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ع ك ف
General Root Meaning
to arrange, set a thing in order, he kept or clave to it constantly and perseveringly, continue intently, they went round something, advance/approach it, withheld/detain/confined, to seclude oneself, remain/stay/dwell.
ya'kufuuna (imp. 3rd. m. pl.): they clung to.
'aakif (act. pic. m. sing.): inhabitant.
'aakifuuna / aakifiina (acc./ act. pic. pl.): those who are performing i'tikaaf.
ma'kuufan (pic. pac. acc.): detained, stopped.