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Nation of Islam

Last modified: 2005-11-19 by rob raeside
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[Nation of Islam] by Richard Knipel, modified by António Martins-Tuválkin


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About the flag

The "Nation of Islam" movement  is a black/Muslim movement directed by Reverend Louis Farrakhan. The flag is described as "the symbol of unity of all Muslims throughout the World". It is a horizontally-mirrored version of the national Turkish flag (i.e. with crescent opposed and pointing to hoist).
Ivan Sache, 4 August 1998

According to the website at (particularly the flags photo rather than the logo), you see that this is not merely a backwards Turkish flag. Both the crescent and particularly the star are much larger, and the star is oriented with two points inside the crescent. They also say this: "The Flag of Islam with the symbols of the Sun, Moon, and the Stars, represent the Universe and is also a Banner of Universal peace and Harmony."  I have seen this flag design with capital letters at the corners, starting from the upper hoist going clockwise: J, F, I, E. I have seen this on other logo depictions, but never on a flag, and so I have excluded it.
Richard Knipel, 13 July 2004

Apparently there are variations to this flag used by various individuals. I have seen a few, so I don't know if there is any "one" design.
Rick Wyatt, 13 July 2004

The letters J, F, I, E should actually be read in this order F, J, E, I as they stand for Freedom, Justice and Equality, Islam. For only Freedom, Justice and Equality for All regardless of Race, or Creed or Colour achieves Islam (Peace).
Anonymous e-mail, 25 October 2004