Combining intentions in fasting–make up fasts and six days of Shawwal

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

I intend on fasting for 6 days in Shawal, and am wondering if i can double that intention to include the fasts that i missed in ramadan. so for example, would my first fast in shawal count as a make up fast AND as an extra fast (According to hanafi fiqh)?

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

It valid to make the intention to make up missed Ramadan fasts and to make a secondary ‘sunna’ intention–such as fasting the six days of Shawwal, or the sunna of fasting Mondays and Thursdays.




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And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani