Refresh spiritually and reach new heights in your faith

Itikaf involves secluding oneself in the masjid during the last ten days and nights of Ramadan, as was the annual practice of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) and his Companions (Allah be pleased with them). During this time, attendees devote themselves to worship, learning, seeking forgiveness for past shortcomings, and searching for Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power), which is a night of worship more valuable than a thousand months. To ensure a comfortable experience and to preserve the spiritual aims of itikaf, this program is limited to eighty (80) participants and is only open to brothers performing the full 10-day Sunnah itikaf.* Register today to experience the life-changing nature of these special nights and days!

*Participants joining from out-of-town may choose to depart on the 29th of Ramadan, if desired, to ensure reaching home in time for Eid. Sisters are encouraged to perform itikaf in the prayer area of their home.


Sunday, March 20th 2025* to the night before Eid (last 10 days of Ramadan, beginning on the 21st night). *depending on moon sighting

Sacred Learning Center
3900 W. Devon Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712

Interest forms are collected throughout the year. One month before Ramadan, a lottery is held to prioritize those who have expressed interest. Based on this lottery, invitations to formally register are released and applicant have 72 hours to confirm their spot by submitting a $200 non-refundable registration fee. Those who submit an interest form after the lottery are only invited to register if space remains. International applicants: please contact us if advance confirmation is needed to make travel arrangements.

A $200 non-refundable registration fee is required to hold a reservation after the lottery; otherwise, expressing interest and participating in the program are free of charge


In a short amount of dedicated time, you can reset your intentions for a life ahead and simultaneously seek heartfelt forgiveness for your past. -Shafatain (San Ramon, CA)

The organizers understand the rare and precious nature of this experience and they do everything they can to enhance its impact: from routine to give your ‘ibadah structure to cleanliness of the facility to caring for our physical and spiritual health. -Asif (Deerfield, IL)

This was a memorable experience to connect with Allah SWT without distractions. I have never seen an environment of adab like that at Sacred Learning, MashaAllah. -Ferhad (Spring, TX)

My stay was spiritually enriching beyond words. The serene atmosphere and soul-nourishing experiences made it a truly unforgettable and transformative journey. -Azfur (Rochester Hills, MI)

Everyone came from a different background but was seeking the same goal. The brotherhood and mutual love that develops is indescribable because the entire experience is indescribable. -Mohammed, Decatur, IL