To avoid off-topic discussions on the thread "Who is the real Saviour" (LINK), I've created this thread to continue my discussion with the four Muslim residents here about the origins of the CRESCENT MOON and FIVE POINTED STAR symbol as shown below:
We know this symbol as a common symbol of Islam as we often see this on top of Mosques and also inside Mecca:
Just like any typical company logo, we recognize a company by it's logo. When we see a popular logo like Apple, we know it belongs to a computer company and we associate anything with the company that has to do with the logo. When we see the Apple logo printed on a shirt, we know which company distributed it.
I've asked one of the Muslims here, namely Kosmos to give me the meaning of the CRESCENT MOON and FIVE POINTED STAR symbol. She gave me this link, and I quote:
"It emerged some time after that, and historians differ as to when this symbol was first adopted and who was the first to adopt it. Some say it was the Persians, others say it was the Greeks, and that this symbol was somehow passed to the Muslims. (See Al-Taraateeb al-Idaariyah by al-Kittaani, 1/320). It was said that the reason why the Muslims adopted the crescent was that when they conquered some western countries, the churches there had crosses on top of them, the Muslims replaced the crosses with these crescents, and the practice spread in this way. Whatever the case, symbols and banners must be in accordance with the teachings of Islam, and as there is no evidence that this symbol is prescribed by Islam, it is better not to use it. Neither the crescent nor the star are symbols of the Muslims, even though some Muslims may use them as symbols."
The link Kosmos provided didn't give any direct meaning of the CRESCENT MOON and FIVE POINTED STAR symbol. The author himself is clueless. He even said it's better not to use it, but we still see this even today in Mecca.
Since they don't know the direct meaning of the symbol in question, a little research in Google will show you these:
This is a common symbol when invoking spirits of the Ouija Board.
A common symbol of Witchcraft:
In fact, when you do a Google image, you'll see hundreds of links associating this symbol with witchcraft and these are not even Islamic sites:
GOOGLE IMAGE LINK