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.