Ait-kaaf is an Islamic practice (Fard-e-Kifaya), that involves seclusion and spiritual retreat in the last ten nights of Ramadan. It is a way of dedicating oneself to worship and seeking Allah’s blessings during this holy month. More importantly, it is a way to look for Layla-tul-Qard.
During Ait-kaaf, the person stays in a masjid or a designated place for a specific period, typically for the last ten nights of Ramadan, and engages in prayer, recitation of the Quran, and other religious activities.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to observe Ait-kaaf in the last ten days of Ramadan, and his companions followed his example. The reward for Ait-kaaf is immense, and it is an excellent opportunity for spiritual renewal and Internal reflection.
Hockwell Ring masjid is arranging to allow eight people to observe ten full nights of Aitkaaf in the masjid. Interested individuals must fill out our online form here. The spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. The masjid can also provide food for those who require it during this time, but this will cost £10 per night.
If however, you want to make your own arrangements for food, you are most welcome to use the kitchen facilities to warm up food in the microwave and use the kettle facilities. But please note that cooking food is strictly prohibited in the masjid’s kitchen.
Ait-kaaf arrangement is an excellent opportunity for individuals to observe Ait-kaaf in the masjid and experience the spiritual benefits of seclusion and worship. It is also a great way to connect with other community members and share in the blessings of Ramadan.
Observing Ait-kaaf is a personal choice, and those who choose to do so must ensure they follow the guidelines set by the masjid authorities. It is also important to note that while Ait-kaaf can be a profoundly spiritual experience, it is not mandatory, and individuals who have medical conditions should not feel pressured to observe it if they cannot.
In conclusion, Ait-kaaf is a beautiful practice that allows Muslims to connect with Allah and seek his blessings during the last ten nights of Ramadan. Hockwell Ring masjid’s arrangement for Ait-kaaf is an excellent opportunity for individuals to observe this practice in a community setting and experience the spiritual benefits it brings.
Update 6/4/23: Please note that our Ait-kaaf spaces are now full. We can no longer take any more applications. The form is now closed.