Fasting While Sitting for Nafl I’tikaaf

Q: When sitting for nafl i’tikaaf, is it necessary for one to be fasting?

A: It is not necessary.

واستنبط المشايخ منه أن الصوم ليس من شرطه على ظاهر الرواية (البحر الرائق 2/300)

( فلو شرع في نفله ثم قطعه لا يلزمه قضاؤه ) لأنه لا يشترط له الصوم ( على الظاهر ) من المذهب (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 2/442)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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