The Origin of the 3 Religious Symbols

The Crescent

Minarets in Muscat from @ayghazali
Some flags with crescents’ that represents Islam, an interesting observation is the placement of stars representing how those nations viewed them from their location.
Some flags with crescents’ that represent Turkic people (and/or Islam).
Variations of some flags used by the Ottomans.
Depiction of a star and crescent flag on the Abbasids side in the Battle of Yarmouk (manuscript illustration of the History of the Tatars, Catalan workshop, early 14th century).
Left: Sassanian coins. Right: Sassanian-Arabic coins

The 6-pointed Star

(From various internet sources)

The Cross

Maltese cross on a necklace worn by the Assyrian king Shamshi-Adad V. Dated 824 B.C.

So how can we define a symbol?

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