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Friday, 3 September 2010

Read Quran : Surah Kahfi Online on Friday















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Hadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):
"Whoever recites Surah Al-Kahf on the day of Jumuah (Friday) he will be given a light between the two jumuahs (i.e. that one and the next one)."
[Al-Haakim]



It is recommended to recite Surat al-Kahf completely the night before Friday, and it is also recommended to do so Friday itself, before Maghrib time.


more on Virtues of Reciting Surah Al Kahf on Friday here



The Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah al Kahf in the same manner in which it was revealed, it will serve for him as a light on the Day of Judgement, from his domicile to Makkah. And whoever recited the last ten verses, and it happens that the Dajjal should appear after that, Dajjal will not be empowered over him’.
[Hakim 1/564 & Dhahabi]

Abu’d-Darda’ reported that the Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) said, “Anyone who memorises ten ayats from the beginning of Surat al-Kahf (18) will be protected from the Dajjal.”
[Muslim, Riyad as-Salihin by Imam an-Nawawi 183 #1012]
One variant has, “from the end of Surat al-Kahf.”

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Doa Khatam Al Qur’an bagi yang berjaya Khatam Reading Al Quran

Doa Khatam Al Qur’an



pabila hujung Ramadham bagi yang berjaya Khatam Reading Al Quran


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Doa Khatam Al Qur’an

Ini adalah doa khatam al Qur’an. Ada beberapa versi doa untuk khatam al Qur’an. Ini adalah salah satunya, yang biasanya terlampir pada mushaf al Qur’an edisi besar.

Berikut teks arabnya. Kebetulan saya dapatkan dari sini.

Doa khatam al Qur'an

Doa khatam al Qur'an

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Terjemah Doa Khatam Quran (diambil dari sini)

Maha benar Allah yang Maha Agung, dan RosulNya Nabi yang mulia dan kami bersaksi atas kebenaran hal tersebut. Ya Rabb kami, terimalah amalan kami, karena sesunggguhnya Engkau maha mendengar dan maha mengetahui.

Ya Allah anugerahkanlah kpd kami kenikmatan/kemanisan bagi tiap2 hurup dari Al Qur’an, dan balasan bagi tiap2 juz dari Al Qur’an. Ya Allah jadikanlah hurup alif sebagai kelembutan, hurup ba barokah, ta taubah, tsa pahala, jim kecantikan, ha hikmah, kha kebaikan, dal dalil/petunjuk, dza kecerdasan, ra rahmah, za kesucian, sin kebahagiaan, syin syifaa/obat, shad kebenaran, dho cahaya, tho ketenangan (?), dzo keluasan, `ain ilmu, gho kekayaan, fa kemenangan, qo kedekatan, qaf kemuliaan, lam kelembutan, mim nasehat, nun cahaya, wa wushlah/sarana (?), ha petunjuk, ya keyakinan.

Yaa Allah berikanlah kami manfaat dengan Al Qur’an yang agung dan tinggikanlah derajat kami dengan ayat2nya dan terimalah bacaan kami dan maafkanlah segala kesalahan, kelupaan, perubahan kalimat dari tempatnya, mengawalkan atau mengkahirkan, penambahan atau pengurangan, penafsiran yang tidak sesuai denga apa yang Engkau turunkan, keraguan atau sahwun (?), sui ilhanin(?), dan terburu2 ketika tilawah, kemalasan atau kesesatan lidah, waqof (berhenti) bukan pada tempatnya, mengidghomkan (mendengungkan bacaan) yang bukan idghom, mengidzharkan (bacaan tanpa dengung) yang bukan idzhar, madd (memanjangkan bacaan), mentasydid, hamzah, atau sukun, i’rab yang bukan pada tempatnya, atau kurangnya rasa cinta dan senang terhadap ayat2 yang memeberii berita gembira, dan kurangnya rasa takut ketika membaca ayat2 ancaman, maka ampunilah kami ya Allah, dan jadikanlah kami sebagai oarang yang syahid.

Ya Allah terangilah hati kami dengan Al Qur’an, dan hiasilah akhlak kami dengan Al Qur’an, jauhkanlah kami dari api neraka dengan Al Qur’an, masukkanlah kami ke surgamu dengan Al Qur’an. Jadikanlah Al Qur’an sebagai teman di dunia, di dalam kubur sebagai penerang/teman , cahaya di atas titian (shirath), dan teman di dalam surga, dan penghalang dan hijab dari api neraka, sebagai petunjuk untuk segala kebaikan dan tetapkanlah kami dlm kesempurnaan , anugrahkan kepada kami kemudahan dlm mengamalkan Al Qur’an dgn hati dan lisan, senantiasa cinta kpd kebaikan, kebahagiaan, kegembiraan atau keindahan iman. Dan sholawat dan salam yg senantiasa tercurah kpd junjungan Nabi Besar Muhammad SAW dan para sahabat atas kebaikan akhlaq dan kelembutan budi pekertinya di atas cahaya arsy.

Amien yaa Rabbal ‘Alamien.

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Doa Setelah Membaca Al Qur’an

Doa Setelah Membaca Al Qur\'an

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Ya Allah rahmatilah kami dengan al Qur’an. Jadikan ia imam kami, cahaya, petunjuk dan rahmat bagi kami. Ya Allah ingatkanlah kami apa yang kami lupa dan ajarkan bagi kami apa yang kami jahil. Karuniakanlah kepada kami untuk dapat membacanya sepanjang malamnya dan sepanjang siangnya. Jadikanlah ia perisai kami. Wahai Tuhan sekalian alam.

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an outline for reading the Quran in a year???


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Question

Is there an outline for reading the Quran in a year. I know that the Quran is divided into 30 juz for Ramadan, but I haven't been able to make it all the way through during Ramadan, since the New Year is beginning I would like to try and read it through but at slower pace to understand more of the meaning.


Answer
Asalamu aleykum

It is a sunnah to read the entire Holy Qur'an in Ramadan, but, in fact, a person should be in the process of reading through the Qur'an all the time. As soon as s/he completes the Qur'an, s/he should read the Fatihah and the first section or two of Surah Al-Baqarah, so that s/he is still in the process of reading the Qur'an.

It is very difficult for those of us whose Arabic is weak to read the entire Qur'an in Ramadan. What we should do is to establish a daily routine of reeding.

If you do not understand Arabic well, pause as you read the Qur'an to read a translation and tafsir. I myself stop at the end of each section to do this, and it greatly enhances my understanding and pleasure in reading.

I have not been able to find a set program for reading the Qur'an in a year, but you could easily design one of your own.

First, estimate the number of days in the year that you will not be able to read the Holy Qur'an as an act of worship because of your menses. Subtract this number of days from 365. Now you have the number of days you will be able to read, insha'Allah.

Divide the number of pages in your Qur'an by the number of days you can pray. This will give you the number of pages you need to read each day to complete the Qur'an in a year.

For example, I have an edition of the Qur'an which has tafsir on every page. There are 2031 pages in this edition. I may be able to pray 254 days a year. 2031 / 254 = about 8. If I read eight pages on each of these days, insha'Allah, I will be able to complete the Qur'an in a year.

Notice that the longer surahs are divided into sections. This makes another approach possible. Many people aim to read a set number of sections per day.

When reading the Holy Qur'an, it is much better to aim for comprehension than for speed. There certainly is some reward for just reading it without understanding it (which many people do) but the reward is much greater, and the experience much more satisfying, if one reads, everyday, a few pages, and then tries to apply that what s/he has read to his/her life.

May Allah bless, forgive, and guide us all.

Hayat Anne Collins Osman

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A Beautiful Poem about Paradise

A Beautiful Poem about Paradise



Our stay here is not for long


O Muslims - Our stay here is not for long {POEM & NASHEED}


O my brothers & sisters
Please do not despair
Our stay here is not for long
So keep holding on
Tredding the path to Jannah (Paradise)
Is not easy
But once we take our last breath
There is no going back
So keep the akhirah (hereafter) in your heart
Do not let the duniya (worldly life) creep in and take you off the straight path
Never forget you were created to worship The One (Allah, The One God for the whole of Mankind)
Not too long left and we will also be gone
Strive hard O Muslims doing the good deeds
In accordance to the Quran and Sunnah (way of the Prophet Muhammad SAW), and never stop,
You will wish on That Day (The day of Judgement) to go back and do more,
So spend your time wisely, and never give in,
Jannah (Paradise) awaits those
who patiently persevered.
I pray we all make it there together,
Spending an eternity in happiness and bliss forever.

Ameen.

Nasheed by: Labbayk Group www.rhymesofpraise.com


Read Quran in Ramadhan and perform more sunat Pray er




I just want to share this beautiful poem byFatma Muslima I found on the web. It is thought provoking and should be a good reflection for us.


“Pray”

I knelt to pray but not for long,
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.

So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
And jumped up off my knees.
My Muslim duty was now done
My soul could rest at ease.

All day long I had no time
To spread a word of cheer.
No time to speak of Allah to friends,
They’d laugh at me I’d fear.

No time, no time, too much to do,
That was my constant cry,
No time to give to souls in need
But at last the time, the time to die.

I went before the Lord,
I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in his hands God held a book;
It was the book of life.

God looked into his book and said
Your name I cannot find.
I once was going to write it down…
But never found the time.

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Alhamdulillah, all praise be to Allah. In the coming couple of weeks we will be entering the blessed month of Ramadan 1431 AH. Marhaban yaa Shahru Mubarak, welcome ramadan!

We have created 6, new ramadan greeting cards. As usual, they are already uploaded in the Islamic Greeting Card section of the main website of Alhabib. Four of them are with the theme of: “Fasting, not only refraining from drinking” while the other two are: “Ramadan Mubarak“.

This series of ramadan cards is to remind us the essence of fasting that it is more than just refraining from eating, drinking, and sexual intercourse during the day. There more virtues of fasting. Some of these virtues or good deeds that one should do during the ramadan are represented in the greeting cards. They are as follows:

  • Purify your soul.
  • Spread kindness.
  • Offer more prayers.
  • Give charity.
  • Read Al Quran.
  • Make more Dhikr.

I hope that we can reaps all the benefits and virtues of the blessed month ramadan.

Get and share the Ramadan Cards here!

why read Quran if I don;t understand Arabic?

why read Quran if I don;t understand Arabic?


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It was a printout of an article from the internet with the above title about the virtue or hikmah of reading the holy Qur’an. A beautiful story worth sharing!

Here it is:

An old American Muslim lived on a farm in the mountains of eastern Kentucky with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Quran. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.

One day the grandson asked, “Grandpa! I try to read the Quran just like you but I don’t understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Qur’an do?

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, “Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water. The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, “You’ll have to move a little faster next time,” and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead.
The old man said, “I don’t want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You’re just aganot trying hard enough,” and he went out the door to watch the boy try in.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house. The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, “See Grandpa, it’s useless!”
“So you think it is useless?” The old man said, “Look at the basket.”

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out. Son, that’s what happens when you read the Qur’an. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Allah in our lives.”

what do i prepare for Laylatul Qadr?


what do i prepare for Laylatul Qadr?


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Preparing for Laylatul Qadr! Is there a need to prepare for Laylatul Qadr?



In order to answer this, let us define what the word 'PREPARE' means? Simply, put it means to make ready or fit, to bring into a suitable state, to make one ready for, e.g. when we want to prepare a meal, or go out for an event, we must have a GOAL in mind.

As in what is my end result, the final dish or my final destination where I wish to end up. And as per the subject under discussion i.e. "Preparing for Laylatul Qadr" our GOAL is to take full benefit/make full use of the BOUNTIES and RAHMA that Allah (SWT) bestows opens us in this night of LAYLATUL QADR.

It is important that we first understand the significance of LAYLATUL QADR in order that we know what sort of 'ingredients' are required for our preparation to reach the Ultimate Goal which is earning the pleasure of Allah (SWT).

Preparing for Laylatul QadrWhat is Laylatul Qadr or Night of Power therefore?

You are all aware of its importance so I will just briefly re-run through it. In surah Al-Qadr Allah (SWT) clearly states:

"Surely We revealed it (the Holy Quran) on the grand night. And what will make you comprehend what the grand night. The grand night is better than a thousand months. The angels and Gabriel descend in it by the permission of their Lord for every affair, Peace! It is till the break of the morning." Holy Quran (97:1-5)

Allah (SWT) is inviting all the believers for a Divine feast; the invitation which has been brought by the messengers. Allah (SWT) is the host, his most favorite angels are the servants and the believers are the guests. The table is spread with Divine blessings containing all sorts of rewards and favors. Though the eyes cannot see them nor the ears hear them not the human hearts imagine them, yet the bounties are all kept in readiness to be awarded to the guests in accordance to her actions.

Laylatul Qadr is a blessed night because the Almighty brings down during it goodness, bliss, and forgiveness for His servants. It is a feast which has come with a message that shows one the way to achieve happiness in both the worlds. Laylatul Qadr is a feast for the spirit, a feast of worship and prayers.

Ahadith indicate that the fate of every believer for the coming year is decreed on this night. When our Prophet Mohammad (saw) was asked how man could enjoy the favors and good grace of proximity to, and mercy of, Allah (SWT) he quoted Prophet Moosa / Musa / Moses (peace be upon him) supplication:

    "Oh My God, I seek proximity to You; He (Allah) said: Proximity to Me is for him who stays awake on Laylatul Qadr.
    Oh My God, I am in need of Your Mercy; He (Allah) said: My Mercy is for him who shows mercy to the poor on Laylatul Qadr.
    Oh My God, I am in need of the passport to cross the bridge; He (Allah) said: that is for him who give alms on Laylatul Qadr.
    Oh My God, I am in need of the trees in Paradise and their fruits; He (Allah) said: that is for him who seeks forgiveness on Laylatul Qadr.
    Oh My God, I seek deliverance from fire; He (Allah) said: that is for him who remembers Allah on Laylatul Qadr.
    Oh My God, I seek Your good pleasure; He (Allah) said: that is for him who says a two Rakat prayer on Laylatul Qadr."

On another occasion Prophet Moosa / Musa / Moses (peace be upon him) said: "Oh My God, are You far away that I shout at You, or are You near that I whisper to You?" He (Allah) said: "O Musa, I am sitting together with you!"

What do we therefore have to remind ourselves about Laylatul Qadr?

We have to remind ourselves about Laylatul Qadr that it is:

  • A unique once in a year opportunity to do a life times worth of activity.
  • A once in a year occasion for influencing our future destiny - "QADR" - Taqdeer.
  • Full of long lasting blessings.
  • The night of unsurpassed grandeur when the absolute Grand God revealed the Grand Quran through the Grand Wahy - Jibreel into the heart of the Grand Prophet Mohammad (saw).

The Ma'sumeen have explained to us that God in his infinite wisdom had planned the system of the universe in such a way that every persons destiny will be determined on a yearly basis in the angelic spheres through the agency of the Imam of the age. Who is the leader and focus of the whole spiritual world this gives MANKIND a unique opportunity to influence his own future (gains, loss, health, sickness, richness, poverty, etc by performing certain acts, e.g. Dua, Salat, Sadaqah, Jihad, acquiring knowledge, Holy Quran recitation etc.

  • The night when the whole multitude of angels and the Great Spirit (Ruh) descend on earth, greeting and praying for the believers and conveying messages to the Imam of age.

Is there a need to prepare for Laylatul QadrDo we than still need to PREPARE OURSELVES FOR LAYLATUL QADR after knowing its significance?

Yes, Let us imagine for a moment that we are invited for a special feast by the president of our country, who also tells us in advance that he is going to reward us with magnificent gifts as per the way we present and behave ourselves during the feast - What would we do?

After the initial euphoria, we would leave no stone unturned to present themselves in the best possible manner. Preparations of what to wear, how to get there, what will I speak with the president, If I have to go through his secretary what will I say to him, what sort of gifts will I take with me, what sort of conversation I have with him, all this and more will be thought about, rehearsed and re-rehearsed. Correct me if I am wrong!

All this 'tension' in honor of an invitation from the President of a country. Laylatul Qadr is an invitation form the President of all Presidents, The Supreme One. Do we need to make preparations for this night?

Undoubtedly, we must start our preparations way ahead of time, after all going by human fitra, there is more than profit that can be got from this feast of Laylatul Qadr unless out of sheer carelessness we end up amongst those negligent and idle ones, who do not achieve anything except tiredness, loss and eternal doom, who will gain nothing except regret and cry out aloud on the day of Reckoning:

"Ah! Woe upon me! In that I neglected (my duty) towards Allah (SWT)"

What sorts of Pre-preparations are needed before the advent of this grand Laylatul Qadr?

Jibreel was asked; "What has the Almighty Allah done on this night with the wishes of the believers among the nation of Prophet Mohammad (saw)?" He answered, "The Almighty Allah has looked upon them on this night and forgiven them, all of them, except the following: "One who is addicted to drinking, One who severs his ties with his kin, and One who is a trouble-maker."

We have been advised to beseech Allah (SWT) during the whole year before the arrival of the Night of Power or Laylatul Qadr, to keep us alive for this night:

  • To bestow upon us the Tawfiq to remain vigilant during this night and pray for blessings and forgiveness.
  • To bless us that we are able to do the best of deeds on this night.
  • To comprehend fully the importance of this night which is superior to one thousand months.
  • To pray that we can become one of the favorites of Allah (SWT) and be blessed with His love, learning, nearness, union, pleasure, together with health, happiness, and welfare.
  • To yearn and act so that Allah (SWT) be so pleased with us in such a manner, that after this night He would never be displeased us again.
  • To pray that our Aimma especially the Imam-ul-Asr (as) be pleased with us intercede on our behalf.

How to prepare oneself for The Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr)?

(I) Preparing Mentally

  • Strive to keep Allah (SWT) at the fore of one's mind the whole night long.
  • All the Ibadah (worship) done should be recited in the state of being completely awake, aware, conscious, and with a live heart. If one feels that one will not be able to concentrate then start reciting from now "We are from Allah and towards Him is our return." - Holy Quran (2:156) for it is considered as a tragedy if one can not in this night receive the divine grace in supplications. "Their prayers ascend upwards and reaches Allah, their words are accepted, and Allah loves to listen to their prayers the way a mother likes her own child."

Is not it shameful that the prayers which ascend upwards should be recited from the tip of the tongue, while the heart and soul remain occupied in worldly affairs?

Is there a need to prepare for Laylatul QadrMany a times, one feels that one cannot 'properly' perform a certain Ibadah and so decided to forgo it. One should not do listen to this 'waswas' instead, one should perform it and more, for acceptance lies in the Hand of the Mercy of Allah (SWT).

(II) Preparing Physically

  • For worshipping in this night a suitable place, dress, and perfume should be arranged in advance (comfortable dress which does not distract us).
  • Paying alms during this night - to the people who really deserve financial support.
  • Follow the translation of the Duas in order to understand what you are reciting for lutf is only got when one knows what one is reciting.

(III) Preparing Spiritually

  • Increase ones eagerness for receiving the promised bounties and blessings.
  • Select worships and deeds which are more in harmony with ones mood.
  • When one stands for prayer, or any other Ibadah, to briefly spare a moment to think about the wisdom of that action/its meaning etc for e.g. Why am I standing towards Makkah? To realize that when I stand on my two feet, it indicates my hope and fear about the acceptance of my worship.
  • Resorting (Tawassul) to Ahlul Bayt (as) - With persistence, supplicating in a polite and soft manner, with words and content arousing their sympathies, should beseech them for bestowing upon us the grace of being vigilant during this night.
  • Crying and Shedding Tears: that during these nights ones fear, humility, tears, crying, anguish and lamentation be increased as much as possible. The Learned Scholar Hajj Mirza Javad Agha Maliki Tabrizi (ra) in his book (Suluk-i Arifan) Spiritual Journey of the Mystics tell us that One of the best method is that one should tie ones hands around ones neck; should pour dirt upon ones head; should place ones head against a wall; sometimes one should stand and sometimes one should cry; should imagine oneself at the scene of Judgment Day; and the way sinners are rebuked with harshness, then one should imagine and be scared least Allah (the Glorious, the Exalted) orders: "Seize ye him, bind ye him, burn ye him in the blazing fire, and make him march in a chain whereof the length is seventy cubits." - Holy Quran (69:30-32)

Then one should cry: "O' Thou are the most compassionate, and Thou Who are the shelter of unsheltered ones!" "Where is Your vast blessing? Where is Your infinite forgiveness? Where are Your love and benevolence?" Ask for forgiveness of past sins in the most appealing manner with a promise to try never to return to the sins again - a TAWBA in every sense of the word Present ones requests before the Almighty with full hope that they will be answered.

Prophet Mohammad (saw) when asked what one should invoke Allah (SWT) during these nights, said: "Ask for your safety (here and in the hereafter)".

last 10 days of Ramadhan.... and i tikaf in mosque



This is what i am trying to do this last 10 days of Ramadhan....





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Itikaf is a form of worship. It is formed by staying in a Mosque for a certain time. It is Ehtiyat that one should stay with the intention to worship Allah by praying formal or informal prayers although prayer is not a condition therein.

The time for this form of worship could be anytime when one is allowed to fast. The best time is the month of Ramadan, especially, the last ten days.

Conditions for I'tikaf during Ramadhan:

1. Intention as in the rest of the worship acts. It is necessary that the intention be made at the beginning of Itikaf so that the rule, requiring the worship act to be completed with intention, be followed thoroughly from the beginning to the end. The decision made at the beginning of the night to start Itikaf from the beginning of the following day will be open to objection. However, if one decides to start it from the beginning of the night it is not an offense to do so.

One is not allowed to change one's mind from one Itikaf to another of the same qualities or different.

2. Belief in Islam.

3. Freedom from mental illness.

4. Fasting; thus the Itikaf of one who cannot fast for some reason is not valid.

5. Duration; which is three continuous days at least. It could be more but not less than three days.

If it is started from the beginning of a day the two nights in between will be part of the duration. Less than three days is not considered Itikaf.

That it must take place in one of these Mosques: (a) The holy Mosque in Makkah, (b) the holy Mosque of the Prophet in Medina, (c) the holy Mosque of Kufa, (d) the holy Mosque of Basrah, and (e) the Mosque which is assigned for the Friday prayer in any town or city. It is Ehtiyat, however, to complete it in any of the first four Mosques.

The roof and basement of a Mosque is part of the same and it is valid to complete Etikaf in such places of a Mosque.

Permission of the people whose permission are required such as the master for the slave, husband and parents for the wife and children if this will be against the right of the husband or causes trouble to the parents.

6. Completing it in the Mosque where it was started. Thus, going out of the Mosque without an acceptable reason will invalidate the Itikaf, regardless, one knows the rule or is ignorant or has gone out because of forgetfulness, except in the case of an emergency or one being forced or it is because of some need such as using wash room or having Taharat.

One is allowed to come out of the Mosque during Itikaf to take part in the burial of a deceased or to visit an ailing one; Going out of the Mosque for a time long enough to cause the Itikaf to become as non-existing will be considered as invalidating the same, even if one has not done it out of one's own choice.

If one needs to have Ghusl/bath during the Itikaf and it is possible for him to have it inside the Mosque, and is not allowed to go out unless the reason for Ghusl requires him not to stay inside the Mosque.

Etikaf is originally an optional worship act but it may become obligatory because of a vow etc.

Things to avoid during Itikaf:

1. Having sex and also according to Ehtiyat kissing or playing with one's wife;

2. According to a necessary Ehtiyat causing a semen discharge,

3. And smelling perfumes for enjoyment; it is not an offense if one cannot enjoy the perfume because of some defect in his smelling ability.

4. Selling or buying in the form of a business deal, according to a necessary Ehtiyat; there is no offense to be occupied with allowable activities as sewing or writing etc., although it is a Mustahab Ehtiyat to avoid them too.

If one needs to buy something for food and there is no one to do the buying for him, it is not an offence for him to do it.

5. Expressing bitterness in talking about worldly or religious matters in order to prove one's ability, not the truth which is one of the best worships.

The contracts of buying or selling during Itikaf invalidate Itikaf, but such contracts will be valid.

If Itikaf is invalidated because of having sex even, during the night, expiation will be due; if it is invalidated by other things, there will be no expiation, although it is a Mustahab Ehtiyat in this case too.

The expiation for invalidating an Itikaf is to set free a slave or if this is not possible, fast for two consecutive months or if this also is not possible, feed sixty poor people.

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