Benefit: What Is the Meaning of Iʿtikāf?
In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
Shaykh Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn: al-Iʿtikāf is to abide in a mosque in obedience to Allāh and to get away from the people so that one may focus on being obedient to Allāh.
Source: Majmūʿ al-Fatāwá li Ibn Bāz, 15/438. Majmūʿ al-Fatāwá li Ibn ʿUthaymīn, 20/155
Translated by: Munīb al-Ṣumālī