Reviving Ramadan #19 – Explained I’tikaf Seclusion in the Mosque
Channel: Ali Hammuda
Series: Ali Hammuda - Reviving Ramadan
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I'm planning on doing it calf this year somebody may ask, so what do I need to know? First of all, the meaning of the word the it calf linguistically, the word Yachty calf refers to being engaged with something with persistence and not paying attention to anything else. It can also refer to fixing something to a place such that it remains tied to that space. Islamically speaking even though Tamia said at Cafe is to confine yourself to image it for the purpose of worshipping Allah Almighty inside it.
What are the goals of LT calf?
Number one to imitate the way of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for practice the it calf every Ramadan till the day he passed away. Number two to seek out Leila to cuddle The Night of Decree.
Number three to experience a close intimacy with Allah subhanho wa taala. Because the 80 Caf is a type of spiritual retreat which allows a person to experience isolation from the hustle and bustle of life and socializing with others in order to gain a different type of closeness with Allah. So that's number three, an intimacy or closeness with Allah and number four, to nurture the mind and body and soul into doing more acts of worship with greater quality, such as reciting and reflecting on the Quran remembering Allah praising him supplicating to him question, Can women participate in Attica? If yes, in principle, women are also encouraged to observe it calf as our mother it settled
the Allahu Anhu reports that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam performed at calf and some of his wives were also observing it as well.
Does it calf have to be performed within a masjid? Can it be within a community center? Can I do it at home?
If a person intends to perform erotica, it has to be within an actual Masjid because Allah Almighty said while there are two baths you will know where to microphone and massage it do not have sexual intercourse with your spouses while you are in retreat in the mosques in the mosques. So the instruction that prohibits intercourse was made with a specific mentioning of mosques masajid indicating the mosques are the only place for one can observe that he kept now mother Aisha Radi Allahu Anhu relates that whilst the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was observing decaf he would lean over and peer into my apartment, which was of course, adjacent to the mosque, so I could comb
his blessed hair. That consensus has been reported on this point by interrupted bar Cadabra occurred to me and others question when does it calf and Ramadan start?
It should start before the sun sets on the 20th day of Ramadan, because the night precedes the day in the Islamic calendar. So the first night in decaf would be the 21st night, the first odd night of the last 10 nights of Ramadan, and it should be ended after the sun has set on the last day of Ramadan such that the next day will be considered the first of Chawan question, what actions should be avoided during at Caf? Number one, leaving the mosque without a valid excuse or not in the case of an emergency Laura or not to perform a good deed that is either required or even encouraged. Otherwise, this would nullify the attic calf. According to all of the four Imams, a person may
appear out of the mosque window or door without affecting the validity of their eddakath because some of the body is still inside of the mosque.
Also, the scholars are in agreement that a person may leave the mosque to fulfill a need, be it a religious need or a worldly act such as making wood or using an outside toilet.
having intercourse however, with one spouse that causes ejaculation would invalidate the it calf. In fact, the person observing it calf is not even allowed to kiss or be intimate with his spouse. Experiencing our dream however, would not invalidate the calf. According to all four Imams. Such a person would just need to carry out a hustle and continue observing the arty gaff can I perform at car for less than 10 Nights? Well, whilst it's better to perform at decaf for all of the last 10 nights of Ramadan in order to follow the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam who used to spend the last 10 nights of Ramadan ner decaf and he did that consistently until he passed away.
In the case of a person who cannot spend all of the last 10 days in a decaf, and may limit himself herself to some of the days or nights. There is a cello nothing wrong with that.
And it's narrated inside Makati, on the authority of Omar that he vowed to spend one night in Africa in our message of haram and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told him to fulfill his vow which indicates that it is valid
In sha Allah to observe your calf for even one night Allahu Allah Allah knows best