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Some quotes by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá regarding Bahá’í Rings

Many times we’ve been asked about the wearing of the ring with the “Most Great Name” on it. As to which finger is suggested to wear it on, this is what we have found:

“The giving . . . . . . . . the ring [1] of the Greatest Name is very beautiful. The ring should be worn on the small finger of the right hand.”

(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v1, p. 178)

Although ‘Abdu’l-Bahá has suggested it to be worn on the small finger of the right hand, as most things in the Bahá’í teachings, this is left to the discretion of the believers. Now, as a personal observation, perhaps there was a reason behind this suggestion – we don’t know but we are sure there must’ve been a good reason for Him to do so.

Personally, wearing Baha’i jewelry with this Greatest Name on it serves as a personal reminder that we should life in a prayerful attitude, constantly thinking about God and how we can best serve humanity. Whenever one stares at this Symbol we can be reminded of the purpose of our lives. It’s like a pause from what we are doing to re-focus on what really matters and why we are on this earth.

 

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I came across another very beautiful and enlightening quote from one of His Tablets, where ‘Abdu’l-Bahá further explains:

In one of His Tablets, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá wrote: ‘If you seek immunity from the sway of the forces of the contingent world, hang the ‘Most Great Name’ in your dwelling, wear the ring of the ‘Most Great Name’ on your finger, place the picture of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in your home and always recite the prayers that I have written. Then you will behold the marvellous effect they produce.

(Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 520)

Isn’t this beautiful and interesting?

 

 

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Contact us! We want to know what you would like to see us write about here!

Dear all;

We haven’t been as active here as we would like but we want to make it up to you all so…we are asking all of you to help us come up with new topics. If there has been something on your mind or if you have heard something and want to know more, shoot us a line and let us know. We would love to do some research for you and do our best to expand on the topic for everyone’s knowledge.

We can’t wait to see if we get any brave replies. Thank you!!

P.s. Here is a sneak peak on what we have been working on this week:

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Baha’i jewellery exhibition and sale in SYDNEY, Australia.

Yes folks! We are having an exhibition where we will showcase all our items which include Baha’i pendants, Baha’i rings and necklaces plus a few exclusive Baha’i necklaces that cannot be found on the site!
All the items will be up for sale on a first come, first served basis. So, if you are in Sydney on May the 3rd (Saturday) join us from 6:30pm. There will be giveaways, tea and coffee, as well as pastries and dessert for sale.

We also teamed up with our friends at Papa Fish Toys and will have some baby and toddler toys there too!

Don’t miss out. Check out our Facebook page for more details and information.


The Rose

The Rose


Ayyám-i-Há! What does it mean to Bahá’ís?

The Bahá’í calendar has 19 months of 19 days each. Let’s do the math… that equals to 361 days. So, what happens to the other 4-5 days (if leap year) remaining? Bahá’u’lláh has given those days the name of The Days of Ayyám-i-Há (intercalary days) which precede the Baha’i month of ‘Ala which is the very last month of the year in which Baha’is also observe the fast for 19 days.

Ayyam-i-Ha is a celebration in which Baha’is all over the world to charitable acts, rejoicing, visiting friends and the giving of gifts. It is an even happier time for children to whom gifts are mostly given to.

We want to share this beautiful prayer specially dedicated to the Intercalary days:

My God, my Fire and my Light! The days which Thou hast named the Ayyam-i-Ha [1] in Thy Book have begun, O Thou Who art the King of names, and the fast which Thy most exalted Pen hath enjoined unto all who are in the kingdom of Thy creation to observe is approaching. I entreat Thee, O my Lord, by these days and by all such as have during that period clung to the cord of Thy commandments, and laid hold on the handle of Thy precepts, to grant that unto every soul may be assigned a place within the precincts of Thy court, and a seat at the revelation of the splendors of the light of Thy countenance.

These, O my Lord, are Thy servants whom no corrupt inclination hath kept back from what Thou didst send down in Thy Book. They have bowed themselves before Thy Cause, and received Thy Book with such resolve as is born of Thee, and observed what Thou hadst prescribed unto them, and chosen to follow that which had been sent down by Thee.

Thou seest, O my Lord, how they have recognized and confessed whatsoever Thou hast revealed in Thy Scriptures. Give them to drink, O my Lord, from the hands of Thy graciousness the waters of Thine eternity. Write down, then, for them the recompense ordained for him that hath immersed himself in the ocean of Thy presence, and attained unto the choice wine of Thy meeting.

I implore Thee, O Thou the King of kings and the Pitier of the downtrodden, to ordain for them the good of this world and of the world to come. Write down for them, moreover, what none of Thy creatures hath discovered, and number them with those who have circled round Thee, and who move about Thy throne in every world of Thy worlds.

Thou, truly, art the Almighty, the All-Knowing, the All-Informed.

– Bahá’u’lláh

[1 The Days of Ha, Intercalary Days.]. (Compilations, Baha’i Prayers, p. 236)

The Gem ring

The Gem ring


Bahá’í Symbols “the Greatest Name”, the “ring symbol” and the 9 Pointed star – what do they mean?

In the Bahá’í Faith there are some symbols that are used in what we call “Bahá’í jewelry”. These symbols are:

1. In the words of Shoghi Effendi (Directives from the Guardian, p.87) “the symbol of the Greatest Name represents an invocation which can be translated either as ‘O Glory of Glories’ or ‘O Glory of the All-Glorious’. The word Glory used in this connection is a translation of the Arabic term ‘Bahá, the name of Bahá’u’lláh.”

2. The ring symbol is a version of the Greatest Name and its design is divided like this: The three horizontal lines symbolize (from top to bottom) the world of God, the world of His Manifestation and the world of humanity. The line that crosses them all vertically symbolizes the Holy Spirit which binds all three worlds. The two stars on either side represents the Twin Manifestations of the Baha’i Faith: The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh.

3. The Nine Pointed Star is a Baha’is symbol that represents the number ‘9’. Why the number nine is relevant to Baha’is can be read below*.

 

*”Concerning the number nine; the Bahá’ís reverence this for two reasons, first because it is considered by those who are interested in numbers as a sign of perfection. The second consideration which is the more important one is that it is the numerical value for the word “Baha”. (B = 2, h = 5, a = 1, and there is an accent at the end of the word which is also = 1; the ‘a’ after the ‘B’ is not written in Persian so it does not count.) In the Semitic languages — both Arabic and Hebrew — every letter of the alphabet had a numerical value, so instead of using figures to denote numbers they used letters and compounds of letters. Thus every word had both a literal meaning and also a numerical value. This practice is no more in use but during the time of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb it was quite in vogue among the educated classes, and we find it very much used in the Bayan. As the word Baha also stood for the number nine it could be used interchangeably with it. (Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 413) You can see how these symbols are being integrated into our jewellery designs:

Let us finally consider these words:

“Someone wished to know if it were a good custom to wear a symbol, as, for instance, a cross. He said: “You wear the cross for remembrance, it concentrates your thoughts; it has no magical power. Bahá’ís often wear a stone with the greatest name engraved on it: there is no magical influence in the stone; it is a reminder, and companion. If you are about to do some selfish or hasty action, and your glance falls on the ring on your hand, you will remember and change your intention.”

– Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 93


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Our newest Baha’i ring and Bahá’í pendant now with new photos!

We have now uploaded new photos of our “Rose” Baha’i ring and our “Pearl and gems” Bahá’í pendant. Check the out below and see full item descriptions on our website.