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When can one fast the fasts of Shawwal?

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Assalamo Alaikum, Kindly advise the conditions for observing fasts in Shawwal whther one can observe all fasts in any part of the month or in begining only or continuosly. Jazakallah Khairan Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, The Most Merciful. As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh. Rasulullah… read more »

‘Ibadah on the nights before the two ‘Eids

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Does any Hadith state that one should endeavour to spend night of 1st Shawwal (night of ‘Eidul Fitr) in ‘ibadah. Also, please point out to its authenticity.   Answer There are a few Hadiths that encourage ‘ibadah on the nights preceding the two ‘Eids. Here under is one of them: Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports… read more »

Authenticity of ‘Salatul ‘Utaqa’ in Shawwal

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Salatul ‘Utaqa (Salah of the emancipated) in Shawwal is the Sunnah for those who want to be emancipated from Jahannam. There is a Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once said: “If someone performs eight rak’ahs in Shawwal, either during the night or during… read more »

Who is the author of Sharhus Sunnah?

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In Mirqatul Mafatih, Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) sometimes quotes from ‘Sharhus Sunnah.’ Who is the author of the book Sharhus Sunnah?   Answer The author of the Hadith book ‘Sharhus Sunnah’ is ‘Allamah Abu Muhammad Husayn ibn Mas’ud Al Baghawi (rahimahullah). ‘Allamah Baghawi (rahimahullah) is also famous for his book ‘Masabihus Sunnah’ [Mishkatul Masabih… read more »

Marriage in Shawwal

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I have read the Hadith answer regarding getting married in Shawwal but there is another Hadith where Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) mentions that three things should not be delayed. One of them being marriage. My question is regarding a person who gets proposed in Rabi ‘ul Awwal. One Hadith is telling us not to delay…. read more »

Six Fasts of Shawwal

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What is the reality of the six fasts of the month of Shawwāl? Answer بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم The six fasts should be kept anytime after the day of Eid in the month of Shawwāl continuously or separately and this is mustaḥab (recommended) according to the majority of scholars including the Ḥanafī, Shāfiʿī and Ḥanbalī… read more »

Fasting on a Friday

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Q: Would it be makrooh to keep one of the six fasts of Shawwal on a Friday without a fast before it? A: No. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Breaking of jadu…

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My name is Mohammad Naseeruddin (from Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh) I got married on 25 Shawwal 1435, after my marriage within 2 months my wife elder brother is gone from home. It has been almost one year crossed but he did not came back, my wife is saying somebody has done jadu on him (within her… read more »


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Can I do umrah before hajj? I am trying since ten years for hajj but I have no capacity for hajj now due to my economical condition. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (Fatwa: 1592/1324/B=10/1435) You may perform umrah in any month other than Shawwal, Zul Qadah and Zil Hijjah. It is sunnah to perform it. You… read more »