The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ruling 1724

A muʿtakif must have the intention of attaining proximity to Allah in the same manner that was mentioned regarding ablution (wuḍūʾ),1 and iʿtikāf must be performed from start to finish with a sincere intention to attain proximity to Allah.

1  See the sixth condition for the validity of wuḍūʾ and Ruling 281.