|•Written by Administrator•|
|••Monday•, 20 •September• 2010 20:58•|
"Your Guardian Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then He settled Himself on the Throne. He draweth the night as a veil over the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession. And the sun, the moon, and the stars, are subservient by His Command. Verily, His are the Creation and the Command. Blessed be Allah, The Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds." (Qur'an 7:54)
The color scheme and sacred symbols of The Banner of Faith are visual depictions of this sacred text from Al-Qur’an. The central declaration in Arabic of “Laa ilaa-ha il-lal-laah, Muhammadur-Rasulullah” (There is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger), is the primary tenet of the Muslim’s belief, as it is written here, “Indeed your Guardian-Your Lord is Allah”.
The banner’s color scheme depicts the “sequence of creation”, as conveyed by the words “…He draweth the night as a veil over the day…” ( symbolized by the colors black (night), and red (day, from the color of the sun). Green is the color of the earth’s vegetation, as “…Who created the heavens (which also contains the blackness of space and the redness of suns) and the earth in six days”.
Further,the words “…and He created the sun, moon and the stars” provide the symbolism for the star (which is also a sun) and crescent visible in the center of the banner.
The throne mentioned in the verse ("...then He settled Himself on the Throne") symbolizes divine authority and the sovereign dominion of Almighty God. The sword is a sacred symbol of the divine authority and command of Allah “All governed by laws of his divine command. Is is not his to create and to govern?”
The Arabic word translated as “command” or “authority”("...His are the Creation and the Command." is amr, from whence comes Ameer (commander), the arabic root of the english word “admiral” (who is a naval commander). Thus the sword also symbolizes “the authority of the righteous to mete out justice”, and this symbolism is not exclusive to Al-Islam.
Other sacred symbols appearing in the Qur’an are the scales or balance of justice (Qur’an 55:7-9) , as well as the pen (Qur’an 96:4-5).