Types of I`tikaaf (Hadith No. 1743)
Volume 3, Book 33, Number 248:
Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu):
Umar (radiallaahu `anhu) asked the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) “I vowed in the Pre-lslamic period of ignorance to stay in Itikaf for one night in Al-Masjid al-Haram.” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said to him, “Fulfill your vow.”
There are three main types of I`tikaaf:
- WAJIB: To vow or pledge to make I’tikaaf (on a fixed day) for the sake of Allah upon the fulfilment of some wish or desire.
- SUNNAT-MUAKKADAH: To reside the last ten nights and days of Ramadhan in the Masjid is Sunnat-Muakkadah, i.e. If a person from the community fulfills the obligation of I’tikaaf, the entire community will be absolved of this sacred duty. Otherwise all the residents will be sinful of neglecting this Sunnah.
- MUSTAHAB OR NAFL: This I’tikaaf can be for any amount of time, even for a few minutes.
Posted on September 21, 2013, in iLook and tagged bukhari, hadith no 1743, itikaf, masjid, ramadan, remembrance, retreat, sunnah, types, vow, wajib. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.
Clarification: if I stay in the masjid for an hour or two for a class or a lecture, I can get the reward for nafl i’tikaf if I make the right intention?
Yes inshaAllah. :)
Yes.. U will get iA.
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