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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 […]