Q: I made a vow that if Allah granted me such and such thing, I would observe I`tikaf (seclusion for worship in a Masjid) for one night and recite the whole Qur'an in
Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy (the Prophet’s Mosque in Al-Madinah)
along with fasting the day after that night.
This was my vow. Allah (Exalted be He) made my wish come true. Consequently, I went to
to fulfill my vow but found
the doors of
Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy Al-Sharif
closed; as they are always closed after the `Isha' (Night) Prayer. I was, thus, not able to fulfill my vow.
If the reality is as you mentioned, you could observe your I`tikaf in
Al-Masjid Al-Haram (the Sacred Mosque in Makkah) in
Makkah, and fast the day after, as you know that performing Salah (Prayer) in Al-Masjid Al-Haram in
Makkah is more rewarded than
performing it in Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy. As for your desire to recite the whole Qur'an in that night, you could do so in
Al-Masjid Al-Nabawy during the daytime and at night before its doors are closed. (Part No. 23; Page No. 249) If you do this in
Al-Masjid Al-Haram, that would be sufficient and more rewarded.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.