Number 9 in Baha’i Faith

 

The Nine-Pointed Star

 

The Bahá’is use the nine pointed star as a symbol of their faith.

Bahá’i Houses of Worship have nine sides.

The nine-pointed star may be used on gravestones.

Nine is the minimum number of members in a Spiritual Assembly or House of Justice, the administrative bodies elected by Bahá’is around the world.

The Bahá’is do not have any form of priesthood or clergy.

They consider the number nine a symbol of completeness and fulfillment, as the highest single digit number.

The Bahá’i faith claims to be the fulfillment of all prior religions.

They accept among others, Krishna, Abraham, Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad as earlier messengers.

 The Bahá’i faith teaches monotheism.

 The picture is of a Baha’i House of Worship in Chicago.

The nine-pointed star may symbolize nine great religions of the world:

Bahá’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Shinto and Shikhism.

Nine is the numerical value of the word Baha according to the Arabic system of numerology, called the Abjad system.

Baha is the Arabic word for Glory. Bahá’ulláh’s given name was Mírzá Husayn ‘ Alí. He was born in Teheran, Persia on the 12th of November 1817. 

He is known to his followers as Bahá’ulláh, “The Glory of God”.

His works include the book, “The Seven Valleys “.

Bahá’ullah received his revelation in a dungeon in Teheran nine years after Bab (Gate) claimed to be a Messenger of God and told of one to come that was greater than himself, “Him Whom God shall manifest”.

Bahá’is consider Bab as the forerunner of the Bahá’i faith.

 

 

 


Comments

  1. Christine Yoresongo :

    I KNOW THERE IS ONE GOD (SUPREME BEING – OUR CREATOR OF ALL THINGS SEEN AND UNSEEN) I ALSO KNOW THAT GOD CREATED ALL OF US AS HIS OWN IMAGE. BILLIONS AND TRILLIONS OUT THERE WHO FOR ONCE HAVE SAME FACES, THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS. SO MANY TRADITIONS, CULTURES, CLIMATES THAT TACKLE THE WORLD. FOR THAT MATTER, I DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE BAHA’I FAITH UNTIL NOW. WE ARE WORSHIPING THE CREATOR AND ONLY FOLLOWING THE PERSONS THAT WILL LEAD US TO HIM. WE SHOULD NOT POINT THE FINGER AT ANYBODY OR ORGANISATION FOR EVERYTHING THATS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD. WE LIVE UP TO WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO AND BE THANKFUL OF EACH DAY AS IT COMES. THE REALITY IS WE SHOULD NOT BLAME OTHERS FOR THINGS THAT WE DO NOT KNOW OF WHEN, WHERE, OR HOW EVENTS TURN OUT. WE WOULD BE A HAPPY WORLD, SPREAD THE WORD, SPREAD OUR RICHNESS AND SPREAD OUR WOLDS. GLORY TO GOD ALMIGHTY.

  2. BONNIE ROMANO :

    AS A BAHA’I, I HAVE BEEN CALLED A TERRORIST. I AM THE FARTHEST THING AWAY FROM A TERRORIST. I BELIEVE THAT ANYONE CALLING NAMES SHOULD FIRST UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS ABOUT THAT THEY ARE AFRAID OF INSTEAD OF LABELING. IT HAPPENED AROUND THE TIME OF 9/11. I WAS GLAD TO RETURN HOME FROM THE STATE OF UTAH. I UNDERSTAND THAT 9/11 WAS A SCARRY TIME. I BELIEVE IN FREEDOM OF RELIGION. I BELIEVE IN EQUALITY. RATHER SHALL I WEEP AT THE FEWNESS OF THE CHAMPIONS OF GOD.

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