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I’tikaf is a Ten-Day Journey of Self-Discovery and Spiritual Rejuvenation

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As Ramadan nears its end, Muslims worldwide immerse themselves in diverse forms of worship to seek Allah’s blessings and forgiveness. Among the profound practices of these final ten days stands I’tikaf, a period of seclusion in mosques dedicated to acts of worship.

In the chaos of daily life, consumed by worldly pursuits like studies, work, and travel, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose – our connection with Allah. Yet, I’tikaf emerges as a vital sanctuary, rejuvenating our spiritual essence amidst the neglect of daily distractions.

Termed “The spring of life in a world struck with the drought of negligence of Allah,” I’tikaf provides a precious opportunity to rekindle our relationship with our Creator and ourselves. It’s a reminder to spiritually realign before the inevitable separation of soul from body.

I’tikaf is a ten-day journey of self-discovery and spiritual rejuvenation. We leave behind our homes to dwell in Allah’s presence, nourishing our souls and surrounding ourselves with devoted servants.

During I’tikaf, we pause, reflect, and reconnect with our inner selves and the world around us. It’s a time to transcend material worries and refocus on our soul’s divine origin. Through sincere repentance and immersion in Quranic verses, prayers, and supplications, we seek forgiveness and spiritual nourishment, reigniting our bond with Allah.

Far from a mere break from worldly duties, I’tikaf is a profound spiritual retreat, a deliberate departure from personal abodes to serve Allah in His house, the Masjid. It’s an opportunity to recognize ourselves within His sanctuary, embracing both host and guest roles. I’tikaf demands active engagement, a commitment to self-improvement, and a genuine connection with the Divine and His creation.

Indeed, I’tikaf is a ten-day journey of self-discovery and spiritual rejuvenation. We leave behind our homes to dwell in Allah’s presence, nourishing our souls and surrounding ourselves with devoted servants.

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