RAMADAN GIST – DAY 20: Approaching the best ten – Get packed for I’tikaf


By Amatul Qafaar


Aisha bint Abibakr, the prophet’s beloved wife said “when the last ten days of Ramadan began, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would stay up at night, wake his family and tie his lower garment tight”

Today is the 20th day and tomorrow marks the beginning of Ramadan’s best ten days/nights. We have shared tip to get ready for these blessed ten days/nights of Ramadan.

Maximize the blessings you are going to walk away with after Ramadan from these days and win a special gift of having-it-all access. Allocate your time for ibaadah (worshipping) and reap the tremendous results, in sha Allah.

We have talked about ways to get ready for getting the most out of these days and what better do we know then planning for hours or days of no distraction but being in a constant state of worship and spiritual altitudes. And in this article we will be looking at ways we can all get rewards of I’tikaf weather we segregate ourselves in mosques or we segregate ourselves for few hours with the intention of I’tikaaf.

What is I’tikaf and how can it be done?

I’tikaf refers to going into seclusion in the mosque for the sole purpose of worshipping Allah and attaching oneself and one’s heart to His worship, this leads to us getting closer to Allah and establishing a solid spiritual state for the one who is engaged in it.

I’tikaf for men should usually be at a masjid where daily congregation is held and for women it can in a masjid where congregation is not held but it should be in a masjid, it is not valid to stay at your own area of prayer in your house and that is not going to be called I’tikaf.

The duration of I’tikaf can be as long as the whole last ten days of Ramadan or few hours that you are staying in the masjid without doing anything else but worshipping Allah and that can suffice for you be in a state of worship.

While in a state of I’tikaf, all you are allowed to do is that you can tend to the basic necessities of survival and you can go back to your house if any of that is not available in the masjid you are in, i.e. going to the toilet or grabbing something to eat or drink.

The biggest ain of I’tikaf is seeking the night of power and voiding our attention from anything else.

We will cover ‘the night of power’ in our upcoming article and that is it for this article today.

Until next time, May we be all have our prayers and fasting accepted, Ameen.

Wa salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah


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