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I`tikâf may be performed in any mosque

Published: 25/08/2011 10:54:00 AM GMT
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Is it true that i`tikâf can only be performed in one of the three sacred mosques

nswered by

Sheikh `Abd al-Rahmân al-`Ajlân, lecturer at the Grand Mosque in Mecca

It is lawful to perform i`tikâf in any mosque where congregational prayer is held.

However, if the person intends to observe i`tikâf on a Friday, then it is preferrable for for that person to do so in a mosque where the Friday prayers are held. In this way, the worshipper will not be obliged to leave i`tikâf in order to go to another mosque to attend the Jumu`ah prayer.

And Allah knows best.

Source: Islam Today

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