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.