The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Whoever fasts Ramadhan and follows it with six days of Shawwal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime.”
[Narrated by Muslim, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nisa’i and Ibn Majah]
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah 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:
“Allah has made for each hasanah ten like it, so a month is like fasting ten months, and fasting six days completes the year.”
[An-Nisa’i and Ibn Majah. See also Sahih at-Targhib wa’t-Tarhib, 1/421).
Note: There are 12 months in the Islamic lunar calendar. Ramadan is the 9th month and is followed by Shawwal.
- Do these six fasts (regarded as sunnah mustabbah) have to be done consecutively in the month of shawwal?
- Can a muslim woman fast for the six days and ‘use’ them as replacing some of those fasts which she missed during the month of Ramadan because of her menses?
- What is the intention which should be uttered when starting these fasts?
So you all know that the festivals of Eid last three days each right? The first day Continue reading Eid-ul-Fitr Part 2
Yeah, yeah, seems like a paradox, an Islamic event with a Gregorian calendar date. but that’s the mix for many of us out there. How did you spend your Eid? Continue reading Eid-ul-Fitr 2013 Part 1
I know, I know, I should have posted this first:
In Chapter 5 of the Qur’an, Surah Al-Maidah, Verse 3, Allah swt says:
“This day I have perfected your deen for you, completed my favor upon you, and chosen for you Islam as your deen.”
My title is a statement or a question? When I figure out how to customise the site, the title may read “Wannabe a deen buddy?”
My faith states that on the day of judgment each of us stands alone. Is that reason enough for any of us to slog through the pitfalls before us without assisting or assistance. Does not each of us merit a helping hand? So, if you are looking to improve your deen as I am looking to do mine, and I can be your deen buddy, or you can be mine, feel free to join me here and leave a message.
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