Early Islamic examples relating to NAZRANA OF TIME & KNOWLEDGE
Under the glorious leadership of Mawlana Hazar Imam, the Ismailis have accelerated their economy to great extent, which paved a way for a large number of social projects
Vazir U Kan Gyi (1870-1960) of Burma had reverently offered Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah to let him bear his whole expenses as a nazrana during his visit to Burma between January 20, 1951 and January 26, 1951
Pir Sadruddin exhorted that whatever is offered to the Imam, the giver (wahib) will get its rewards
The legacy of the nazrana was prevalent in the Dawr-i Satr (concealment period) of the Ismaili history.
Qurtubi (d. 1273) writes in Al Jami li-Ahkam al-Koran (13th vol., p. 132) that, “The Prophet of Islam and all the prophets accepted and encouraged the exchange of gifts on account of their beneficial effect on human relations.”
According to the Koran, “Who gives away his wealth, purifying himself.” (92:18).