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Taking a shower while in i’tikaaf

Q:

1. If a person in i’tikaaf leaves the masjid to go to the toilet, and at the same time has a shower, will his i’tikaaf break?

2. What if he has a long shower, will this matter?

3. If he goes to the shop to buy something after going to the toilet, would this break his i’tikaaf?

Bismillaah

A:

1. No.

2. Why make it matter, have a short shower.

3. Yes.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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