Fasting: In Shawwal

Q207 :After the completion of fasting in Ramadan, is it obligatory to observe the fast for six days in the month of Shawwal?

A207 : No, but it is recommended to fast six days after the end of Ramadan, provided we do not begin with the first day of Shawwal which is the day of Eid. The recommendation is particularly significant. As you know, Allah rewards a good deed with at least ten times its value. Therefore, when you fast the month of Ramadan, you have the reward of fasting ten months. If you follow that with fasting for six days, then you have the reward of fast for sixty days, which is equivalent to two months. This means that your reward is equivalent to that of fasting of the whole year. If you do this year after year, then Allah stores for you the reward of fasting throughout your life.

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