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Can one use outside facilities during Itikaf?

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Dear Mufti Saheb, Assalamu alaikum, I would like to seek advise regarding the following questions on Itikaf in the Hatam Sharif at Mecca during Ramzan 1] As no toilet and wudhu facilities are available within the mosque complex at Mecca is it permissible for one who is observing Itikaf during the last 10 days of Ramzan to use the facilities created in the underground outside th masque in front of Bab Abdul Aziz. 2] As no food is permitted to be brought into the Masque is it permissible to go to the nearest food outlet and get the food for oneself for Sehri and Iftiyari especcially when one one else is there to fetch the food and can the food be eated just outside at the entrance to the Haram as one is prevented by the authorities to take the food inside the mosque. 2] Is it permissible to take a bath and or change clothes while in Itikaf. Jazakallh khair, Mohammed. India


(Fatwa: 1502/1176/B=1431)

(1) Yes, one can use it.
(2) Yes, one can eat food and sehri in the area of Haram or any nearby shop.
(3) It is not permissible to take bath unnecessarily. However, if you go for urination and stool then it is allowed if you take bath within a short time. However, you can change your dresses whenever you wish.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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