Monday 9 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1442 - 26 October 2020
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I’tikaaf in a room inside the mosque

Question

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.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

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.

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Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 10/411