34499: I’tikaaf in a room inside the mosque


Is the doorkeeper’s room or the Zakaah committee room inside the mosque considered suitable for i'tikaaf? Please note that the doors of these rooms are inside the mosque.

Praise be to Allaah.  

Rooms which are inside the mosque and whose doors open into the mosque come under the same ruling as the mosque. Based on that, it is permissible to observe i'tikaaf in them because they are part of the mosque. 

But if they are outside the mosque, then i’tikaaf observed in them is not valid, even if the room has a door leading into the mosque.

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 10/411.
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