Stepping out of the Musjid by mistake in i’tikaaf

Q: If a person mistakenly steps out of the musjid during his sunnah i’tikaaf, what is the condition of his sunnah i’tikaaf? Will his sunnah i’tikaaf break?

A: If he mistakenly or deliberately steps out of the musjid, his sunnah i’tikaaf will break.

( فلو خرج ) ولو ناسيا ( ساعة ) زمانية لا رملية كما مر ( بلا عذر فسد ) (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 2/447, الفتاوى الهندية 1/212)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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