Al-I'tikaaf (?Retreat? for the purpose of worship)
Can I’tikaf Be Observed at Any Time?Can i’tikaf be done at any time or is it only to be done in Ramadan?
I’tikaf for Females: At Home or in the Mosque?Can a woman observe i’tikaf in her house?
Virtues of I’tikafWhat is the reward for i’tikaaf?
“There is no i’tikaaf except in the three mosque”I heard a hadeeth which says that i’tikaaf is only valid in al-Masjid al-Haraam (in Makkah), al-Masjid al-Nabawi (in Madeenah) and al-Masjid al-Aqsa (in Jerusalem). Is this hadeeth saheeh?.
Can You Leave the Mosque During I’tikaf?I would like to know how i’tikaf is to be done in the mosque during the last ten days of Ramadan, noting that I work and my work finishes at 2 p.m. Do I have to stay in the mosque all the time?
Itikaf in a Room inside the Mosque: Permissible?Is the doorkeeper’s room or the Zakah committee room inside the mosque considered suitable for i'tikaf? Please note that the doors of these rooms are inside the mosque.
When should a person who is observing i’tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadaan enter i’tikaaf and exit from it?I want to observe i’tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadaan. I would like to know when I should enter the mosque and when I should exit therefrom.
How Did Prophet Muhammad Perform I’tikaf?I would like to know the guidance of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) with regard to i’tikaf.
Conditions of I’tikaafWhat are the conditions of i'tikaf? Is fasting one of them? Is it permissible for the mu’takif (person in i’tikaf) to visit one who is sick, or to accept an invitation, or to attend to his family’s needs, or to attend a funeral, or to go to work?