Kindly provide the exact reference and number for this narration:

عن يعلى بن أمية رضي الله عنه قال : إني لأمكث في المسجد الساعة ، وما أمكث إلا لأعتكف

Sayyiduna Ya’la ibn Umayyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Sometimes I sit in the Masjid for an hour, for no other reason but i’tikaf [optional i’tikaf]



Imam ‘Abdur Razzaq As San’ani (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration. The narration is suitable to quote.

(Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 8006. Also see: Fathul Bari, before Hadith: 2025, vol. 4 pg. 272)


Note: Kindly refer to a Mufti/Darul Ifta for Fiqh rulings regarding i’tikaf.


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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