Keeping qadha fasts with the niyyah of the six fasts of Shawaal as well

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Q: Is it permissible to make an intention of Qadha for fasts that were missed in Ramadhan and also for the 6 Sunnah fasts of Shawwal? I heard that to get the reward promised in the Hadith you will have to keep 36 fasts (Ramadhaan plus 6 fasts of Shawwaal). Is this correct?



1. No. It is not permissible to join nafil fasts with the qadha fasts of Ramadhaan.

2. Yes

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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