Stepping out of the Masjid by Mistake in I’tikaaf

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Q: If a person mistakenly steps out of the masjid, what is the condition of his i’tikaaf?

A: His i’tikaaf will break.

( فلو خرج ) ولو ناسيا ( ساعة ) زمانية لا رملية كما مر ( بلا عذر فسد ) (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 2/447, الفتاوى الهندية 1/212)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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