Well said, giving gifts is always pleasant gesture to express love and affection to our dear ones. However Gifts (Najwa) is a voluntary gesture there shall be no fixed amount or coercion or undue influence on paying up najwa amounts. Before you jump with a lame accusation that, those who don’t love sayedna saheb don’t want to offer najwa etc etc. The concern is when money becomes a benchmark to express walayaa by means of najwa !level_headed wrote:You are right. One of the parameters of walayat is najwa. Maulana Ali was the first person who obeyed Allah's command to present najwa to the Prophet (SAW). He sold off something precious and used the money to present najwa to the Prophet (SAW). He would always present najwa to the Prophet (SAW).
Very loudly Kothari defenders jump to quote examples of Prophet (saw) and Maula Ali to suit their practices, but there are ample example to be inspired for austerity, accountability, justice and kindness too.
Millions are given away in guise of najwas, which are usually black money or unaccounted wealth, this practice defies their own preaching of respecting law of the land ! Does Kothar leaders ensure the money received is white and accounted ? Do they stop abdes from dealing in black money ?
If collecting millions in Najwas is a fair and approved Islamic practice then kothar can declare the najwas received, there is no harm right ? No illegality involved ! when an abde expresses his love by doling out millions, then the leaders shall reciprocate by acknowledging the gifts received to serve as an example for others. Why pro-kothari websites does not enlist najwas involved in ziyafats and other titles ?