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


4 Responses to “Fasting the Whole Year”

  1. Adeola Says:

    Asalamu walaykum warahmatullah.

    This is a nice simple, and true post.

    May Allah bless you for it.
    Jazakallahu khayr.

    Take care.

    Salamu walaykum, warahmatullah.

  2. Abdullah Says:

    Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.

    I wish I had known this earlier 😦
    OH well it’s what Allah (swt) willed.

    Jazaakallahu khayran,

  3. Julia Simpson-Urrutia Says:

    Assalam Alaikum. God bless you for your efforts. If not for my miserable IBS, I would fast more often. Been Muslim 32 years and have made hajj. No way to become a subscriber?

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