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offspring, nor to the other heirs. He, verily, is the Munificent, the All-Bountiful.
26Should the son of the deceased have passed away in the days of his father and have left children, they will inherit their father’s share, as prescribed in the Book of God. Divide ye their share amongst them with perfect justice. Thus have the billows of the Ocean of Utterance surged, casting forth the pearls of the laws decreed by the Lord of all mankind.
27If the deceased should leave children who are under age, their share of the inheritance must be entrusted to a reliable individual, or to a company, that it may be invested on their behalf in trade and business until they come of age. The trustee should be assigned a due share of the profit that hath accrued to it from being thus employed.
28Division of the estate should take place only after the Ḥuqúqu’lláh hath been paid, any debts have been settled, the expenses of the funeral and burial defrayed, and such provision made that the deceased may be carried to his resting-place with dignity and honour. Thus hath it been ordained by Him Who is Lord of the beginning and the end.
29Say: This is that hidden knowledge which shall never change, since its beginning is with nine, the symbol that betokeneth the concealed and manifest, the inviolable and unapproachably exalted Name. As for what We have appropriated to the children, this is a bounty conferred on them by God, that they may render thanks unto their Lord, the Compassionate, the
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Internal Related Cross-References
Paragraph 26.
Paragraph 27.
Paragraph 28.
Paragraph 29.
Study Guide
Paragraph 26.
(See Note 45)
What happens when the son predeceases his father or mother?
Paragraph 27.
Who does the inheritance go to for underage children?
(See Note 46)
What does the word amín convey in Arabic?
Paragraph 28.
When does division of the estate take place and why?
Paragraph 29.
(See Note 48)
How did the Báb describe His inheritance law?
External Related Cross-References
Paragraph 28.