Should the deceased leave no offspring, their share
shall revert to the House of Justice, to be expended by
the Trustees of the All-Merciful on the orphaned and
widowed, and on whatsoever will bring benefit to the
generality of the people, that all may give thanks unto
their Lord, the All-Gracious, the Pardoner.
Should the deceased leave offspring, but none of
the other categories of heirs that have been specified in
the Book, they shall receive two thirds of the
inheritance and the remaining third shall revert to the
House of Justice. Such is the command which hath
been given, in majesty and glory, by Him Who is the
All-Possessing, the Most High.
If the deceased should leave none of the specified
heirs, but have among his relatives nephews and nieces,
whether on his brother's or his sister's side, two thirds
of the inheritance shall pass to them; or, lacking these,
to his uncles and aunts on both his father's and his
mother's side, and after them to their sons and
daughters. The remaining third of the inheritance
shall, in any case, revert to the Seat of Justice. Thus
hath it been laid down in the Book by Him Who ruleth
over all men.
Should the deceased be survived by none of those
whose names have been recorded by the Pen of the Most
High, his estate shall, in its entirety, revert to the
aforementioned Seat that it may be expended on that
which is prescribed by God. He, verily, is the
Ordainer, the Omnipotent.
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