This 9-pointed star with a circle of 9-pointed stars is inspired by my faith. I designed it from a single orchid.
“Nine is the highest digit, hence symbolizes comprehensiveness, culminations; 9 has exact numerical value of ‘Bahá’ (in the numerology connected with the Arabic alphabet) and ‘Bahá’ is the name of the Revealer of our Faith, Bahá’u’lláh,” according to Bahaikipedia. “The 9-pointed star is not a part of the teachings of our Faith, but only used as an emblem representing ‘9’.”
Bahá’í Temples, also known as Houses of Worship, have 9 sides because of the association of 9 with perfection, unity and ‘Bahá’.
“The Bahá’í Faith is a religion founded by Bahá’u’lláh in 19th-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind,” Bahaikipedia notes. “There are around six million Bahá’ís in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
“Bahá’u’lláh taught that religious history has unfolded through a series of God's Messengers who brought teachings suited for the capacity of the people at their time, and whose fundamental purpose is the same.
“Bahá’u’lláh is regarded as the most recent, but not final, in a line of messengers that includes Abraham, Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad and others. Bahá’u’lláh's claim to fulfill the eschatological promises of previous scriptures coincides with his mission to establish a firm basis for unity throughout the world, and inaugurate an age of peace and justice, which Bahá’ís expect will inevitably arise.
“The word ‘Bahá’í’ is used either as an adjective to refer to the Bahá’í Faith or as a term for a follower of Bahá’u’lláh, and the word is not a noun meaning the religion as a whole. It is derived from the Arabic Bahá’, meaning ‘glory’ or ‘splendour’.”
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