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Vaḥíd
“Unity”. Its numerical value is nineteen (19).
1. The Báb and Bahá’u’lláh often use the term “Vahíd” when They specify the quantity of nineteen.
2. Surname of Siyyid Yaḥyá
Vakílu’d-Dawlih
Vakílu’d-Dawlih
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1830 — 1909
A state title, meaning deputy or representative of the government.
Afnán-i-Yazdí. Also known as Hájí Mírzá Muḥammad-Taqí Afnán.
He was a cousin of the Báb, and chief builder of the ‘Ishqábád Temple.
Was designated by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá as one of the “four and twenty elders which sat before God on their seats” mentioned in chapter 11 of the Revelation of St John the Divine.
Valí-‘Ahd
“Heir to the throne.”
veils of glory
Veils intervening between man and the Truth of God, which must be rent before the real light of that Truth is seen.
Examples of these “veils of glory” are given throughout the Bahá’í Writings, including the clergy, various terms and traditions, literal interpretation of Sacred Scripture, knowledge, pride, and many more.
A-Z : Veils ~ of glory
Veridical, the
See   Abú-‘Abdi’lláh
Vicar of the Prophet of Islám
The Sulṭán of the Ottoman Empire, alluding to his claim to be the Caliph, or successor of Muḥammad within Sunní Islám.
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