What are examples of emergencies where a person in i’tikaf can leave the masjid temporarily and then return to the masjid to complete the i’tikaf?

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  • A person has a wet dream and needs to go home to make ghusl because there is no shower facility at the masjid.
  • A person needs to leave the masjid to take their sick child to the hospital.
  • A person needs food and drink.
  • A person leaves the masjid to help another person who is dependent on him with a necessity.
  • According to the majority of scholars, menstruation and postpartum for women does not invalidate the i’tikaf, but they are required to leave the masjid and come back when they clear.