Can i’tikaf be done in any location, such as the home, a workplace, a hotel room, etc.?

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No, it can only be done in the masajid. A masjid is defined as a place where the five daily prayers and the Friday jumuaa prayers are consistently prayed in.

The evidence is in the Quran:
( It is made lawful to you on the night of the fast to go in unto your wives; they are an apparel for you and you are an apparel for them; Allah knew that you were acting unfaithfully to yourselves, so He has turned to you (mercifully) and forgiven you. Wherefore, now be in contact with them and seek what Allah has written for you, and eat and drink until the white thread becomes distinct unto you from the black thread (of night) at dawn-break, then complete the fast until night. And associate not with them while you are confined in the mosque. These are the limits (prescribed by) Allah; therefore, draw not yourselves near them. Thus does Allah make clear His signs for the people, so that they may guard themselves (against evil)).
[Al-Baqara, 2:187]


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