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Aitekaf - Recluse

housewife while she is in etikaf to make arrangements for Sehri

الاستفتاء

Assalamu Alaikum
Sir, is it possible for a housewife while she is in etikaf to make arrangements for Sehri for house people and visitors i.e. can she prepare and give meals etc? That means, to make complete arrangements for them does she have to leave her particular cubical and come to the kitchen and prepare meals and deliver to the house people or work should be done only during Sehri? During the night all the arrangements can not be completed because the visitors can't do anything in the kitchen by themselves during the time of Sehri. Even if the housewife prepares and keeps the meals in the night they can't make it warm on their own during Sehri. So she has to leave her etikaf place i.e. her particular cubical at Sehri Time and come over to kitchen and make Sehri for some brothers. Thanks

الجواب حامدا و مصلیا

If nobody else is there to cook and give it is permissible to cook one’s meals while in etikaf and there is no harm in cooking so much that is sufficient for the household.