This might be offensive or painful considering it may be something you’ve believed as truth for the majority of your life, but I feel strongly that it is necessary to face the truth, because facts are facts. Unless you are willing to desert all logic, reason and common sense, and the evidence of your eyes.
The crescent moon was the symbol of worship of the moon god both in Arabia and throughout the Middle East in pre-Islamic times as far back as 2000 BCE. Archaeologists have excavated tons of statues and hieroglyphic inscriptions in which a crescent moon was seated on the top of the head of the deity to symbolize the worship of a moon-god. The title of this moon-god in that region was al-ilah, i.e. “the deity,” meaning that he was the chief or high god among the gods (they worshipped like 360 gods at the Kabah in Mecca). The name changed from al-ilah to Allah and the pagan Arabs worshipped him by praying toward Mecca several times a day; making a pilgrimage to Mecca; walking around the temple of the moon-god called the Kabah; kissing the black stone; killing an animal in sacrifice to the moon-god; AND fasting for the month that begins and ends with the crescent moon. So could this be why the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon? Why a crescent moon sits on top of mosques and minarets. Why a crescent is found on the flags of Islamic nations. And the fact that Muslims fast during the month which begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon in the sky. Muhammad retained almost all the pagan rituals of the Arabs at the Kabah and redefined them in monotheistic terms.
You may think that all this scholarly information about Allah being a moon-god is just a conspiracy by Westerners to discredit Islam. But what if this is all truth? The most important question you must ask yourself is this, are you honest enough with yourself to admit that you might be wrong and that the truth about God lies elsewhere?