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This page features the coat of arms (Arabic, 'alāyim an-nasab) of the belonging to Mōšeh Ahărōn ben Hʿeršʿel (מֹשֶׁה אַהֲרֹן בֶּן הֶערשֶׁעל). He was born in 1349 in Regensburg, Germany, and he died 1425 near Angāh, the birthplace of Ḥaḍrat Sulṭān Bāhū, in the South Asian Punjāb. al-Nasab al-Wāḥidāt (the House of Unities) features the following elements:

  1. The Star of David, or Shield of David (Hebrew, Magen David), reflects the persona's Jewish heritage. Here is a PDFed webpage, taken from the (now public domain) Jewish Encyclopedia (1901-1906), which discusses the history of this symbol. Some additional information is provided below:
    In many medieval Hebrew manuscripts elaborate designs of the hexagram are to be found, without its being given any name. The origin of this use can be clearly traced to Bible manuscripts from Muslim countries (a specimen is shown in Gunzburg and Stassoff, L'ornement hèbraïque (1905), pl. 8, 15). From the 13th century onward it is found in Hebrew Bible manuscripts from Germany and Spain. Sometimes parts of the masorah are written in the form of a hexagram; sometimes it is simply used, in a more or less elaborate form, as an ornament.
    Scholem, Gershom. "Magen David." Encyclopaedia Judaica. Ed. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. 2nd ed. Vol. 13. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. Pages 336-339.
  2. A five-pointed star, common with the Muslim symbol, is repaced with a Star of David (Shield of David) to indicate a fusing of his Jewish and Muslim identities. Some information on this symbol is below:
    The Crescent moon, often with a five or six pointed star, became a prominent symbol for Islam early in the 19th century. The Ottoman sultan Selim III (r. 1789-1807) used this symbol for the imperial flag of his military, in imitation of official flags in Europe. Later in the twentieth century under Ottoman influence, a number of countries with Muslim majorities adopted variations of the crescent and star for their own flags, while the Red Crescent Organization became the Muslim equivalent to the Red Cross. Though the crescent and star have only recently become a popular world-wide symbol for Islam, crescents and stars were marked features of official coins, mosques, banners, textiles, and ceramics produced in Islamic lands since the seventh century. Further, given the official lunar calendar of Islam, the crescent of the new moon has had an important ritual and legal role in signaling the beginning and end of the fast of Ramadan, as well as the date of the Hajj, the great annual pilgrimage to Mecca. Finally, according to popular tradition, whenever the Prophet Muhammad first caught sight of a new moon he would say: "O crescent moon of good and guidance, my faith is in Him who created you!"
    "Crescent and Star." Department of Religion and Classics, University of Rochester. (http://www.rochester.edu/College/REL/symbols/crescent.html) Retrieved on March 21, 2010.
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