'Itikaf  2021



May 02, 2021 6:30 PM PST


  1. Pray 2 Raka of Intention for 'Itikaf.
  2. After salam, recite: astraghfirullah 700 times.
  3. Recite while sitting in the same spot: subhanAllahi wa bihamdihi subhanAllahil 'Adheem 1200 times.
  4. Recite the following salawaat: Allahummah salli wa sallim 'ala nnabiyyil ummiyyil shaafi' almushaffa 700 times (Oh Allah send your blessings on the unlettered prophet the intercessor whose intercession is accepted).
  5. Recite: Ya dhal jalaal wal ikram 12 000 times (O Lord of majesty and grace).
  6. Recite: HasbunAllahu wa ni'mal wakeel 12 000 times.






More details:


  • The cycle goes from maghrib to maghrib. Whatever is not complete carries into the next day.
  • The 2 Rakah of intention is only to be performed once for the whole 'itikaf period (not daily).
  • If one cannot complete both #5 and #6, then they should do one only.
  • Sleep at night should be completely avoided. One should stay awake until Doha or until Dhuhr.


See Imam's Original Handwritten Instructions and the Arabic Du'a

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