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Holy month of Ramadan, Day 17

Holy month of Ramadan, Day 17 - Coming Soon in UAE
29 April 2021
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One of the traditions that the Muslims follow during Ramadan is the observance of Itikaf. Commonly believers practice Itikaf during the last 10 days of Ramadan.

Dedicated Muslims spend a few days (the amount of time for Itikaf depends on the intentions of the believer, it can be all ten days or one day, or even less time) of the last third of Ramadan in a mosque, being there all day. They spend time praying and reading the Qur’an. Observance of Itikaf implies a reward. According to the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH): “He who observes the ten days Itikaf during Ramadan will obtain the reward of two Hajj and two Umrah.”


Usually, Itikaf lasts for three days or more, there are many rules that must be followed at this time, including not interfering with others, not leaving the mosque without an important reason, etc. A believer can at this time be in any position comfortable for him and even sleep, perform actions necessary for vital activity, including taking food and drink. The main actions performed should be contemplation, reading the Quran, supplications and the like.

The attention of one who observes Itikaf is focused on the worship of God and is disconnected from all other thoughts and concerns. The intention to isolate oneself and surrender to thoughts of the divine is the main thing in this religious practice, it can be in a mosque or even in one’s own home when it comes to women. The goal of the practice is spiritual development and purification, the renewal of spirituality and the establishment of ties with God.


O Allah, on this day, guide me towards righteous actions, fulfill my needs and hopes, O One who does not need explanations nor questions, O One who knows what is in the chests of the (people of the) world. Bless Muhammad and his family, the Pure.


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