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What are the symbols of Islam?

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The symbols of Islam are the crescent moon with the star, the likeness of a mosque and Allah written in Arabic. The crescent moon with the star is not uniformly accepted as a symbol of Islam; it was adopted by the Ottoman Empire, so it is not originally Muslim.

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The Islamic religion is based on the belief in one god, Allah, and the Prophet Mohammad. There are five pillars of Islam that are considered mandatory for all followers: fasting, pilgrimage, alms-giving, testimony and prayer. Prayer takes place five times a day, is spoken in Arabic and often includes verses from the Qu'ran.

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