Crescent and star
The Islamic Crescent is a symbol consisting of a crescent with a star at the concave side. In its modern form, the star is usually shown with five points (though in earlier centuries a higher number of points was often used). The two signs together, or the crescent only, was long a symbol of Byzantium. Now it is often a symbol of Islam. It is seen on a number of different country flags such as Turkey and Pakistan[n 1] respectively.
- “The Official National Islamic Symbol or Insignia of Pakistan” “Shall be the traditional Crescent and Star of the Muslim faith” respectively