Posted by Loren (188.8.131.52) on October 23, 2002 at 22:55:55:
In Reply to: What can we have on necklaces? posted by Sheida on October 23, 2002 at 01:49:54:
Perhaps the reason you received varying answers, is because there was a time when wearing "The Greatest Name" (which is a variation of the Name of Baha'u'llah) on jewelry such as necklaces was "discouraged", (the source of this initial discouragement is unknown to me)but then Guidance came from the UHJ which states:
"Although there exists an instruction that the symbol of the Greatest Name should not be used on gravestones, no instruction has been found prohibiting the use of the symbol of the Greatest Name on any other particular item, such as jewelry, books or pamphlets. However, the Greatest Name should not be used in an undignified manner. Nothing has been found which would prohibit a believer from manufacturing and selling items using the Greatest Name provided that the manner in which the Greatest Name is used is dignified."
-Letter from the Universal House of Justice, dated March 25, 1975
As you can see, it is alright to wear "Greatest Name" Jewelry in a dignified manner.
I hope this answers your question.
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