How to Bring Peace to Pakistan

The Pakistani Flag is Unislamic!

Before I can explain why, I must mention that our Government of Pakistan thinks that the flag was designed by Jinnah, while other sources say it was Syed Amir-uddin Kedwaii. We need to get our facts right so that we can blame whoever designed it.

According to Wikipedia:

In the centre is a white crescent moon, representing progress, and a white five-pointed star, representing light and knowledge. The flag symbolizes Pakistan’s commitment to Islam, the Islamic world and the rights of religious minorities.

But, it looks like the flag of our “Islamic Republic of Pakistan” is not really Islamic! The star and crescent symbols that are normally associated with Islam are really the remnants of sun/moon/sky worshippers, as this page explains (and I completely agree with it). They say:

The crescent moon and star symbol actually pre-dates Islam by several thousand years. Information on the origins of the symbol are difficult to ascertain, but most sources agree that these ancient celestial symbols were in use by the peoples of Central Asia and Siberia in their worship of sun, moon, and sky gods. There are also reports that the crescent moon and star were used to represent the Carthaginian goddess Tanit or the Greek goddess Diana.

So even though a lot of Muslims worshipped Diana too (and a couple of them wanted to create demi-gods with her), that is no excuse to adopt this symbol to represent Islam. So how did it begin? The page explains:

It wasn’t until the Ottoman Empire that the crescent moon and star became affiliated with the Muslim world. When the Turks conquered Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1453, they adopted the city’s existing flag and symbol. Legend holds that the founder of the Ottoman Empire, Osman, had a dream in which the crescent moon stretched from one end of the earth to the other. Taking this as a good omen, he chose to keep the crescent and make it the symbol of his dynasty.

So not only are we using unislamic symbols that used to represent false gods, we adopted this symbol on the whim of an emperor who took a dream as a good omen. I think our flag was copied from Turkey too, and even though the Turks are ‘recovering’ from Islam and are embracing ‘enlightenment’ in the form of skirts, bars and other hedonistic pursuits, we are still stuck with the legacy of the Ottoman Empire. Its time we changed that. In fact, a lot of Muslims reject this pagan icon on this very basis. I never knew that!

Based on this history, many Muslims reject using the crescent moon as a symbol of Islam. The faith of Islam has historically had no symbol, and many refuse to accept what is essentially an ancient pagan icon. It is certainly not in uniform use among Muslims.

So what can we do about it? Let us go back to basics like the true ‘fundamentalists’ we really are. Here’s the Sunnah:

The early Muslim community did not really have a symbol. During the time of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Islamic armies and caravans flew simple solid-colored flags (generally black, green, or white) for identification purposes. In later generations, the Muslim leaders continued to use a simple black, white, or green flag with no markings, writing, or symbolism on it.

So before we use this new-found knowledge to fix a few flags, here is the link to the original page that I have stolen the quotes from [link].

Redesigning the Flag of Pakistan

We all know that the “progress, light and knowledge” talk is BS, so, let us attempt to fix the blunder made by our ancestors, and see what our flag should have looked like. Here is the flag as we have right now:


Let us remove these pagan symbols from the flag first of all:


This already looks much better. Now if we decide to go one step further, we can also try to see if separating religion from state can really bring peace. Green is universally though of as the color of Islam. Since we don’t really follow Islam as we should (or at least, I don’t), so like our hearts, let us remove that symbol from our flag too. This is what we end up with:


Instant peace!!

This is not just the universally accepted flag of peace, it is also one of the original flags of the Prophet. Islam, as we know, is supposed to be the religion of peace, so the white flag (derived above) is a better option for Pakistan on more than one levels.

In the next section, we will help out our other Muslim brothers.

Removing Pagan Icons

Here are a few ‘before and after’ flags of the Muslim(ish) nations – namely Algeria, Azerbaijan, Comoros, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Pakistan (already done), Tunisia, Turkey, Turkemenistan and Uzbekistan, minus the star and crescent:


A few countries end up with identical flags, and will probably need to redesign them, but that is somebody else’s problem, not mine.

Credits: for this invaluable information, and my neighbor’s wireless signal that allowed me to spend “the dark hour” on this ‘research’.

5 thoughts on “How to Bring Peace to Pakistan”

  1. Algeria, Comoros, Mauritania and Pakistan all end up with a plain white flag? No problem, just make them differ in ratio. So Algeria’s flag will be 1:2, Comoros 2:3, Mauritania has a square flag and Pakistan a 2:1 ratio upright flag.

  2. hey not only that but the crescent and star are the signs of magicians. it is also the sign of satanists look up the insignia of the Church of Sat and also Church of Satan.

    the author has picked up on something that i have been thinking about for quite a while and my attention was drawn towards its after researching different occult/satanic groups.

    i have many other picture and references about it if someone is interested then let me know.

    BRAVO to the author.

    on of very interesting thing to watch is

    but read Ayah 102 of Surah Baqara (102-2) first and Comentary of Tafheem Ul Quran (Abul Ala Maudodi) may also help explain the Ayah better.

  3. I don’t actually agree with the premise of this article, but I have to admit it is funny. The proposed flag of Pakistan, which is all white, also represents the flag of surrender. This may be more representative of Pakistan’s government in modern times.

    Comedy aside. The star and crescent was actually used by the Mughal Empire. The Mughal Empire had several flags including the the kalima, the star and crescent, three crescents arranged in a triangular pattern, just the crescent, or just a green flag.

    In addition to representing Islam, each nation’s flag should represent the history of the people it represents. Pakistan’s flag represents its Islamic nature and its Mughal heritage.

    If someone uses the star and moon symbol to worship their gods, than it is they at fault and not us, we adopt it because it represents Islam to us. It doesn’t matter what others think.

    Anyway, your post was hilarious. It made my laugh.

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