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Keep Good Company In The Last Ten Nights Of Ramadan, by Imam Khalid Latif

*Originally Published on 25/06/2016 In these last nights of Ramadan, gatherings unlike any other time of the year are taking place. We should make sure we are a part of them, writes Imam Khalif Latif. Gatherings are taking place in which no individual is turned away. The rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, young […]

A Ramadan Reader: A Comprehensive Answers Guide to Getting the Most Out of Ramadan

  Preparing for Ramadan The Complete Guide to Fasting Imam Tahir’s 5 Simple Steps to Prepare for Ramadan Preparing For Ramadan Advice from Habib Umar bin Hafiz Ramadan Detox‬‏ for a Healthy Ramadan 40 Hadiths on Ramadan Tarawih Can I Pray 8 Rakats for Tarawih? Should We Stop Praying Tarawih Once the Qur’an is Completed? […]

What Should We Do During a Spiritual Retreat in the Mosque?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum What should we do during a spiritual retreat (i‘tikaf) in the mosque? Is there a minimal period of time for its validity? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The minimum period of time for a recommended (mustahab) spiritual retreat (i‘tikaf) in the mosque is merely a moment. […]

On the Etiquette of Seclusion: A Comprehensive SeekersHub Reader

The etiquette of seclusion form the 16th chapter of Imam Al-Ghazali’s seminal work, the Ihya, which is widely regarded as the greatest work on Islamic spirituality in the world. Islamic Time Management – Imam Ghazali on Careful Use of Time Seclusion and Contemplation – SeekersHub Podcast Fiqh of Adhan and Iqama when Praying Alone Can […]

I’tikaf: When The Aching Bones of Your Wives May Testify Against You

[cwa id=’cta’] I’tikaf is intended to be a blessed time for those who have the opportunity to engage in it so why is it causing so much marital discord between couples who Jazmin Begum-Kennedy is counselling? Iʿtikāf (Arabic: اعتكاف‎‎, also i’tikaaf or e’tikaaf) is an Islamic practice consisting of a period of staying in a mosque for a […]

What is the Start Time of the Ten Day Spiritual Reatreat(I’tikaf)?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalaamu alaikum. Could you please clarify the start time of I’tikaf for the last ten days of Ramadan. Does it start from the Maghrib of the 20th fast, Fajr of 21st fast or Maghrib of 21st fast? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you […]

Can I`tikaf Be Performed in Other Than a Mosque?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: In our city, there aren’t any “formal” mosques. We have several rented prayer spaces (musalla). Is the spiritual retreat (i`tikaf) valid there? What can we do to attain the reward of the sunna of i`tikaf? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in the […]

Can One Perform I`tikaf for a Portion of the Last 10 Days of Ramadan?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalam alaikum warahmatullah wa’barakatahu. My sister intends to sit for it’ikaaf. But due to some family matters she can’t sit in the last 3 days of Ramadan. She can only sit the first 3 days of the last 10 days of Ramadan. Is that permissible according to the hanafi […]

The Three Types of Spiritual Retreat (i`tikaf)

Answered by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Question: I wanted to know  if one can make an intention to perform i’tikaf for less than ten days during the last ten days of Ramadan? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahimi Assalamu alaykum. The Three Types of I’tikaf There are three types of spiritual retreats (I’tikaf) that a person may […]

The Spiritual Retreat (i`tikaf)

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Could you please give some details regarding the rulings of i`tikaf? Answer: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful The Fiqh of I`tikaf (spiritual retreat) Based on Shurunbulali’s Imdad al-Fattah, and other Hanafi texts In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. May His abundant blessing […]