Virtues of Shawwal fasting

The month of Shawwal is after the holy month of Ramadan.Rasulullah(ﷺ) kept the six fasts of the month of Shawwal himself and encouraged his companions to keep them. These six fasts have immense importance and merit.

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Virtues of Shawwal fasting

Virtues of the month of Shawwal;

Shawwal is the tenth month of the Arabic lunar year.Eid-ul-Fitr on the first date of this month।The month of Shawwal is the first month of the months of Hajj. Hajj activities start from this month. Besides, a virtue of this month is proved by Sahih Hadith.


Abu Ayub Ansari RA. Said, Rasulullah (ﷺ) said, "Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then fasts the six days of the month of Shawwal, he will earn the reward of fasting for the whole year."Sahih Muslim, Hadith-1164

Allah Ta'ala increases the reward of this fast tenfold. Ramadan is equal to ten months and six days of Shawwal are equal to two months. A total of one year.

Meaning and significance of the month of Shawwal: 

'Shawal' is an Arabic word.It means raise up, improvement, improved land, fullness, etc. Shawwal has a deep connection with each of these meanings. Through the deeds of this month, progress is made, perfection is achieved, the weight of good deeds is heavy, glory is achieved and success comes. These are the accuracy of the name of the month of Shawwal. And this monthThe Rasulullah (ﷺ) used to order the Companions to fast.

Timings and Rules of Fasting:

It is Sunnah-Mustahab to observe six fasts in the month of Shawwal after fasting in Ramadan; It is not farz. The entire month of Shawwal is observed during this fast. That is, from the day after Eid-ul-Fitr until the moon sighting of the month of Zilqad.It is not necessary to keep these six fasts  continuous.If you complete six fasts within the entire period, the Sunnah will be fulfilled.

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