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

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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)?

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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Faraz Rabbani