Significance of the moon and star symbol in Islam

Q: I want to know what is the origin of a masjid to have moon or star as a symbol at the top of the masjid or the dome of the masjid, is it the symbol of Islam? Are all masjids required to have the moon or star symbol?

A: This sign holds no significance in Islam.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)