PALEMBANG. I’tikafis an Islamic practice consisting of a period of retreat in a mosque for a certain number of days in accordance with the believer’s own wish. The literal definition of the Arabic word I’tikaf is to stay in a particular place. However, in Islam it means to stay in a mosque for a particular time period — for the purpose of worshiping God — while maintaining certain conditions.
To support the implementation of I’tikaf in Palembang, MT Telkomsel collaborated with RZ to distribute 450 packages of Iftar and Suhoor in several mousqes in Palembang such as Mushola Darul Mutaqien, Talang Bubuk, Plaju, Mushola At-Taubah, Karya Baru, Alang-Alang Lebar and Masjid Miftahul Jannah, Lorok Pakjo, Ilir Barat.
All the time spent in I’tikaf should be beneficially used for ‘ibadah. This is the opportunity when one is able to observe all those devotions that could not be normally carried out. The fard salah should be performed with meticulous care and humbleness and without haste. The most virtuous act is reciting the Our’an, thereafter du’a, istighfar, and nafl salah.