What is the time frame to perform Itikaf?


Itikaf can be performed anytime throughout the year. Imam Al-Bukhari and Imam Al-Muslim collected a hadeeth from Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her). She said , “ The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did Itikaf during the first day days of Shawwal and in another narration “ During the last ten days (of Shawwal ) 

However performing Itikaf in Ramadan is a stressed Sunnah. This is based on the practice of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) .He (peace and blessings be upon him) did Itikaf during the middle of Ramadan; as collected by Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudiree (may Allah be pleased with him) 

Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) narrated that Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) performed Itikaf during the entire month of Ramadan.

It is better to make Itikaf during the last ten days; since this was the way the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) observed it until his death.  


SourceRallying Around the Rulings for Itikaaf

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