Shawwal fasting

Q:

What are the virtues of Shawwal fasting?

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.

Fasting 6 days during the month of Shawwal is highly recommended by the Sunnah. A Muslim who is capable to fast should try his/her best to fast these optional fast-days of Shawwal.

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said, “Whosoever fasts the holy month of Ramadan and then follows it with fasting six days of Shawwal, it would be regarded (for him/her) as if he/she has fasted the entire year.” (Muslim).

It is noteworthy that it is not a condition to fast these days consecutively. So, a person may fast on Mondays and Thursdays, for instance, until he/she fasts the 6 days of Shawwal.

May Allah accept your and our good deeds!

Allah Almighty knows best.

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