Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
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Can you bring to light what is written in HOLY QURAN about "Nazrulmukam" ?
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There is absolutely nothing written in the Glorious Quran about Nazrul Muqaam, and neither is there anything documented in the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).
This is a term concocted by some sects to fleece their unsuspecting followers in the name of Islam. No other sect in Islam, other than the Dawoodi Bohra sect have this form of collection! The collection of nazrul maqaam has nothing to do with Islam!
The Holy Quran exhorts the believers to pay Zakat (obligatory charity) and Sadaqa (voluntary charity) for the pleasure of Allah Subhanah.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 60: Charity are only for the needy, the indigent, for those who are employed to collect them, for those whose hearts are to be won over (to Islam), for the ransoming of slaves, for helping the debtors, for the Cause of Allah, and for the hospitality of the wayfarers. This is an obligatory duty from Allah, and Allah is the All Knowing, All Wise.
We again reiterate that there is absolutely nothing in the Quran and Sunnah regarding nazrul maqaam, and therefore not binding to the believers. If anyone pays this tax from his hard-earned money, he should not expect to receive any reward from Allah Subhanah, as it is not done in His name. To do nazr on any other name, other than the Blessed Name of Allah Subhanah, is a manifestation of the heinous sin of shirk!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,