If you would like to perform Itikaf at the East London Mosque in Ramadan 2024, click on the link below to apply. Applications must be sent by Tuesday 12 March 2024. The limited places will be allocated by a public draw conducted after Tarawih on Friday 15 March 2024, Insha’Allah. Further details are given below.

Click here to apply for Itikaf

Guidelines for Itikaf 2024

Itikaf is in the last 10 days of Ramadan (9 days if Ramadan is only 29 days long). The exact dates depend on when Ramadan starts.


  • Applications will be open from Tuesday 20th February 2024.
  • Completed applications must be sent by Tuesday 12th March 2024. No fee is payable at this stage.
  • You may only apply for yourself; applications will not be considered for third parties.
  • Applicants must be 18 or over on the date of application.
  • Itikaf is only for men


  • The draw will be held in public after Tarawih in the main prayer hall on Friday 15th March 2024, insha’Allah.
  • All valid applications will be put into a draw, then the allocated number of places will be picked.
  • Successful applicants must make full payment to confirm their place. They will be given a log number and a receipt for the payment.


  • The contribution to cover the costs of staying in the Mosque is £120 for those requiring meals, and £60 for those not requiring meals.

Sleeping Arrangements

  • For those doing the full Itikaf, individual cubicles will be allocated in the ELM Basement Hall only.
  • You need to bring your own sleeping bags, pillows, and blankets.

Eating Arrangements

  • The food served will be Asian cuisine; we are not able to offer a wide variety of food.
  • You need to bring your own cutlery (cup, plate, and spoon).
  • Iftar and Suhur will be provided at the set times.


  • The East London Mosque will NOT provide any additional security and so you are requested NOT to bring any valuables. Particular items discouraged are laptops, mobile phones, credit cards and large sums of money.
  • You are responsible for your belongings at all times and the Mosque does not take any responsibility for items that are lost or stolen.


  • No parking is available.
  • Smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited.
  • The East London Mosque reserves the right to amend Itikaf arrangements.