The Kitáb-i-Aqdas
Notes
41.When We heard the clamour of the children as yet unborn, We doubled their share and decreased those of the rest.   ¶20
In the Báb’s laws of inheritance the children of the deceased were allotted nine parts consisting of 540 shares. This allocation constituted less than a quarter of the whole estate. Bahá’u’lláh doubled their portion to 1,080 shares and reduced those allotted to the other six categories of heirs. He also outlines the precise intention of this verse and its implications for the distribution of the inheritance (Q&A 5).