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 with regard to 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.