Vowed Seclusion and the Judgement of Getting out of It (A Jurisprudence Study in Terms of the four Religious Schools of Islamic Jurisprudence)


Seclusion (in the Mosque) is considered one of the old laws, specialized in purifying and refining souls, by which the slave ceases his usual behaviors and devotes himself to the afterlife. So, I liked to write in seclusion that man vows on himself, along with studying a number of jurisprudence implementations related to it. It is shown through this paper that a vowed seclusion means: the Muslim's obligation on himself to stay inside of the mosque, which is fulfilled in the Islamic conditions; the establishment of worship in it; and deviating from traditional behaviors. In the course of this paper, it is clarified that seclusion is invalidated by the intention to cut it off, even if the person in seclusion does not come out of his place of seclusion actually. Moreover, it is not permissible to go out of the place of seclusion to the Minaret whose door is located outside of the mosque except for the regular Muezzin prayer announcer). Furthermore, the succession of the act of seclusion is not interrupted by menstruation if the duration of the seclusion is short. It is nullified by going out to perform the non-specific testimony or to execute a penalty that was prescribed on him before the time of the seclusion. As for a woman who has vowed successive seclusion in a mosque and divorced by her husband, she can go out to complete her Iddah (post-divorce waiting period) and then return to her place of seclusion. The importance of this paper is in the issues that have been included in it, so a person should be aware of it in order to be safe of suspicions in relation to this act. Thus, I recommend that every issue related to the getting out of the person in seclusion be examined, whatever the reason for the leave.