The Essence of I'tikaaf
Summary of Hadhrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb's after Asr majlis on the 12th of Ramadhaan 1433
The purpose of I'tikaaf is to create mental seclusion with the Beloved (ie. Allah Ta'ala). This is the beginning of spiritual progress. The Hadith says that before nubuwwat, seclusion was made beloved to Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). The mind has to be completely free from all other worries, concerns, desires and aspirations. Like a reserved parking, the mind doesn't only need to be paak (pure), rather it also needs to be reserved for Allah Ta'ala.
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