The image, which is a hand painted with the logo of the group Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), brings together a number of motifs to evoke a strong sense of Islamic identity/aura in the viewer. The moon in general plays a pivotal role within the Islamic tradition. It is laden with religious, astrological and spiritual significance. It governs all daily life, as the Islamic calendar is a lunar one. Even more than the image of a full moon, the image of a white crescent moon constitutes an overt symbol of Islamic identity that highlights notions of purity and religious piety. Here, the white crescent moon is part of the Pakistani flag, which is included in the SSP logo.  The logo, and the image itself, also incorporate traditional Islamic colors: white, green, black and red.

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Group Name Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP) aka Ahl-i-Sunnat wal Jamat Pakistan (ASWJP)
Group Type religious
Dominant Colors Black
Secondary Colors Green, White, Red
Language Urdu
Image Number 0258
Groups Region of Operation South Asia
Groups Country of Operation Pakistan
Body Parts Fist
Geopolitical Symbols Symbol of party, movement or company
Geopolitical Analysis SSP logo - black and white stripes over a block of red, adjoining the Pakistani flag: green background, white crescent and star
Religious Symbols Crescent

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