So, this just occurred to me not too long ago. The “Crescent Moon” of Islam is actually a Solar Eclipse. The moon never looks like that, EVER.
I would bet money that the Persian sorcerers would see this as a very Auspicious occasion for the occulting of the Sun.
Darkness is Literally eating a Sun or Star and that event is re-framed as Light or Lucifer. This particular Solar Eclipse cuts a swath from one side of America to the other. If you were a group of Muslim Astrological Mystics, would you not see this as a Celestial Sign that Allah was giving you a window of opportunity to attack the Great Satan (America)?