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What is Itikaf in Ramadan Shia?

What is Itikaf in Ramadan Shia?

What Is Itikaf? Itikaf is considered to be a type of spiritual retreat. During the last 10 days of Ramadan, many Muslims spend their days and nights at the mosque (masjid) in order to ensure that they are there for whichever night Laylat al-Qadr occurs. This is called itikaf.

What does the Quran say about Itikaf?

In the Holy Quran, Allah Almighty says (interpretation of the meaning): “And We commanded Ibrahim and Ismaeel (Peace be upon Them) that they should purify My House (the Kabah at Makkah) for those who are circumambulating it, or staying (Itikaf), or bowing or prostrating themselves (there, in prayer)” [al-Baqarah:125].

How many days do Shia fast?

Wanting his followers to show the same gratitude to Allah, Prophet Muhammad decided to observe a two-day fast, one on the day of Ashura and the day prior that is the 9th and 10th days of Muharram.

What is the procedure of Itikaf?

The intention to perform i’tikaf is simple as you merely need to mention your wishes. For sunnah itikaf you can say: “I am performing ten days sunnah itikaaf to please You, O Allah. Therefore accept my i’tikaf and pardon all my sins.”

Did the Prophet do Itikaf?

The Prophet used to perform Itikaf every year in the month of Ramadan for ten days, and when it was the year of his death, he stayed in Itikaf for twenty days.

What do Shias celebrate?

For Shia Muslims, Ashura is a solemn day of mourning the martyrdom of Hussein in 680 AD at Karbala in modern-day Iraq. It is marked with mourning rituals and passion plays re-enacting the martyrdom. Shia men and women dressed in black also parade through the streets slapping their chests and chanting.

Can you talk in Itikaf?

There are records of the Prophet doing that during Itikaf as well as his companions. There is nothing wrong with groups of people doing Itikaf in the mosque, what is not permissible is chatting away time and involving in worldly affairs in the masjid in the name of Itikaf.

What is Itikaf in Islam?

I’tikaf in the Holy Shrine of Imam al-Rida (a), Rajab 15, 1434 (May 25, 2013). Iʿtikāf (Arabic: الاعتكاف) is a recommended worship in Islam that consists of at least three days of fasting in a masjid.

What is Shias religion called?

Shi‘a Islam, also known as Shi‘ite Islam or Shi‘ism, is the second largest branch of Islam after Sunni Islam. Shias adhere to the teachings of Muhammad and the religious guidance of his family (who are referred to as the Ahl al-Bayt ) or his descendants known as Shia Imams .

What is Iʿtikāf?

I’tikaf at the University of Tehran in Iran, April 2016. Iʿtikāf ( Arabic: اعتكاف ‎, also i’tikaaf or e’tikaaf) is an Islamic practice consisting of a period of staying in a mosque for a certain number of days, devoting oneself to ibadah during these days and staying away from worldly affairs.

What is the duration of i’tikaf?

According to Shi’a jurisprudence, the duration of i’tikaf must not be less than three days (from the dawn of the first day to the sunset of the third day). If the i’tikaf is recommended (the performer did not make it compulsory by making a vow or oath) Mu’tkif may quit it before the sunset of the second day.