• Prayers & Duties >> Sawm (Fasting)

    Question ID: 152723Country: India

    Title: Ruling about itikaf

    Question: Can a person sitting in Aitikaf during Ramadan month take bath wherever he wants? Is it prohibited for a person sitting in Aitikaf to talk in other part of masjid (Masjid ka khariz hissa)?What rules/points should b kept in mind at the time of sitting in Aitikaf?

    Answer ID: 152723

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 1172/1103/SD=11/1438)

    During itikaf it is allowed only to go out of the Shariah mosque to have ghusl janabat. It is not lawful to go out of the mosque to get coolness or have ghusl for Jumuah, it shall nullify the itikaf. It is not lawful for the motakif to go out of the Shariah mosque. If he wants to have necessary talks then he should do it within the limit of the Shariah mosque as itikaf shall be nullified if he goes out of the mosque.

    (2) It is necessary to maintain many things during itikaf, for details read some related book for example: Adab-e-Itikaf, Itikaf Ke Fazail Wa Masail, Ahmak-e-Itikaf etc.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India