Awqaf allocates 111 mosques in Qatar for I’tikaf
With the Holy month well past the half-way mark, preparations are underway to prepare for I’tikaf, the Islamic practice of secluding oneself in a mosque during the last 10 days of Ramadan.
Qatar’s Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs published a list of 111 mosques, in different parts of the country, which will have facilities for performing I’tikaf. Take a look at the list here.
A person who performs I’tikaf will seclude himself in a mosque for 10 days, cutting himself off from all worldly affairs and devoting his time to the worship of Allah.
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Awqaf has urged those who wish to perform I’tikaf to learn the jurisprudence of I'tikaf in line with the Noble Prophet’s guidance, and to perform it in specified mosques. If you would like to search for the nearest mosque to perform I'tikaf, you can do so using this link.
According to Awqaf’s directives, the person in retreat should be older than 18 years. A guardian should accompany younger practitioners.
One should be mindful of personal hygiene and the cleanliness of the worship place. The ministry also urged people not to disturb worshippers with side conversations and cause them inconvenience inside the mosque.
I’tikaf performers should not hang clothes on the walls or mosque furniture and should also not sleep or eat in undesignated places. According to the directives, women aren’t allowed for I’tikaf.
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