6 Days of Shawwal

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Please give some guidelines regarding fasting the 6 fasts of shawwฤl?



๐™’๐™๐™ค๐™š๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™จ ๐™™๐™ช๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™๐™–๐™ข๐™–๐™™๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ฃ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™จ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™จ๐™ž๐™ญ ๐™™๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™Ž๐™๐™–๐™ฌ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™–๐™ก ๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก ๐™—๐™š ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ง๐™™๐™š๐™™ ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ž๐™› ๐™๐™š ๐™๐™–๐™™ ๐™›๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™š๐™–๐™ง.” ( ุตุญูŠุญ ู…ุณู„ู… ุนู† ุงุจู‰ ุงูŠูˆุจ ุงู„ุงู†ุตุงุฑู‰ ูˆููŠู‡ ุทุฑู‚ ุงุฎุฑู‰)

– Based on the above hadฤซth, scholars from the Hanafฤซ, Shฤfโ€™ฤซ , Hanbali & Mฤlikฤซ schools consider it a recommended and rewardable practise. ( ุงู†ุธุฑ ุงู„ู…ุฌู…ูˆุน ูˆุงู„ู…ุบู†ู‰ ูˆุญุงุดูŠุฉ ูˆ ุงุจู† ุนุงุจุฏูŠู†

– Consecutive or Not? Imam Shafโ€™i (ra) considers it recommended to do these consecutively after Eid al Fitr while the other schools donโ€™t stipulate it as recommended – ie it can be done at anytime during shawwฤl.

– It is permissible to fast these six days before making up any missed days from Ramadan. Though one should not delay in making up missed fasts.

– You can combine between the intention to gain the reward of both Sunnah fasting days and the 6 days of Shawwaal (E.g. Monday, Thursday, Middle of the month fasting known as the White days Days).

– One should try not combine between the intention to fast any of these 6 days with the intention to make up any missed/ qadฤ days of Ramadan. But if it done, it will be permissible though of a lesser reward. The primary intention here should be qadฤโ€™ with the shawwฤl as a secondary intention.

– Making the intention to fast any of the 6 days: can be done before fajr entry time ( Ie suhลซr) or until 11:30am ( approx based on WA Fajr entry and sunset times as at 27/05/20) – provided one has not eaten anything from the entry of Fajr time.

– The date of the last day of Shawaal is 21/22 Juneโ€™20 – based on Local Australian Moon- Sighting.

And Allah knows best

Shaykh Shabir Moosa

( Please listen out for Shawwฤl Audio Series to follow – based on:
Hฤfiz Ibn Rajabโ€™s work:
โ€˜ Al Latฤโ€™if Al Mโ€™ฤrifโ€™ – โ€˜ Subtleties of the Knowers ( of Allah)

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