Muslims sit in Itikaf during the last Ashra of the month of Ramadan

2013-07-30 01:57:58 | Al Muslim News
Muslims sit in Itikaf during the last Ashra of the month of Ramadan


As the last Ashra of the Holy month of Ramadan starts, Muslims sit in the Itikaf in Masjid.The last Ashra of the Holy month starts and Muslims sit into the Itikaf for at least 9 or 10 days in to the Masjid around the Australia. Muslims leave there home and sit into the Masjid where they only pray, read Quran adn offer Namaz and also learn many thing about their religion. They starts Itikaf from the Asar Namaz and end on the last nigh of the Holy Month. The meaning of Itikaf is to seclude.Holy Ramadhan is the month of immense blessings. The concluding ashra (ten days) of Ramadhan reap maximum blessings than the preceding twenty days of it. It encompasses the Night of High Degree (Laylatul Qadr). Itikaf is a pious Islamic practice consisting of a period of retreat in a masjid with the niyyah of Itikaf for the sake of GOD, for a certain number of days in accordance with the Shariah. The purpose of such stay in the masjid is worship (ibadah) and to gain proximity to GOD. It is most common during the month of Ramadan, especially the last ten days. It has been designed in a way that a Muslim secludes himself from the entire world and retreats to a masjid in remembrance of GOD. It was practiced before advent of Islam. A person in Itikaf should not leave the Masjid for any worldly reasons until he completes his Itikaf. Albeit he is allowed to leave for eating, or to go to lavatory, or to take bath and the likes if these are not facilitated in the Masjid premises..

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