The new republic adopted a flag made of three horizontal red-white-black stripes, with two green stars placed on the white stripe. The two stars represented the two states which constituted the republic. InEgypt, Syria and Iraq tried to constitute a new union, to no avail. The proposed flag for the union should have been the same as the UAR flag, but with three stars symbolizing the three states constituting the union.
Description of the Iraqi Flag Description: Horizontally divided red-white-black flag with the takbir in dark green Kufic calligraphy, placed horizontally in the white stripe. The hoist of the Iraqi flag should be at the viewer's right, as is the case for Saudi Arabia and Irantwo other flags featuring Arabic inscriptions which are read from right to left.
Colour approximate specifications as given in [ Album des Pavillons AFP news agency now reports that the inscription "Allahu Akhbar" God is Greater will be in green and that it is written in the Kufic script.
So, now we have the basic idea of the flag that will serve as the national flag for one year: The old one without the stars.
Jan Oskar Engene, 22 Jan Interesting how the stars seem to be as associated with Hussein as the first version of the takbir that appeared on the flag. The stars were put on by the Baathist party, but 5 years before Saddam took control of the party. They were originally meant to express Arab unity specifically with Egypt and Syriawho also altered their flags to include 3 stars.
By the time Saddam took power, the unity with Egypt and Syria was a no-go, so the stars' meaning was altered. Now, granted, Saddam's meaning for the stars lasted for at least 35 years, where the "Arab unity" meaning was no more than 5 years, so it would be more entrenched in the Iraqi mind that it stands for the Baath party values, but since they used to mean Arab unity, why can't it go back to that?
David Kendall, 22 Jan As I understand it from the news reports, the main motive in the flag change is to overcome Kurdish opposition to the current national flag. Given the level of hatred for the 3-star flag in Kurdistan I doubt any cosmetic reinterpretation would mollify them in any case, but I strongly suspect that merely substituting a Pan-Arab meaning to replace a Baathist meaning would amount to "six of one, half a dozen of the other" in Kurdish minds.
Ned Smith, 22 Jan Not to compare the two situations, but something similar happened with the Georgia US state flag. When they changed the flag in to the LOB horrorthey added — probably in a futile attempt to silence some critics — the legend "In God We Trust" on the bottom.
When they went to the much nicer design inthere was no way they were going to have a flag without those words. Never mind that they'd only appeared for two years before and that they are the national, not state, motto: The new flag takes the state arms from previous flags and places it in the first Confederate flag- and adds the motto.
Again, I realize that the situations are completely different, but I wonder if there's a similar dynamic here: The stars, which Hussein did not add, are removed, but the motto, which he definitely did add, is only altered in font, but remains. Perhaps once God, or Allah, appears on a flag, people are reluctant to remove Him.
Nathan Lamm, 22 Jan The takbir is certainly a considerably darker shade than those we've seen hitherto. We shall have to await a formal translation of the law of course, but if the one-third of flag length quoted proves to be accurate then the official image and Jan Oscar's show the takbir at far too large a size.
Christopher Southworth, 23 Jan The Iraqi flag has what are known as the pan-Arab colors, black, white, red, and green. For a discussion of the history and symbolism of these colors, see Pan-Arab Colors. The Arabic text may be read from right to left on both sides of the flag, which are identical.Creative Arabic Calligraphy: Square Kufic but the direction can change mid-word, as seen here in a rendering of "Allahu akbar": after the Kâf in أكبر, the connecting line rotates 90º and continues upward, so that the last two letters are on a baseline that is perpendicular to the original.
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Arabic Calligraphy Styles# I just looove it! Simple guide to Arabic calligraphy. Arabic font Arabic Calligraphy Art Write arabic Calligraphy letters & Fonts Arabic Handwriting Calligraphy Lessons The Kufi style Arabic calligraphy on the left hand painting reads " ALLAHU AKBAR" on the middle painting it reads "SUBHANALLAH" .
The choice of Kufic calligraphy for the takbir on Iraq's new flag is quite appropriate. The Kufic style is oldest calligraphic form of the Arabic script and originates in Kufa .