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Nafl i’tikaaf in musalla

Fatwaa ID: 2185

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

  1. Mufti Sahib what is the ruling of performing Nafl i’tikaaf in a musalla in which 5 times Salah take place? It’s not a shar’i Masjid, it is the only place which the people have in the locality to perform Salah in

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

In principle, it is necessary for a place to be a Shar’ee masjid for i’tikaaf to be valid. I’tikaaf in a musalla is not valid. However, if that is the only place for salaah in that locality and people devote and dedicate time for ‘ibaadah there, it is hoped that they will be rewarded for that. The people however should actively work towards a Shar’ee Masjid.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

08/21/1445 AH – 03/02/2024 CE | 895

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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