Changing one’s clothes during I’tikaaf

Q: I understand that one is allowed to change his clothes during Itikaf. In the Haram Shareef at Makkah and Madinah since there is no privacy, is it ok if one changes his clothes in the toilet when one goes to attend nature’s call? Of course care is taken that one does not leave the Haram only for changing the clothes but does it when it is unavoidable to leave to fulfil the need to go to the toilet to relieve oneself.


A: It is permissible.

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

لو خرج لها ثم ذهب لعيادة مريض أو صلاة جنازة من غير أن يكون خرج لذلك قصدا فإنه جائز كما في البحر عن البدائع. (رد المحتار 2/445)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)