Nazrana of Time and Knowledge is both a gift and a privilege

Nazrana of Time and Knowledge is both a gift and a privilegeSource: The Ismaili, by Narmeen Lakhani

Since the earliest days of Islam, the Shia notion of nazrana — the offering of an unconditional gift to the Imam of the Time as a gesture of a murid’s love and homage — has been a time-honoured tradition in the Jamat. With the approach of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee, Ismailis around the world are renewing this age-old tradition.

Nazrana honours the tireless efforts of the Imam in fulfilling both his spiritual and worldly mandate. In the modern context, nazrana may be pledged as a material gift of wealth or as an individual offering of time and knowledge. Through the Time and Knowledge Nazrana (TKN) established for the commemoration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Golden Jubilee 10 years ago, some 31,000 volunteers have completed over 48,000 assignments around the world.

Read more – Dated: 29 June 2017

 

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