Offerings

Offerings Nazrana khwaja garib nawaz Dargah Ajmer Sharif Rajasthan,India

In the present advanced age several questions are being raised in relation to those offerings which are made at the shrines of Muslim saints, particularly at the Dargah of Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (R.A.) at ajmer.

It is all due to the lack of proper religious knowledge, lack of well established customs precedents and traditions and lack of settled Islamic and judicial pronouncements on this point Nazar-O-Niaz which is a combination of two words of Arabic language, in English it means vows and oblations.

ACCORDING TO ISLAMIC LAW
Offering i.e. Nazar-O-Niaz is a deed through which the nearness is attained,it is also a source of earning the pleasure and blessings of those who have attained the nearness of god, not only this, presentation of Nazar-O-Niaz is considered as a source of achievement and success in life.

According to CHISHTIA sect: Offerings which people make at any Dargah, their intention and aim is to obtain the blessing of that Saint at whose Dargah the offerings are made and also the blessings of that person who is the custodian of that Dargah and in his capacity as Gaddi Nashin, Moallim, Mujawar or Khadim is entitled to receive the same. After understanding the literary meanings of offerings let us see how the famous Muslim Jurist and Ulama have theologically explained the same. In his book Nazar Buzurgan-e-din HAZRAT SHAH RAFIULLAH says:-

Whatever is presented in cash or in kind at any Dargah by the devotees is known as offerings. This further means and implies that offerings made at Dargah are not for any charitable purpose but for the benefit of those attached to Dargah. Another famous Jurist Imam Ghani Al-Nablisi Al-Qudsi in his book Hadiqa-e-Nadiah has clearly written: the main object of offerings made at Dargah is to benefit or facilitate the Moallims.

In his another book Kashfun-Noorhe has further clarified the object and purpose of Nazar as under:

Those who make offerings at the Dargah of a saint, know well and fully understand that those offerings are for personnel use and sustenance of those who are attached with Dargah, particularly the Moallims.

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