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Islamist flag of Chechenia (Russia)

Last modified: 2013-12-05 by zoltán horváth
Keywords: ikhda al-khusnayin | swords: crossed | swords: 2 crossed |
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Chechen black flag
image by António Martins, 09 Jun 2005 | sinister hoisted

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About the flag

I think is it the one on this photo; info on this page.
Dov Gutterman, 06 Jul 2002

A quotation related with the inscription in the flag used by the short lived Islamic Emirate of Chechnya and Dagestan (1999):

here is our flag, the flag of the Majlis of Muslims of Ichkeria and Dagestan. There is an inscription at the bottom — Ikhda al-Khusnayin. It is a verse from the Koran, which, translated literally, means one of the two goods, i.e., victory or paradise.
Jaume Ollé, 03 Aug 2000

NAZRAN, Southern Russia - […] Police removed two black rebel flags hung overnight on buildings in the town of Shali in the southern foothills.
Jaume Ollé, 07 Apr 2001, quoting The Associated Press

Variant with single sword

Photo from Russian newspaper Kommersant: A sergeant of Russian army with a flag of islamic extremists in Dagestan.
Nikolay Khimenkov, 15 Sep 1999

The flag seems to be held upside down. Otherwise it looks very much like the Saudi one.
Santiago Dotor, 15 Sep 1999

A few days ago, two Chechen leaders in Daghestan were interviewed in front of the flag in the Czech TV. The flag is swallowtailed, wery dark, probably black (or very dark green?), with white Arabic "Allah Aqbar" (probably …, it seems like the inscritption in the Iraqi flag) and with white curved knife/sword below the inscription. Maybe, it is a flag of the "islamic republic of Daghestan".
Jan Zrzavy, 10 Sep 1999

I also saw this report (or a similar one) in German TV some weeks ago. As already pointed out by Jaume it is a flag used in the town (village?) Kharamakhi. In the report they only shown this flag inside the building; outside the building the rebels flew a correct Saudi Arabian flag.
Marcus Schmöger, 13 Sep 1999

Islamist symbols on Independentist flag

Chechen combined flag
image by António Martins, 3 Oct 2007

"اللَّه أكبر", which means that "God is great". This is written in white arabic letters above a white sword pointing to the hoist, all inside a black horizontally elongated ellipse placed on the main panel of an independentist flag of Chechenia, whith approx. proportions of (25+2+2+2+4):50 = 7:10; with ellipse: (6+13+6+2+2+2+4):(10+30+10). The photo shows the flag clearly hanging from its top edge with the hoist, an off-white reinforced sleeve, at the viewer's *left* hand while the Arabic text reads correctly, which is unexpected.
António Martins, 3 Oct 2007