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Meaning and Description

The "" (Star and Crescent) emoji, is a symbol that's most often associated with Islam. It showcases a slender crescent moon🌙, curving gently around a five-pointed star. The star, like a sparkling jewel, appears to be nestled within the embrace of the crescent.

The "Star and Crescent" symbol can be traced back to ancient civilizations, including the Byzantine Empire, and it has been used in various forms throughout history. It gained prominence as a symbol of Islam during the Ottoman Empire, and today it adorns the flags of several Muslim-majority countries, such as Algeria"🇩🇿", Azerbaijan"🇦🇿", Malaysia"🇲🇾", Pakistan"🇵🇰", and Turkey"🇹🇷". Though its common association with Islam, the actually is not universally accepted among Muslims as a symbol of the faith.

In our modern digital world, the "Star and Crescent" emoji represents not only Islamic faith but also the rich tapestry of diverse cultures within the Muslim community. It is often used to convey respect, appreciation, and solidarity with Islamic heritage, or to celebrate important occasions such as Ramadan and Eid.

The "" emoji can be seamlessly incorporated into your digital conversations, whether it's to show support for a friend observing a religious practice or to share the joy of a holiday with loved ones. Social media posts can be adorned with this emoji to express pride in one's heritage, commemorate historical events, or simply to share a beautiful piece of art inspired by Islamic culture.

In addition, beyond its literal representation, the "Star and Crescent" emoji also carries a sense of mystique and spirituality, reflecting the deep connection between the heavens and human existence. is more than just a symbol, it is a nod to the rich traditions, spiritual depth, and multifaceted diversity that characterizes the Islamic culture.

💡Extended reading and popular science

The meaning of emoji symbol is star and crescent, it is related to islam, Muslim, religion, it can be found in emoji category: "🛑 Symbols" - "☪️ Religion".

🔸 (262A) There is no Emoji version of this Unicode character, which means that on most mobile phones or computer systems, the character can only be displayed in black and white character style, but in a few good compatibility platforms, it can still display color picture style. The Unicode organization does not yet recommend its use as a universal emoji symbol.

(262A) - unqualified Emoji, See also: ☪️ (262A FE0F) - fully-qualified Emoji.

The current is a basic Emoji without variant symbols, and there are two Emoji variation sequences corresponding to it: ☪️ (emoji style, displaying colorful symbols on most new platforms) and ☪︎ (text style, displaying black and white symbols on some old platforms).
Wikipedia: Star and crescent
The star and crescent is an iconographic symbol used in various historical contexts, prominently as a symbol of the Ottoman Empire, with numerous modern countries still using it as a national symbol. It was developed at the Kingdom of Pontus during the Hellenistic period. It is also often considered as a symbol of Islam by extension. It is the conjoined representation of a crescent and a star, both elements have a long prior history in the iconography of the Ancient Near East as representing either the Sun and Moon or the Moon and Morning Star (or their divine personifications). Coins with crescent and star symbols represented separately have a longer history, with possible ties to older Mesopotamian iconography. The star, or Sun, is often shown within the arc of the crescent (also called star in crescent, or star within crescent, for disambiguation of depictions of a star and a crescent side by side); In numismatics in particular, the term crescent and pellet is used in cases where the star is simplified to a single dot.The combination is found comparatively rarely in late medieval and early modern heraldry. It rose to prominence with its adoption as the flag and national symbol of the Ottoman Empire and some of its administrative divisions (eyalets and vilayets) and later in the 19th-century Westernizing tanzimat (reforms). The Ottoman flag of 1844, with a white ay-yıldız (Turkish for "crescent-star") on a red background, continues to be in use as the flag of the Republic of Turkey, with minor modifications. Other states formerly part of the Ottoman Empire also used the symbol, including Libya (1951–1969 and after 2011), Tunisia (1831) and Algeria (1958). The same symbol was used in other national flags introduced during the 20th century, including the flags of Azerbaijan (1918), Pakistan (1947), Malaysia (1948), Singapore (1959), Mauritania (1959), Uzbekistan (1991), Turkmenistan (1991), Comoros (2001). In the later 20th century, the star and crescent have acquired a popular interpretation as a "symbol of Islam", occasionally embraced by Arab nationalism or Islamism in the 1970s to 1980s, but often rejected as erroneous or unfounded by Muslim commentators in more recent times.Unicode introduced a "star and crescent" character in its Miscellaneous Symbols block, at U+262A (☪). 🔗 Star and crescent
🌐: هلال ونجمة, Aypara və ulduz rəmzi, Polumjesec i zvijezda, Stjerne og halvmåne, Creciente y estrella, ماه و ستاره, Étoile et croissant, כוכב וסהר, Polumjesec i zvijezda, Bintang dan bulan sabit, Mezzaluna e stella, 초승달과 별, Bulan sabit dan bintang, Wassende maan en ster, Estrela e crescente, Steaua și semiluna, Звезда и полумесяц, Звезда и полумесец, Hilal ve yıldız, Зірка і півмісяць, 星月.

Examples and Usage

🔸 Among the five major cultures in the world, Islam appeared the latest, but developed the fastest.

🔸 (262A) + emoji style (FE0F) = ☪️ (262A FE0F)
🔸 (262A) + text style (FE0E) = ☪︎ (262A FE0E)

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Popularity rating over time

Date Range: 2018-12-02 - 2023-11-26
Update Time: 2023-11-30 17:28:04 UTC
and in the last five years, the popularity of this emoji has continued to rise.In 2018 and 2019, the trend of its popularity converge.In 2018, the trend of its popularity rate began to rise.

Basic Information

Shortname: star and crescent
Codepoint: U+262A Copy
Decimal: ALT+9770
Unicode Version: 1.1 (1993-06)
Emoji Version: None
Categories: 🛑 Symbols
Sub Categories: ☪️ Religion
Keywords: islam | Muslim | religion | star and crescent

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