Fasting the Six Days of Shawwal

Keep the momentum of Ramadan going. Start by fasting the 6 days of Shawal.. Fasting six days of Shawwal after the obligatory fast of Ramadhan as it is Sunnah Mustahabbah. It is recommended for a Muslim to fast six days of Shawwal, and in this there is great virtue and an immense reward. Whoever fasts these six days will have a reward as if he/she had fasted a whole year, as was reported in a sahih hadith from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him). Abu Ayyub (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that theessenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "Whoever fasts Ramadhan and follows it with six days of Shawwal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime." [Narrated by Muslim, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nisa'i and Ibn Majah]  

عيد الفطر : يوم الفرح والسرور