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Fasting in Shawwal

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Abu Ayyub al-Ansari relates that Allah’s Messenger (salAllahu alayhi wa salam) says: “Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of fasting in the month of Shawwâl, it will be as if he had fasted the year through.” [Sahih Muslim 1163]

The month of Shawwal is singled out for the observance of extra fasts, since this month follows immediately after Ramadan. The six days of voluntary fasting are to the obligatory fast of Ramadan what the Sunnah prayers are to the obligatory prayers.

Intention

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•It is important to make the intention of obligatory (fard) fast before Fajr time.
( AbuDawood)

Eating before fajr (Taking Suhur ) is a recommended sunnah

•The Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) said, “Take Suhur, as there is a blessing in it.” (Bukhari)
•If the Fajr Adhaan starts while you are eating sehri, instead of leaving what you were eating, you should quickly eat it.( Abu Dawood)