Al-Itikaf is consider to be a type of spiritual retreat. During the last ten days of Ramadan, many Muslims spend their days and night at the mosque (masjid) in order to ensure they are there for which ever night Layat al-Qadr occurs. This is called Al-itikaf. Literally translated, it is an Arabic word that means to isolate oneself and to stick or adhere to something.
Narrated by Aisha, the wife of the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam): “The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) used to practice Al-Itikaf in the last ten days of Ramadan till he died and then his wives used to practice Itikaf after him.”
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