Six Fasts of Shawwaal

Eidul Fitr Hilaal Sighting 1435 Confirmation:The Eid Hilaal was authentically and reliably sighted as per Sharia requirements in several locations in South Africa on Sunday evening, 27 July 2014. The Jamiatul Ulama KZN as a member of the United Ulama Council of South Africa (UUCSA), fully endorsed the decision of the Hilaal Committee of UUCSA. Eid was accordingly celebrated on Monday, 28 July 2014 throughout South Africa.
Six Fasts of Shawwaal
It is Mustahab (highly rewarding) to observe the six fasts of Shawwaal. The observance of these fasts has been emphasised by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam in several Ahadith. It is the infinite mercy of Allah Ta’ala, that in exchange for minimal effort, he accords maximum reward.
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated,
“Whoever fasted the full month of Ramadaan and then follows it with six fasts of Shawwaal is like a person who has fasted the entire year.”(Targhib)
“One who fasted during the month of Ramadaan and further fasted six days in Shawwaal, is cleansed from sins like the day he was born.” (Targhib)
  • These fasts may be kept consecutively or at intervals during the month of Shawwaal.
  • Women with Qadha fasts may keep the Shawwaal fasts but should also give due attention towards the completion of the Qadha fasts.

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