Thousands of Muslims will observe the Sunnah of Itikaf during the last 10 days of Ramazan starting from today in the mosques.
It is a ritual in which Muslims spend the last ten days of Ramazan in isolation and in this privacy, all they do is pray to Allah Almighty seeking forgiveness and blessings. The lines below give a brief intro of Itikaf and its virtues in the last ten days of Ramazan.
Virtues of Itikaf:
Besides the fact that Itikaf is in the last ten days of Ramadan in which Muslims go for excessive prayers, Holy Quran recitation and nawafil, the virtues of Itikaf are many more. The lines below discuss the major virtues of Itikaf which a Muslim must eye and intend to attain when fulfilling this tremendous Sunnah.
The Increased Reward:
There is no denying the fact that any act of piety and virtue receives multiple times greater reward in Ramazan compared to ordinary days, however, if the last ten days are spent in Itikaf, the blessings and reward increase exponentially.
Salvation from Hell:
Another reason why Muslims feel lucky for the month of Ramazan is the fact that it provides them a chance to seek forgiveness from Allah Almighty. Therefore it is imperative that Muslims perform those very acts that guarantee them protection from the fire of Hell. Itikaf is one such act that guarantees protection from the fire of Hell.
Although a person is in isolation during Itikaf, however, the reward gain is not isolated rather a person keeps on getting the reward of the good deeds of others as well. Therefore, observing Itikaf is an excellent way of doing away with sins and receiving reward from multiple sources.