A woman performing i’tikaaf at home

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 891, Fatwa No.877
Fiqh al-‘Ibaadaat – Page 209

Question: Is it permissible for a woman to perform i’tikaaf at the place of prayer in her home?

Response: No. If a woman wishes to perform i’tikaaf, then she should do so in a masjid, so long as there is no danger in that [such as free-mixing and complacency regarding the hijaab, etc]. [However], if there is any danger in that, then she should not perform i’tikaaf.

- 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.

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