Leaving the Musjid to Perform Ghusal to Cool Oneself in I’tikaaf

Q: Is it permissible for one sitting in sunnah i’tikaaf to leave the musjid for a ghusal in order to cool himself?

A: It is not permissible to leave the musjid for a ghusal in order to cool oneself.

( وحرم عليه ) أي على المعتكف اعتكافا واجبا أما النفل فله الخروج لأنه منه له لا مبطل كما مر ( الخروج إلا لحاجة الإنسان ) طبيعية كبول وغائط وغسل لو احتلم ولا يمكنه الاغتسال في المسجد كذا في النهر (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 2/444-445, الفتاوى الهندية 1/212)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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