Interfaith Harmony Week: From Baha’i Tradition Posted February 6, 2015 by Susan Batterton


Day Six – February 6, 2015
Interfaith Harmony Week
From Baha’i


The nine-pointed star

      “A simple nine-pointed star is generally used by Bahá’ís as a symbol of their Faith. The number nine has significance in the Bahá’í Revelation. Nine years after the announcement of the Báb in Shiraz, Bahá’u’lláh received the intimation of His mission in the dungeon in Teheran. Nine, as the highest single-digit number, symbolizes completeness. Since the Bahá’í Faith claims to be the fulfillment of the expectations of all prior religions, this symbol, as used for example in nine-sided Bahá’í temples, reflects that sense of fulfillment and completeness.”

      Excerpted from The Bahá’ís, a publication of the Bahá’í International Community

 “Blessed is the spot,
and the house,
and the place,
and the city,
and the heart,
and the mountain,
and the refuge,
and the cave,
and the valley,
and the land,
and the sea,
and the island,
and the meadow where mention of God hath been made,
and His praise glorified.”