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Is the crescent moon a symbol of Islam?

A symbol of Islam, the star and crescent, in a dark green. - Created by Kbolino in en:Inkscape/Wikimedia Commons

Is the crescent moon a symbol of Islam?

What is the history behind the crescent moon symbol? What does it symbolize or mean? How and when did it become to be known as a symbol of Islam?

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Wiccan Symbols For Protection | temple of the dark moon within many pagan traditions such as wicca ...

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Alchemical symbols in Kitab al-Aqalim by Abu 'l-Qasim al-'Iraqi inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphs in British Library in London, MS Add 25724

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Is the crescent moon a symbol of Islam?

Crescent Moon & Star Symbol, not truly Muslim in origin, almost everything I've read credits the Ottoman Empire for the adoption of this symbol however it is the most widely recognized, which is what I was going for with the religious symbols collection.