Spirituality

In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate. May His abundant blessing and most perfect of peace be on His Beloved Prophet, the best of creation, and his family, companions and followers. I`tikaf means ‘remaining’ somewhere. The technical usage of the term is: a) for men: to remain inContinue Reading…

The Three Types of I’tikaf There are three types of spiritual retreats (I’tikaf) that a person may perform: 1. necessary, 2. emphasized sunna, and 3. recommended. The necessary I’tikaf is an I’tikaf that one vowed to make. The emphasized sunna I’tikaf is the I’tikaf performed during the last 10 daysContinue Reading…

Inwardly: 1. Patience, 2. Submission to the Divine Will, 3. Reflection on the fleetingness of live, 4. Taking admonition for one’s own situation. Shaddad ibn Aws reported that the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The intelligent is one who controls his lower self and works forContinue Reading…