The 6 fasts of Shawwal : The Reward of a WHOLE year of fasting

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    Fasting 6 days of Shawwal : The Reward of an entire year of fasting:



    The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of fasting in the month of Shawwal, it will be as if he had fasted a whole year." [Sahîh Muslim (1163)]

    Subhaanallah! How generous is Allah who loves to give to his slaves!

    Does not have to be fasted consecutively

    These fasts do not have to be fasted consecutively as they can be fasted seperately.

    Better to make up the Qadha fasts first

    It is better for those who need to make up Qadha fasts including women who have to make up fasts due to menses, to make up the Qadha fasts first and seperately as it is more reward but one may also make double intentions to fast the Qadha fasts aswell as the 6 fasts of Shawwal.

    More Reward to fast on the Sunnah days of fasting

    It is even more rewarding to fast on the days where it is Sunnah to do voluntary fasts such as on Mondays and Thursdays and the white days (13th, 14th & 15th of each Islamic month).

    The white days in the month of Shawwal will fall on Friday 31st August, Saturday 1st of September and Sunday the 2nd of September.

    Do not miss out on such easy abundant rewards

    We may not get such an opportunity again so we should not delay in doing good deeds lest we are taken by Death and our good deed accounts get closed forever. So the opportunity to do good is NOW as we may not have a tomorrow.

    We have until the 17th of September to keep the 6 fasts which is when the month of Shawwal ends.
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    asc sister..


    barakaAllahu feeki for this reminder.. but how can you have one intention for both shawwal and Qadha ? once some scholar said that its not allowed to do so.. you can only have one intention
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    I found this, sis: http://islamqa.info/en/ref/34564

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    Asalaamu Alaikum, there are some opinions that state that if one is completing a qadha fast that they may make a double intention of also doing the fasts of Shawwal and hope for reward but the majority of scholars state that they should be fasted seperatley and that is th be way of gaining the full reward of the 6 fasts of Shawwal.

    And Allah knows best in all matters

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    Fasting Ramadan and the 6 days of Shawwal is like fasting for a lifetime:



    Abu Ayyoob (Ra) reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said:

    “Whoever fasts Ramadaan and follows it with six days of Shawwaal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime.” (Narrated by Muslim, Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaa’i and Ibn Maajah).



    Subhanallah how generous is Allah who gives without measure!

    We have until the 17th of Sepember to keep these 6 fasts so let us grab these immense rewards otherwise there will only be utter regret in the Hereafter.
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    Fasting makes up shortfalls in obligatory Ramadan fasts

    RasulAllah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Whoever fasts six days after Fitr will have completed the year, for whoever does a good deed will have the reward of ten like it.” [Ibn Majah]

    Another of the important benefits of fasting six days of Shawwal is that it makes up for any shortfall in a person’s obligatory Ramadhan fasts, because no one is free of shortcomings or sins that have a negative effect on his fasting. On the Day of Resurrection, some of his Nawafil deeds will be taken to make up the shortcomings in his obligatory deeds.
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    Grab what good you can before it is too late!

    We have until the 5th of September to complete the 6 fasts of Shawwal. We should make every effort to gain these huge rewards as we will be In urgent need of every atom of good deed we can get on the day of Judgement which is a day in which we will beg our own mothers for just one good deed and they will never give it to us because they will say that they are in need.

    Therefore grab the good deeds now before death comes and surely as we all know death can come at any second. So it is logical for one who knows such a thing to do the best they can every second of their life as death is coming closer to us each and ever breath we take.

    Fast on the Sunnah days to gain double rewards:

    Fast the 6 fasts on Mondays and Thursdays to gain extra reward for fasting on days that it is Sunnah to fast. One may also fast 3 of the 6 fasts on the 13th, 14th and 15th of each Islamic month which are called the "white days" which symbolises the moon being its brightest and it is a Sunnah to fast on these 3 days. These 3 days will take place on:

    13th of Shawwal: 20th August
    14th of Shawwal: 21st August
    15th of Shawwal: 22nd August

    So double rewards can be gained by fasting on the 6 fasts on the days specified. On top of that we can continue to fast on Mondays and Thursdays and the 13th, 14th and 15th of each Islamic month as much as we can in order to please Allah and gain his pleasure and immense rewards. Surely this can only be a Win Win situation!
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    Jazakallah Khair for the timely needed reminder !
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    InshaAllah I will start the first of 6 fast tomorrow.

    I felt much healthier & fitter whilst fasting.
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    jazakallah very nice
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    Not started fasting the 6 fasts of Shawwal yet?

    Not started fasting the 6 fasts of Shawwal yet? There is no need to feel down about it as there is still time. A Muslim should never have a defeatest attitude. Never say you can never do it. You can do and achieve whatever you want to. The only thing stopping you is that negative attitude that is alwats trying to hold you back but that negative attitude can be deafeated as you are in full control remember that.

    There is still time so worry not. Start tomorrow. No more procrastinating. No more putting it off. Just do it and the next thing you know you would have completed all 6 fasts insha'Allah.

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