I'tikaf means to seclude oneself in the Masjid with the intention of Ibadat (worship). The Sunnah I'tikaf of Ramadan takes place in the last 10 days of this blessed month. This I'tikaf entails secluding oneself in the Masjid from sunset on the 21st Ramadan (i.e. the eve after the 20th fast) until the Eid moon is sighted or the sunset of the 30th Ramadan.
Human beings with a sense of conscience and humanity are deeply disturbed by the plague of racism that is threatening the future of the human race in our troubled world. Despite the many international conventions, conferences and resolutions against racism as a violation of basic human rights, this ugly phenomenon stubbornly refuses to disappear.
Iddat literally means to count. In Islam, iddat refers to a waiting period that a woman is obliged to observe in the event of her husband's demise or a divorce. She is required to stay within the confines of her home for a specified duration and cannot marry someone else in the iddat.