Making up missed fasts

Q:

I missed some days of fasting in Ramadan because of menses. Now should I make up the missed days first or fast six days of Shawwal?

A:

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Thank you for your question.

Though it seems better to make up for the missed fast days first and then fast the six days of Shawwal, you may fast Shawwal days first.

However, according to some scholars, if you fast in Shawwal with the intention to make up for the missed fast days of Ramadan, you would be rewarded for fasting the Sunnah days of Shawwal too. This means that by fasting to make up for the missed fast days of Ramadan in Shawwal, you would get double benefit simultaneously: making up for the missed days and getting the reward of fasting the six days of Shawwal.

You may apply the view that you see more convenient. All the views are correct, in shaa’ Allah.

May Allah accept your and our good deeds!

Allah Almighty knows best.

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