(1) I’tikaf means to stay in the Musjid with the niyyat of I’tikaf for the sake of Allah Ta’ala. The purpose of such stay in the Musjid is ibadat and to gain proximity to Allah Ta’ala.
THE TYPES OF I’TIKAF
There are three types of I’tikaf: Wajib, Sunnatul Muakkadah and Nafl.
An I’tikaf of Nathr and a Qadha I’tikaf are Wajib (compulsory) I’ltikaf.