Significance of the six days of Shawwal  


The virtues of the six days of Shawwal in Islam:


Completing fasting as the reward of perpetual fasting: We complete fasting Ramadan than fasting six days in Shawwal as in the following Hadith:

“Abu Ayyub al-Ansari said that Allah’s Messenger said, “If anyone fasts during Ramadan, then follow it with six days in Shawwal, it will be like a perpetual fasting.” Muslim transmitted it.


Follow the Prophet (PBUH)and apply his Sunnah. Because you have an excellent example in the Messenger of Allah (PBUH).


Thanksgiving for the Blessing: This fasting is thanking Allah Almighty for the blessing of bringing us Ramadan and doing good deeds and acts of obedience in this blessed month.


Compensation for deficiency: Fasting in Sha’ban and Shawwal about Ramadan is like the Sunnah prayers that are regular before the obligatory prayer.

Such as making up for shortcomings and defects in the obligation, as well as fasting before the obligation.


Among the signs of acceptance, Allah willing: That the servant reconciles obedience after obedience, and goodness after goodness, as he said: some of our scholars.

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Allah’s mercy on His servants: The Muslim remembers that Allah Almighty has prescribed fasting these days to increase his reward with his Lord. Allah Almighty prescribed fasting these days and urged our Messenger (may Allah’s prayers and peace be upon him) to fast these days, all praise is to Allah first and last.

He prescribed it in Shawwal after Ramadan so that it would be easier for him to fast and gain its reward. Because Muslims used to fast in Ramadan.

Therefore, it is easy for him to fast in Shawwal. Glory be to Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Obedience to Allah Almighty:  The Muslim desires to do good deeds to please his Creator and Master, the Majestic.


May Allah love you through it: By fasting these days, the servant is closer to his Lord and earns His love and pleasure.

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Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Allah, the Exalted, has said: ‘I will declare war against him who treats with hostility a pious worshipper of Mine. And the most beloved thing with which My servant comes nearer to Me, is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through performing Nawafil (voluntary prayers or doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory) until I love him, (so much so that) I become his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his leg with which he walks; and if he asks Me something, I will surely give him, and if he seeks My Protection (refuge), I will surely protect him”.



This is in addition to the great benefit of fasting which is a shield and keeps away from the fire, and it intercedes for the servant. Fasting has kept him away from his desire, food, drink, and passions by day for the sake of Allah Almighty.

And its reward is great, and Allah rewards Muslims with a great reward. there are two pleasures for a fasting person, one at the time of breaking his fast, and the other at the time when he will meet his Lord.

And the smell of the mouth of a fasting person is better in Allah’s Sight than the smell of musk. Fasting is the only worship that Allah Almighty does not mention its reward because of the greatness of its reward, so the Muslim should be keen to fast these blessed days of Shawwal until he obtains the great reward from Allah, and what Allah has is better and more lasting.

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