The Office of the Supreme Leader

I‘tikāf in a masjid other than the four ones

Q: Is doing i‘tikāf in a masjid other than the four masjids allowed? What would the intention be, then?

A: Retreating for i‘tikāf in a masjid other than the four masjids (i.e. Masjid ul-Ḥarām, Masjid un-Nabi, Masjid Kūfah, Masjid Basrah) in the hope of being desired by shar` is not objected.

 

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