Specifying a particular day for i’tikaaf

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 893, Fatwa No.880
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Fatwa No.8701

Question: Is it permissible for one who wishes to perform the i’tikaaf to specify a particular day itself for i’tikaaf?

Response: It is not for him to specify a particular day itself within which to regularly perform i’tikaaf, rather, he should take care to perform i’tikaaf in the last ten [days and nights] of Ramadhaan in accordance with [the guidance of] the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

And with Allaah lies all success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.