Quiz on Baha’i Temples around the World – Part 1
Posted on: January 26, 2022.


This is a faith founded by Baha’u'llah more than 150 years ago!
Say “Ha’i” to the first part of our quiz on Baha’i Temples.

Baha'u'llah refers to the Baha'i Houses of Worship—eight continental and two local having been built so far—as Mashriqu’l-Adhkár the Arabic word for "dawning place of the mention of __________".





Each Mashriqu’l-Adhkár was designated by Baha'u'llah as __________ gathering places for prayer and meditation around which will cluster social, humanitarian, educational, and scientific institutions.





The physical structure of a Baha'i Mashriqu’l-Adhkár—the focal point of __________ in a geographical area—comprises a central building—"House of Worship"—along with subsidiary branches such as a hospital, school, university, dispensary, and rest home.





'Abdu'l-Bahá—eldest son of Baha'u'llah—explains that the purpose of a House of Worship is not solely to provide a place for prayer but also for :

I. Providing education, healthcare, and other societal services
II. Supporting the social and economic progress of the community
III. Affording shelter, relief, and assistance to those in need





Wilmette, Illinois, in __________ (1953), Kampala in __________ (1961), Sydney in __________ (1961), Frankfurt in __________ (1964), Panama City in __________ (1972), Apia in __________ (1984), New Delhi in __________ (1986), and Santiago in __________ (2016), are the locations of the eight continental Baha'i Temples.





The Wilmette-Illinois House of Worship in United States is the oldest and largest Baha'i Mashriqu’l-Adhkár—the Continental Temple of North America—whose construction started in 1912 and completed in 1953, and is among the "__________".





The Baha'i Temple at Kampala, Uganda, has a green-coloured dome made of mosaic tiles from __________ and a lower roof made of tiles procured from __________, whose beautiful interiors of green, white, blue, and amber colours are aesthetically enhanced by glass windows.





The Baha'i Temple at Apia, Samoa, dedicated to the faith by __________, King of Samoa—the first reigning monarch to become a Baha'i—is considered the "Mother Temple of the Pacific Islands" whose prayer gardens house more than 60 species of plants, trees, and flowers.





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