Baha’i Symbols

The three best known symbols unofficially used to represent the Baha’i faith: the nine pointed star, symbolizing spiritual completion:

The ring stone symbol, so called because it is worn on rings by many believers:

The three horizontal lines represent the three basics of Baha’i belief- the world of God, the World of God’s manifestation, and the world of man. The vertical bar represents the connection of these worlds, and the stars flanking the glyph represent the Báb and Bahá’u'lláh, the founders and prophets of the faith.

The “symbol of the Greatest Name:”

This symbol is a phrase, “Yá Bahá’u'l-Abhá,” or “Glory of Glories,” rendered in traditional Islamic* calligraphy. “Baha,” or glory, is also found in the name of Bahá’u'lláh. It is called the “Greatest Name,” after the expectation in Islam that the most sacred, hundredth name of god, which is known only in paradise.

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anomymus May 18, 2016 at 7:12 am

Evil ? and snakes ? the greatest namn? is it realy truth that this symbol is written in islams koran?

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Saqib August 20, 2016 at 6:47 pm

This is not in Koran (Quran), but is promoted by some Sufi’s (saints) and their followers. There are wide differences among various sections of Muslims about its authenticity or meaning, and some even forbid its usage. However, it does not resemble snakes or evil in any form, it is just written in Arabic language and is a calligraphic form, thus might appear as a snake or something evil (because it’s unusual to an ignorant eye).

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Liam Norman Uni September 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm

Deepness is lol my birthday coincides with Bæb’s to the hour. Eid rambarrak I feel blessed ;-/

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