Our Gift to Our Imam

Nazrana is a murid’s unconditional gift to the Imam of the Time, inspired by sentiments of love, devotion, gratitude and humility in the context of the Imam-murid bond. The submission of a collective Jamati Nazrana on occasions of epochal impact and significance is a time-honoured and cherished tradition that celebrates this unique relationship. Abiding by this ancestral tradition, the global Jamat will submit a Nazrana for the Diamond Jubilee celebrating 60 years of our beloved Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Imamat.

In graciously accepting the Jamat’s request to uphold this tradition, Mawlana Hazar Imam has reminded us that, alongside material offerings, Nazrana may equally take the form of a murid’s commitment of the precious gift of his or her time and knowledge towards strengthening the resources and capacity of Imamat and Jamati institutions and initiatives. This form of Nazrana has come to be known as “TKN”

The TKN endeavour was launched as a Golden Jubilee initiative to harness the expertise and skills of Murids worldwide for building institutional capacity of Jamati and AKDN institutions.

On this happy occasion of Diamond Jubilee, Mawlana Hazar Imam, has accepted Nazrana for the minor Members of the Jamat, i.e. who are below 18 years of age.  These Young Murids will also be able to offer their Niyats. They will need to be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.


What is a TKN Niyat?

A TKN Niyat is a formal declaration of the intention to gift one’s time and knowledge to the Imam for utilization at his discretion in the work of Imamat, Jamati and AKDN Institutions.

Who is eligible to offer TKN?

All murids of Mawlana Hazar Imam may offer Time and Knowledge Nazrana. The emphasis is on offering one’s knowledge, expertise and experience in professional and specialized fields of work and endeavor.

Can I offer a TKN Niyat during the Diamond Jubilee if I had already offered a TKN Niyat during the Golden Jubilee?

Yes. Murids may offer a Diamond Jubilee Niyat even if they had offered a Golden Jubilee Niyat.

Is there a time limit to offer my Diamond Jubilee TKN niyat?

You can submit your Diamond Jubilee TKN niyat anytime between March 21, 2017 and July 11, 2018.

Does my TKN Niyat expire?

No. TKN Niyats do not expire. TKN volunteers may be approached anytime during or after the Diamond Jubilee to serve on assignments which match their qualifications, skills and experience.

How do I update my profile information?

If you already have an online profile, you should regularly update the profile by logging in. If you have not accessed your online profile, please reach out to the TKN Central Office through the contact us link. If you submitted your Diamond Jubilee niyat through the paper form and have provided your email address, you will receive an email which will guide you through the process of creating an online profile where you can update your profile and upload your resume at any time.

Who is considered a Young Murid?

Any Murid who is less than 18 years of age at the time they collect the TKN Niyat form in Jamatkhana will be considered a Young Murid. For e.g. if someone took the form from Jamatkhana on 21st March 2017 and their date of birth is later than 21st March 1999, he/she would be considered a Young Murid.

 What should be done in case the Young Murid is going to turn 18 within the time frame set for Niyat submission i.e. 21st March 2017 to 11th July 2018)

If a Young Murid is turning 18 in April 2017, it would make sense to guide him/her to wait till they turn 18 and then offer them the choice of filling an online form or standard paper form. If the Young Murid is turning 18 after December 2017, then he/she can be given the form for Young Murids and guided to fill and submit it for then. The idea is that it is quite possible that assignments for Young Murids may take a couple of months so anyone turning 18 in a few months should be guided to wait and fill the form later.

 I am a parent and my son studies in another country. Can I send him the form to complete and return it back to this country? There are no Jamatkhanas where he is located.

No. Since TKN is an offering from the Murid to the Imam, the Niyat form collection and submission should take place in the Jamatkhana with the Young Murid present; hence the parents /guardian cannot receive and submit it on behalf of their children

Do I have to have my parent with me when I submit / return the form?

  • Yes, for pre-teens (5-<13 years). Their parent/guardian should be present at the time of form submission so that the TKN team can verify with them that they have complete knowledge that their child has offered Niyat and will be called upon for potential assignments
  • No, for teenagers (13-< 18 years). If the parent has given consent in the form, that should suffice. When an assignment matching their skill sets is requested, the parent listed on the form will be contacted.
  • In either case, the form should be examined to make sure that the parent consent section and other signatures are completed

 Is there a time limit to fill out the form to offer TKN Niyat?

It is the same as the Niyat form for adults, March 21, 2017 to July 11, 2018

For Further Clarification Please Contact TKN Team Members in Your Centres or Visit the TKN website (www.timeandknowledge.org)

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