What is the virtue of i’tikaf in the month of Ramadan?

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I’tikaf in Ramadan is very virtuous, especially during the last ten days. This is because i’tikaf leads to the performance of acts of obedience and distances one from prohibitions. Whoever performs i’tikaf during the last ten nights will be of those who stands in prayer in Laylatul Qadr.

Allah (swt) says, “The Night of Decree is better than a thousand months.”

‘A’isha (ra) narrated, “The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) used to perform i’tikaf during the last ten days of Ramadan until he died. Then his wives used to do the i’tikaf after his death.”

(I’tikaf is discussed in more detail later on)

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