I’tikaaf FAQs

Why should I perform I'tikaaf at Masjid al Aqsa?
How can I join?
Where do we start the process?
Will members of the aqsa.co.za committee be present in the Holy Lands?
When should we depart to get to Masjid al Aqsa on time for Itikaaf?
Where will we sleep?
Will there be personnel available to run errands or fetch clothing/other supplies needed from hotel whilst I am in I’tikaaf?
Which are some important places for Ziyarah?
Will Iftaar be catered for?
What are the approximate times for Salaah at Masjid al Aqsa for this Ramadan?
Are toilet, ablution and shower facilities available inside the Masjid compound?
What will the weather be like this Ramadan?
How will I occupy myself during I'tikaaf?
Will there be Ulama present?
Is it safe to perform I’tikaaf at Masjid al Aqsa?
Will I be able to get a local sim card?
Can I recharge my phone whilst in I’tikaaf?
Would I need any additional money whilst in I’tikaaf?
Can I take photos at Masjid al Aqsa?
Is it necessary to carry one’s passport at all times?
Can women sit for I’tikaaf at al Aqsa?
Would it be possible to return in time to spend Eid at home?