Answered by: Maulana Irfan Ali
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
6 fasts after Ramadan, can they be kept anytime throughout the year, or limited to Shawwal?
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Wa Alaikum Salam Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
There are many virtues regarding the fasting of Shawwal the prophet peace be upon him mentions fasting in the month of Shawwal is though as fasting for the whole year. It is permissible the fasts are not kept continuously and straight after eid. Meaning the fasts can be kept over a period of 30 days in Shawwal neither is it important to keep them straight after eid what is important they are kept in Shawwal, not any other month.
(Fatawaa Rahimiyyah, page 204, Darul Ishat, vol. 5 to6)
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Written by Maulana Irfan Ali
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