What is Giyaarween Shareef ?
A gathering on any day, though generally on 11th of the lunar calendar, consisting of recitation of
the Holy Quraan, Zikr (Remembrance of Allaah Ta’aala), reading Faatihah and distributing food to send the reward to Huzoor Ghaus e A’zam Saiyyidinah Shaiekh Saiyyid Abdul Qaadir Jeelaani (May Allaah be well pleased with him) is called Giyaarween Shareef. Its basis in the religion is from the concept of sending reward to others. This is commonly known as Ieesaal-e-Sawaab, and it has been proven from the Quraan and Sunnah.
What is Ieesaal-e-Sawaab?
Ieesaal-e-Sawaab is act of performing a virtuous deed and sending the spiritual reward to another.
Allaah (Most Exalted) says:
“And those who came after them submit, O our Lord! Forgive us and our brothers who preceded
us in the faith” ( Quraan-Al-Hashr:10)
This proves that the prayer of Muslims for the forgiveness of other Muslims is from Quraanic teachings and Ieesaal-e-Sawaab is actually a form of supplication (Dua).
In a Hadees related from both Imaam Bukhaari and Imaam Muslim, the Mother of the Believers
Hazrat Ayeshaa Siddiqaa (May Allaah be well pleased with her) narrated that a person asked a question about sending reward (Ieesaal-e-Sawaab) to his mother at which the Holy Prophet (Peace
be upon him) replied that the reward of your charity (Sadaqa and khaieraat) would, in fact, reach her. According to another Hadees in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmed, Hazrat Anas (May Allaah be
well pleased with them) inquired that “For our deceased, we make dua, give charity and perform Pilgrimage; does it reach them?” The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) replied, “Yes, certainly
it reaches them and they are pleased with it just like you are pleased with each others gifts.”