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.

Fulfilling itikaaf of a vow during Ramadhaan

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Q: Can a person fulfill an itikaaf of a vow/pledge during Ramadhaan?  A: If the vow of i’tikaaf was general for anytime, it cannot be fulfilled in the month of Ramadhaan.  And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. و يشترط وجود ذات الصوم لا الصوم بجهة الاعتكاف حتى إن من نذر باعتكاف رمضان صح نذره كذا في… read more »

Qadha of sunnah i’tikaaf

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Q: Please explain how will one need to make qadha of his sunnah itikaaf. A: One will observe one day of itikaaf from sunset of one day to the sunset of the next with the intention of qadhaa itikaaf. One will also have to fast for that day. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best…. read more »

Qadha for nafl itikaaf?

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Q: If I intend to make itikaf for last 3 days of Ramadan but before sitting for it I get my period do I have to make qaza? A: This i’tikaaf was not a sunnat i’tikaaf. Hence, you do not have to make qadha. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada… read more »

Sitting for i’tikaaf in a musalla

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Q: May the sunnah i’tikaaf in Ramadhan be held in a facility which accommodates and facilitates the 5 times salaah, including the jumuah salaahs. This is presently a musallah which caters for the residents in the area, over 300 Muslim homes. Consent dues have been granted already for the musallah to continue, alhamdulillah. The nearest… read more »

Charging phone in masjid

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If one is in jamaat /itikaaf is one permitted to charge ones phone using the masjid electricity because the donors do not intend this usage when donating. Answer If one is in i’ktikaaf or in jammat, he may use the masjid electricity to charge his phone. The use of masjid electricity to… read more »

Leaving i’tikaaf for aqeeqah

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I had a niyyat of sitting in itikaf for the last 10 days of Ramadan (Inshallah). However my wife and I are expecting child on 16th of Ramadan (Inshallah) and since the Aqeeqah of the child has to be performed on 7th day (to get the best ajar) which we do not want to miss… read more »

Proof for I’tikaaf for women in the house

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I saw videos in YouTube where speakers like Dr.Zaik Naik and others are of the opinion that women should do I’tikaf in Masjid. They quote the verse of surah baqra. Only hanafi Madhab allows women to have I’tikaf in home. Kindly clarify with detailed explanation. Answer In the Name of Allah, the… read more »