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The Wisdom Behind I’tikaaf, By Ibn Al-Qayyim

Posted in Ramadhaan with tags , , , , on June 1, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Qayyim said:

“Its purpose and spirit is for the heart to turn fully and solely towards Allaah (swt), living in privacy with Him, ceasing to be involved with the created things, and getting involved with Him alone instead. With this, His remembrance, love and devotion replace the worries and thoughts of the heart, overtaking their place in it, and becoming its only concern.

Then the thoughts become busy with remembering Him and brings one closer to Him. One’s pleasure is then attained by His company rather than that of the creatures, thereby preparing himself for the day of solitude in the graves, when he will have no company or delight except Him. This is the greatest purpose of i’tikaaf.”

[Zaad Al-Ma’aad, 2/86-87]