Fasting the Whole Year
September 10, 2010
Firstly, I would like to say Eid Mubarak to you and your family. May Allah SWT accept our deeds from this beautiful month that has just passed us. May we all be amongst those that have been forgiven and may we continue to strive for the best in this life and the best in the hereafter, Ameen.
Secondly, it is narrated in Sahih Muslim that Rasoolullah (SAW) said, “He who observed the fast of Ramadan and then followed it with six (fasts) of Shawwal, it would be as if he fasted for the whole year.”
We are currently in the first few days of Shawwal with less than four weeks remaining to take advantage of the hadith mentioned above. One can try to fast the Sunnah fast of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) (Mondays and Thursdays) so that we can accomplish this beautiful task. Maybe even organize a little iftar between your friends a few days this month? Let us beat this Ramadan withdrawl! Remember, the Lord of Shawwal is the same as the Lord of Ramadan and all the other months so let us strive for our best even now once Ramadan has ended.
Related: Fasting Mondays and Thursdays