Fatwa: # 30028
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: Pakistan
Date: 1st October 2018


Is it permissible to take a bath due to sweating in a sunnah itikaf?


 Is taking bath allowed in sunnat itekaaf (for women) if they are stinking or are sweaty? 
 If not . then did her itekaaf boke when she didn't know that she can and took a bath while in itekaaf?

Please reply as soon as possible, as i am in sunnat itekaaf and i am worried about this masla. 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Sister in Islam,

It is not permissible for a person, male or female to take a bath due to sweat during sunnah itikaf. [1] That will invalidate the itikaf. In that case, it will be required to make up [qadha] of one day of itikaf with fasting even out of Ramadhan from sunrise to sunset (24 hours).  [2]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (2/ 445) 

(وَحَرُمَ عَلَيْهِ)...(الْخُرُوجُ إلَّا لِحَاجَةِ الْإِنْسَانِ) طَبِيعِيَّةٍ كَبَوْلٍ وَغَائِطٍ وَغُسْلٍ لَوْ احْتَلَمَ وَلَا يُمْكِنُهُ الِاغْتِسَالُ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ

المحيط البرهاني في الفقه النعماني (2/ 405)

ولا يخرج المعتكف من معتكفه ليلاً ولا نهاراً إلا بعذر، وإن خرج من غير عذر ساعة فسد اعتكافه في قول أبي حنيفة، وقال أبو يوسف (165ب1) ومحمد: لا يفسد حتى يكون أكثر من نصف يوم

فتاوى فلاحية 87/2 ، 219/4

امداد الفتاوى  184/2 گرمی کی وجہ سے غسل خانہ ميں جا كر غسل كرنے كا حكم


نفل اعتکاف کی قضا واجب نہیں ، اس لیے کہ وہ مسجد سے نکلنے سے ٹوٹتا نہیں بلکہ ختم ہو جاتا ہے ۔ واجب اعتکاف ٹوٹ جائے خواہ نذر معین ہو یا غیرمعین تو سب ایام کی قضا ء واجب ہے اور اگر سنت اعتکا ف ٹوٹ جائے تو صرف اسی دن کی قضا واجب ہے جس میں اعتکاف ٹوٹا ۔ فاسد ہونے کی صورت میں اعتکاف نفلی ہو جائے گا ایک دن کی قضا لازم ہے چاہے رمضان ہی میں کرے یا رمضان کے بعد نفلی روزہ کے ساتھ کرے۔ (احسن الفتاویٰ  ٤/٥١١)

مسائل رمضان المبارك ، مفتي احمد ممتاز ، ص 39

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