Ya’la ibn Umayyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would make nafl i’tikaf for an hour

Question

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]

 

Answer

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.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar