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What are the virtues of Fasting in Shawwal ?


In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu

Sayyiduna Abu Ayub Radiyallahu Anhu reportes that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said:

“Anyone who has kept the fasts of Ramadān and follows them up with six (optional) fast of Shawwal then (he will get the reward for the fast of a whole year, but if he does that always) it is as if he fasted all his life.[1]

Sayyiduna Saubān Radiyallahu Anhu reportes that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said:

”Joining six days of the fasts of Shawwal is equal to the fast of the whole year. Each good act is equal to ten such acts”.[2]

The reward of every deed is multiplied at least ten times. Therefore, thirty days of fasting in the month of Ramadhān would equal to three hundred days and the six fast of Shawwal would equal to sixty days. Thus, totaling to three hundred and sixty days, which is the total amount of days in a lunar year.

We make Dua to Allah Ta’ala that He accepts our Ibaadah and make us from his obedient and pious servants. Aameen

And Allah Ta’ala knows best
Mufti Luqman Hansrot
Fatwa Dept.

[1] (Sunan Abi Dawud, Vol.1, Pg330, HM Saeed)

[2] (Sunan Ibn Mājah, Pg.124, Dārul Qurān wal Hadith)

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