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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

Abu Ayyub al-Ansari narrated that Allah’s Messenger ﷺ said: “He who fasts Ramadan, and six of Shawwal, it will be (in terms of rewards) as if the fasted a whole year.” [Muslim, at-Tirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Ahmad, Ibn Majah]

“A person who has missed days of fasting in Ramadan may fast the optional six days of Shawwal with the intention of both making up for these missed days and observing the optional fasting of six days of Shawwal. He or she will then get double benefit simultaneously: making up for the missed days and getting the reward of fasting the six days of Shawwal, for it is established in Islam that one’s acts are judged by one’s intentions.However, it is recommended that one makes up for the missed fasts separately from fasting the six days of Shawwal [so as to get extra reward].” Sheikh `Atiyyah Saqr, former head of Al-Azhar Fatwa Committee.

It is highly recommended to fast six days of the month of Shawwal, but it is not obligatory. Those who want to fast can fast after `Eid Al-Fitr any six days during Shawwal. It is not required to fast six days continuously without any interruption. One can fast according to convenience any time during the month.



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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

Picture this : You recite the respective Dua after hearing the Azaan. You perform wudhu and proceed to the Masjid. You perform Tahiyatul Masjid followed by a small passage from the Quran. You then make Dhikr and then perform the Salah with the Imam followed by the respective post-Salah Dhikr and then the respective Sunnah prayer.

All of the above takes less than half an hour. In this time span you’ll have accomplished the following inshaAllah:

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السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته

An important issue needs to be addressed. One that’s related to Iftar,Marhrib and Fasting. Nowadays the Iftar is a feast in most parts of the world and most Muslims usually have their fill whether it’s at home or at a party. The problem is that most Muslims end up either missing their Maghrib prayer or being late at the Mosque. Both scenarios are very serious and are often neglected.

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:
“Whoever gives iftaar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the fasting person’s reward in the slightest.”
[Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 807; Ibn Maajah, 1746; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi, 647.]

What happens most of the time is that the host(s) of these Iftar parties don’t pay much importance to the Maghrib prayer. People often go to the mosque with a relaxed attitude not realizing that this Maghrib prayer is more important than any Taraweeh or Tahajjud prayer. We have to set our priorities straight. What good is a fast if you’ll end up delaying or missing your Salah? Can we expect to get the reward of the above hadith if we don’t establish proper Salah as a responsibility of the host(s)?

Collective Iftar aside, our individual habits must also be held accountable.It should be well understood that Iftaar is not feasting. It is not an act to discharge gluttonously or with impatience. It is a spiritually pleasurable act or should be so.

This pleasurable exercise should not be contaminated and ruined with greed and impatience when it is time to end the fast. The Sunnah method of breaking the fast is to eat some dates or to drink some water. It should not be transformed in a veritable feast with heavy foods as has become the norm in most places. Instead of the light Iftaar which was the practice of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and his Sahaabah, people have developed the greedy and impatient habit of stuffing their bellies with food of a variety of kinds while the Adhaan is in progress. They are consequently deprived of the reward of responding to the Adhaan and not to mention the Duas of before and after eating. They suffer the loss of the Sunnat acts of responding to the Adhaan and of the Sunnah Iftaar which is not only spiritually beneficial but which is physically beneficial as well. The sudden avalanche of food which descends into the stomach which has become contracted as a result of the day-long abstention from food and water, leads to disorders in the body. The repercussion of such disorders aren’t very pleasant.

The excessive feasting at the time of Iftaar leads to spiritual lethargy, indigestion and delay in beginning of the Maghrib Salaat. To gain the best rewards of Iftaar, spiritual and physical, it is necessary to break the fast with only some dates or water. The Maghrib Salaat should then commence almost immediately after the Athaan, perhaps three or four minutes after the Athaan, not 10, 15 and even 20 minutes after the Athaan as has been observed in some places where people feast like gluttons. In this way, they detract from the benefits of the Saum. The best results of ibaadat can be acquired only if the proper Sunnah is adopted.

So here’s what you should do. Eat very little at Iftar.Very little. Dates,water,preferably Zamzam,and a few bites. It has it’s advantages:

1.You can recite the dua after Adhaan,

2.You’ll be in time for Maghrib and won’t have to risk your Sawm.

3. You won’t walk like a penguin to the mosque.

4. You can really enjoy the food after Maghrib as you won’t be in a race against time.

May Allah guide us to Right Path.aameen

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