Hawzah News Agency (Qom, Iran) – Hojat-ol-Islam Yaseen Hosseinabadi, an official with the mosque, said registration for taking part in the religious event will start on Tuesday.
He said at most 500 individuals can take part in Itikaf, which will be held separately for men and women on June 5-15.
According to the official, different programs, including Quran recitation, Tarteel reading of the Quran, lectures on religious themes, congregational prayers, elegy and eulogy recitation, and recitation of prayers and supplications will be part of the Itikaf at the mosque.
Itikaf, in the Islamic faith, is a particularly commended pious practice consisting of a period of retreat in a mosque, for a certain number of days in accordance with the believer’s own wish.
Those taking part in the spiritual ritual sit in mosques and fast and pray God during the three days of Itikaf.