Our adjustable gender neutral Bahá’í burial rings are available in brass or solid sterling silver.
The simple oval signet measures 19 x 15mm (0.75 x 0.6 in), slightly smaller than the size of U.S. nickel coin.
Inscribed on each ring is the English or Arabic verse revealed by Baha'u'llah in the Kitab-i-Aqdas:
"I came forth from God and return unto Him, detached from all save Him, holding fast to His name, the Merciful, the Compassionate."
قد بدئت من الله
و رجعت اليه منقطعاً
عمّا سواه و متمسّكاً
باسمه الرّحمن الرّحيم.
Nari Jewelry's English Bahai burial rings are distributed by the U.S. Baha'i Bookstore.
"In brief, the Bahá’í law for the burial of the dead states that it is forbidden to carry the body for more than one hour's journey from the place of death; that the body should be wrapped in a shroud of silk or cotton, and on its finger should be placed a ring bearing the inscription 'I came forth from God, and return unto Him, detached from all save Him, holding fast to His Name, the Merciful, the Compassionate'; and that the coffin should be of crystal, stone or hard fine wood. A specific Prayer for the Dead is ordained, to be said before interment. As affirmed by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá and the Guardian, this law precludes cremation of the dead. The formal prayer and the ring are meant to be used for those who have attained the age of maturity, i.e., 15 years of age…."
(Bahá’u’lláh: The Kitab-i-Aqdas, Notes, N. 149, p. 229)