Minimum Length
Minimum Length

Book:

The book of I'tikaf - كتاب الاعتكاف.

Chapter:

Itikaf

Section:Acts Specific To Itikaf
Topic/Issue:3103 - Minimum Length --
Opinions:
Opinion FromOpinionExplanation
Imam Abu Hanifa,Imam ShafiNo limit for the minimum durationNarration of Ibn Umar
Imam Malik (one opinion)three days
Imam Malik (another opinion)One day and nightSince they considered fasting to be one of its conditions, therefore they said that itikaf is not permitted during the night, and if it is not permitted during the night, then, it cannot be for less than a day and a night, for the forming of intention for the fast has to be during the night.
Imam Malik (another opinion)Ten days
Evidences :1 - Sahih Muslim [# 4072] [Hide/Show]
Tags :Worship, Fasting, Itikaf,Minimum Duration
References:1[pg:369]
Last Updated:2011-02-27

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