I'tikaaf

Hiring a person to sit for I'tikaaf so that the community may be absolved of their responsibility

The people of a particular locality are not willing to sit for I’tikaaf. They normally invite a brother from another locality to sit in their Masjid for I’tikaaf so that they may be absolved of their responsibility. This brother is remunerated for spending the last ten days of Ramadaan in the Masjid. Is this permissible?

Qa'dah for I'tikaaf that has been nullified

If a person observing the Sunnat-e-Mukkada I’tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadaan had to nullify his I’tikaaf after three days. Is Qa’dha required?

It will be best to make Qa’dha of the complete ten days I’tikaaf after the month of Ramadaan which should be accompanied with the ten fasts. However, this command is not obligatory. A person may suffice by making Qa’dha of the day the I’tikaaf was nullified.

Nullifying one's I'tikaaf

If a person observing the Sunnat-e-Mukkada I’tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadaan had to nullify his I’tikaaf after three days. Is Qa’dha required?
It will be best to make Qa’dha of the complete ten days I’tikaaf after the month of Ramadaan which should be accompanied with the ten fasts. However, this command is not obligatory. A person may suffice by making Qa’dha of the day the I’tikaaf was nullified.
Re:- Fataawa Mahmoodiyya pg.258 vol.15

30 days I'tikaaf

What is the ruling in regards to performing I’tikaaf for the entire duration of Ramadaan?
Observing I’tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadaan is Sunnat-e-Muakkada Alal Kifaaya. However, the act of observing I’tikaaf for the complete duration of Ramadaan in search of Lailatul Qadr is also proven from Rasulullah Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam, hence if a person sits in I’tikaaf for the entire duration of Ramadaan, he will be rewarded. It will not be considered a Bid’at.
Re:- Fataawa Mahmoodiyya pg.255 vol.15

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