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What are the rules of Itikaf in Ramadan

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What are the rules of Itikaf in Ramadan

Itikaf is the act of meditating for a while, separated from the world. Many people spend the last 10 days of Ramadan staying in the mosque and performing Itikaaf. Muslims during Ramadan do their best to be closer to Allah, ask his forgiveness, and stay away from distractions that divert them from the worship for Allah’s sake.

What is Itikaf

Staying in the mosque for the purpose of obeying Allah in a special situation is called Itikaf. The muslim separates himself from everything else in the world for the worship of Allah at the time of performing Itikaf. Basically, the closeness to Allah can be achieved in Itikaf.

The Quran says, ‘And remember when We made the house (the Kaaba) a place of meeting and refuge for people. (And I said) Accept the place as a place of prayer where Ibrahim stood for praying. And when I commanded Ibrahim and Ishmael that you keep my House holy, for those who circumambulate it, sit here and perform Itikaf, and bow and prostrate here.’ (Surah Baqarah, verse: 125).

Itikaf is of three types. 1. Sunnah: Itikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan. 2. Nafal: To perform Itikaaf at any time. 3. Wajib: Itikaaf of Manat.

Itikaf in the last 10 days of Ramadan

The last 10 days of Ramadan itikaaf is Sunnah Muakkadah Kifaya. If a person performs itikaf, it will be performed by the whole community. And if no one does itikaaf, everyone will be a sinner.

The importance of this last ten days of Itikaf is immense. The Prophet (PBUH) performed Itikaf, so did the Companions, Hazrat Ayesha (RA) said, ‘The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) performed Itikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan until his death, then his wives also performed Itikaf’ (Bukhari, Hadith: 1,868; Muslim). , Hadith: 2,006)

Hazrat Ayesha (RA) narrated that Rasulullah (SAW) said, ‘When the last 10 nights of Ramadan came, the Prophet (SAW) used to prepare more prayers and stay up all night. And he used to wake up his family.’ (Bukhari, Hadith: 1,053).

Rasulullah (s.a.w.) said, ‘I performed Itikaf for the first 10 days in search of the night of Qadr. After that, I performed itikaf for the intervening 10 days. Then through Ahi I was informed that it is in the last 10 days. So whoever of you likes Itikaaf, let him perform Itikaf. Then people join him in Itikaf. (Muslim, Hadith: 1,994)

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