
doors: And fear Allah: That ye may prosper. (The
Noble Quran, 2:189)"
Note on Noble Verse 2:189: The English translator wrote "enter Your
houses from the back". This is a mistranslation,
because in Arabic it says: "taato AL-BOUOTA min thohooriha", which literally
means "enter THE HOUSES from the back".
So the Noble Verse should read as:
"They ask thee Concerning the New Moons. Say:
They are but signs To mark fixed periods of time In (the affairs of) men, And for
Pilgrimage. It is no virtue if ye enter the houses from the back: It is virtue
if ye fear Allah. Enter houses Through the proper doors: And fear Allah:
That ye may prosper. (The Noble Quran, 2:189)"
But anyway, as we clearly see in the Noble Verse, moon is nothing
but a tool used by the Muslims. It is not GOD Almighty to us, nor do we use it in
The Bible also talks about New Moons, but considers them
1 Chronicles 23:31 They must
also give thanks and sing praises when sacrifices are offered on each Sabbath,
as well as during New Moon
Festivals and other religious feasts. There must always be enough
Levites on duty at the temple to do everything that needs to be done.
Numbers 10:10 During the
celebration of the New Moon
Festival and other religious festivals, sound the trumpets while
you offer sacrifices. This will be a reminder that I am the LORD your God.
1 Samuel 20:5 David
answered: Tomorrow is the New Moon
Festival, and I'm supposed to eat dinner with your father. But
instead, I'll hide in a field until the evening of the next day.
1 Samuel 20:18 After this
Jonathan said: Tomorrow is the New
Moon Festival, and people will wonder where you are, because your
place will be empty.
The Jews even celebrated the new moon with their
as these verses, and many more in the Bible, clearly state! Does this
now mean that the Jews worship the new moon?
Significance of Moon in Islam:
In the Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Beneficent
Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Prophet Muhammad his family
In Islam ‘moon” Represents authority and supremacy, the Light that
shine in the darkness. When ottoman Khalifa ruled there were three
crescents in the flag to symbolise three continents. Moon has nothing to do with religious
doctrine or theology.
As you read the Prophesy about Islam in Psalm:
Psalm 89:37 it
will be established forever like the moon, the faithful witness in
LUNAR CALENDAR :
Muslims use Lunar Calendar, even Jewish faith follows Lunar
Calendar. There is a great wisdom in Lunar Calendar. It brings a
rotation of religious festivals and Holy days around the world in
different weather seasons . Those who follow solar Calendar, they
have their religious festivals in the same seasons every year!
For example, Christians in the Norway has to celebrate Christmas in
every harsh winter. But in Islam, the special days occur in
different weather seasons, giving ease and different seasons’s
experience to people around the world during their holidays
(each year is about 2 weeks less) . A
Muslim special day such as Ramadan fasting, Hajj etc rotate in the
months of Solar calendar when it is observed according to the Lunar
MOON WORSHIP IN THE BIBLE:
In the Christian Bible, there are moon festivals.
But Islam does not celebrate moon festivals.
Muslims do not worship or revere Moon as part of the religious life.
So it is in Biblical religion the moon has a special status and
relationship to their faith. Not in Islam!
See references below :
1 Samuel 20:18
Then Jonathan said to David, “Tomorrow is the New Moon feast.
You will be missed, because your seat will be empty.
1 Samuel 20:24 So
David hid in the field, and when the New Moon feast came,
the king sat down to eat.
Psalm 81:3 Sound
the ram’s horn at the New Moon, and when the moon is full,
on the day of our festival;
Ezra 3:5 After
that, they presented the regular burnt offerings, the New Moon
sacrifices and the sacrifices for all the appointed sacred
festivals of the LORD, as well as those brought as freewill
offerings to the LORD.
“‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: The gate of the inner court
facing east is to be shut on the six working days, but on the
Sabbath day and on the day of the New Moon it is to be
2 Chronicles 8: 13
according to the daily requirement for
offerings commanded by Moses for the Sabbaths, the New Moons
and the three annual festivals–the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the
Festival of Weeks and the Festival of Tabernacles
Also at your times of rejoicing–your appointed festivals and
New Moon feasts–you are to sound the trumpets over your
burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a
memorial for you before your God. I am the LORD your God.”
Isaiah 1:13 Stop
bringing meaningless offerings! Your incense is detestable to me. New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations– I cannot bear your
IN THE NEW TESTAMENT :
There is no rat race escape tactics for the Missionary to say it was
a Jewish tradition and they (the Jews) innovated new practices.
Earlier Christians celebrated Moon Festival:
Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or
with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration
or a Sabbath day.
So it is baseless arguments to say Muslims Worshiping moon gods.
Islam says there is no God Except Allah. Who is the Creator of sun
Moon and everything in existence. David’s Star actually
Hindu exorcism star Tantric star.
Jeremiah 8:2-8, Acts 7:42
Muslims use Lunar Calendar to determine months and years as ordered
by Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala. The rulers used crescents symbols n flag
to establish their authority.
There are no moon festivals or special worship for new moon in
Islam. Such practices are found in Judaism, Christianity (see
Colossians 2:16) Hinduism (see Makhara
Sankranthi) and Paganism (see Spirit worships) check encyclopedia of
The Jewish deity “YAHWEH” (JEHOVA) is found matching with Hindu
Jewish Bible Confirm Jews Adopt foreign religion and deities.
See Deuteronomy 17:3
and contrary to my command has worshiped other
gods, bowing down to them or to the sun or the moon or
in the sky,
The coming of “David Star”
which is Actually “Tantric
Star” from Hinduism is further evidence that shows
Israelites adopted foreign religions, similar to the
Christianisation of the Pagan festivals, the inter-religious customs
were exchanged. It is also evident that many of the Jewish tribes
lived in North-India all the way to Persia (Iran) and Afghanisran!
So whatever bigotry and false accusations you bring against Islam,
is coming from your own ignorance hypocrisy and double standards.
Then you will know the truth and truth will set you free.