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-3- Losing one's reason
due to insanity or drunken-
ness, or the onset of men-
struation or post-childbirth
bleeding, all of which dis-
qualifies a person for i'ti-
-4- Sexual intercourse. Al-
lah says: "But touch them
not [that is, your wives] and
be at your devotions in the
However, one may touch
his wife without there being
any desires. One of the
Prophet's wives would
comb his hair while he was
performing i'tikaaf
For those of us desiring to
perform I'tikaaf this Rama-
dan, may Allah make it
fruitful for you..Ameen!

By:Laila Nasheeba