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181 Any Reference To Vicegerency Debar You From The Sovereignty Of Him Who Is The Vicegerent Of God #167

Categories: NOTES
Sources: The Kitab-i-aqdas

The word here translated Vicegerency is, in the original Arabic,

vilayat, which has a range of meanings including vicegerency,

guardianship, protectorship and successorship. It is used in

relation to God Himself, to His Manifestation, or to those who are the

appointed Successors of a Manifestation.

In this verse of the Aqdas, Baha'u'llah warns against allowing such

concepts to blind one to the sovereignty of the new Divine

Manifestation, the true Vicegerent of God.