Fatwa: # 22766
Category: I'itikaf
Country: Germany
Date: 3rd July 2015


Is a woman allowed to do Itikaaf at home?


I was wondering if a woman is allowed to do Itikaaf at home.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The Fuqaha (Jurists) have mentioned that a woman should perform I’tikaaf in the Masjid of her home; this refers to a place which has been designated for Salaah within the confines of the home.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best                                       

Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

  1  و للمرأة الاعتكاف في مسجد بيتها و هو محل عينته للصلوة ( نور الايضاح، ص 205، علمي ببليشرز)

قال ابو جعفر: و لا تعتكف المرأة الا في مسجد بيتها (شرح مختصر الطحاوي، ج 2، ص 472، البشائر و السراج)

المرأة تعتكف في مسجد بيتها اذا اعتكف في مسجد بيتها فتلمك البقعت في حقها كالمسجد الجماعة في حق الرجل لا تخرج منه الا لحاجة الناس ( الفتاوي الهندية، ج 1، ص 211)

و المراة تعتكف في مسجد بيتها (فتاوي العالمكيرية، ج 1، ص 211)

أو لبث امرأة في مسجد بيتها (الدر المختار، ج 2ن ص 441)

و للمرأة الاعتكاف في مسجد بيتها و هو محل عينته المرأة للصلوة فيه ( حاشية الطحطاوي، ص 699، قديمي)


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