Question: Assalamu alaikum,
Is the Mihraab part of the Masjid? If not, what are the laws pertaining to the performance of Salaah and Itikaaf.
The Mihrab is a part of the Masjid. One can perform Salaah in this area, and I’tikaaf can also be done. However, since it is the area which has been made for the Imam to stand in for Salaah, one should not occupy there for I’tikaaf or performing one’s individual Sunnah/Nafl Salaah.
And Allah Knows Best.
Mufti Waseem Khan.