Good Deed: #30 Fast 6 fasts in Shawwal


fast 6 fasts in shawwal

  • The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have said, “Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan, and then follows it up by (fasting) six days of Shawwal, it is as though he has fasted the whole year.” (Reported by Muslim)
  • The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) explained this when he said: “Whoever fasts for six days after (Eid) al-Fitr has completed the year: (whoever does a good deed (hasanah) will have ten hasanah like it).” According to another report: “Allaah has made for each hasanah ten like it, so a month is like fasting ten months, and fasting six days completes the year.” (al-Nisaa’i and Ibn Maajah. See also Saheeh al-Targheeb wa’l-Tarheeb, 1/421).

Feed the World/Feed the fasting – Rizwan Hussain

Action Plan

1. According to scholars, one may fast any of the six days of Shawwal. Neither do they consider it necessary for a person to fast the six days consecutively. So long as one has fasted six days either consecutively or separately, he has fulfilled the requirement and he will receive the same rewards.

2. Females must first keep their missed/qadhaa fast before they can keep any optional fasts.

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  1. Abira says:

    Just wanted to ask. what if a female is unable to make up all her qadhaa fasts?
    can she keep the six for shawwal first with intention to make up ramadan qadhaas soon after

    • 1000gooddeeds says:

      I think she has to complete her qadhaa fasts first before she keeps the 6 shawwal fasts. Obligation before optional.

  2. Hussein says:

    JazakAllah for the reminder.
    A female slave of Allah can fast 6days of shawwal first then make up the missed Ramadhan days. Check out the clip under fasting shawwal on

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