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I’tikaf - The Sunnah That Can Improve Your Life

The purpose of I’tikaf is to focus on our Lord; it’s to direct our hearts to our Lord; to be in a state of dhikr, to be in a state of constant remembrance of Allah; to be in a state of reflecting upon what we should be reflecting upon…

Can Women Perform Itikaf?

Can Women Perform Itikaf?

Wa `alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is permissible for women to observe itikaf.It is reported that the Prophet’s wives (may Allah be pleased with them) …

When Should One End the Itikaf?

When Should One End Itikaf?

Wa `alaykumAs-SalamuwaRahmatullahiwaBarakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: One should come out of itikaf when Ramadan ends. Ramadan ends when the sun sets on the night of Eid. Answering your question, the Fatwa …

Does Wet Dream Vitiate Itikaf?

Does Wet Dream Vitiate Itikaf?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Muslim jurists maintain that wet dream does not vitiateitikaf, just as it does not invalidate fasting, for the Prophet …

Itikaf: Are all Mosques Proper?

Itikaf: Are all Mosques Proper?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Itikafis valid in any mosque in which the five prayers are held and which has a congregation. Dealing with the …

Can I Use My Cell Phone During Itikaf?

Can I Use My Cell Phone During Itikaf?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All thanks and praise are due to Allah and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- A person observingitikafis recommended to forget about the allurements of this world and never occupy himself with it. 2- Using the cell phone should be limited …

5 Things the Prophet Did in the Last Nights of Ramadan

5 Things Prophet Muhammad Did in the Last Nights of Ramadan

The last ten nights of Ramadan are very special. These are the nights that the Prophet Muhammad would spend in constant worship. Among these nights is the Night of Power – a night more blessed than a thousand months. Prophet Muhammad used to single these nights out for worship…

I’tikaf Through Woman’s Eyes

I’tikaf Through Woman’s Eyes

When the last 10 nights of Ramadan approach, Muslim men around the world prepare for I’tikaf – a time of seclusion, prayer and meditation in the masjid. It is a truly blessed time that any Muslim would be honored to participate in. Separation from worldly stresses and distractions to focus solely upon Allah; who could …



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