We have assigned the residence and personal
clothing of the deceased to the male, not female,
offspring, nor to the other heirs. He, verily, is the
Munificent, the All-Bountiful.
Should 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.
If 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.
Division of the estate should take place only after
the &Huququ'llah 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.