Blessings and blessings through I’tikaf – Writing No. 879 87
Walana Hafiz Fazlur Rahim Ashrafi:
It is narrated on the authority of Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said in favor of the one who observes I’tikaaf that he avoids sins and good deeds are bestowed on him. They do good deeds. ”(Reported by Ibn Majah). I’tikaaf literally means to stop and forbid.
Since a person restrains himself from certain things in I’tikaaf, it is called I’tikaaf.
I’tikaf takes place in the last ten days of Ramadan. That is, the evening of the twentieth fast begins at sunset and ends when the moon of Eid appears. This I’tikaaf is a Sunnah of Muqaddah Ali Al-Kifaya, that is, if even one person from a settlement or mahalla performs I’tikaaf, then it is the responsibility of all, and if no one from a settlement or mahalla observes I’tikaaf, then all the Muslims there will be sinners.
The method of i’tikaaf for a man is to enter the mosque before sunset on the evening of the twentieth fast and then leave the mosque when the Eid moon appears. During this time, eating, drinking, sleeping, waking up, reading and writing will all be done inside the mosque. However, he can go out of the mosque for necessary needs. If he goes out even for a moment without an excuse, itikaf will be broken. The method of i’tikaaf for a woman is that she stays in a room of her house or in a certain corner of a room and eats there.
Sleep there Can only go out of her place for necessary needs. It is not necessary to remain completely silent in the state of I’tikaaf. It is makrooh to be completely silent in the state of i’tikaaf and to consider silence as worship, but it is also makrooh to talk nonsense. It is only permissible to talk about religion.
Now it should be kept in mind that what should be done in the state of I’tikaaf, then it is appropriate for ordinary people to do whatever good deeds they can, such as reciting Nawafil, reciting the Qur’an al-Hakim, reciting Durood Sharif frequently. ۔
And read good books. And for those who are eligible for it, it is appropriate for them to recite at least one verse daily. And then read the commentary and translation of the same passage. When we study the hadiths of the Holy Prophet (PBUH), we come to know the great virtues of I’tikaaf, which creates the importance of I’tikaaf in our minds. I used to observe I’tikaaf until when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) took off the veil, the wives of the purified mothers of the believers continued to observe I’tikaaf.
On another occasion, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: A person who observes I’tikaaf for a single day for the pleasure of Allaah. So Allah sets up a wall between this person and Hell equal to three ditches which are more than the distance between the earth and the sky. In a very important hadith narrated by Bayhaqi, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Whoever observes I’tikaaf in the last ten days of Ramadaan, he will be rewarded with two Hajj and two Umrahs.
There are many things that a person does when he is out of the mosque, but he is rewarded, but in the state of i’tikaaf, he cannot do such things, for example, he cannot go to see anyone, he cannot go with any funeral, nor can he go with anyone. Can go for goodbye etc. It is narrated on the authority of Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Translation:May God Almighty grant us the ability to reap all the good deeds of the last ten days of Ramadan.