Those who reach the Eid al-Fitr after Ramadan 2021 will fast for the month of Shawwal after the eid. For this reason, details about the month of Shawwal fasting are among the most curious topics of the day. Muslims who fast for a month also fast for a while in the month of Shawwal. Citizens, therefore, “When do you start fasting for the month of Shawwal?” looking for an answer to the question.
WHEN IS THE MONTH OF SHEVVAL?
The month of Shawwal is accepted as the tenth month of the lunar year after Ramadan. Shawwal Month of 2021 will start on May 13, 2021 and end on June 10, 2021. The first day of the month of Shawwal is the first day of Eid ul-Fitr. It is haram to fast during the Eid al-Fitr. On other days of the eid and in the month of Shawwal, one can fast in an accident or in vain.
What is the month of Shawwal fasting?
The 6-day fasting from the month of Shawwal after the fast of Ramadan is a religiously beautiful and tolerable sunnah, but it is not fard or wâjip. Because of its virtue and reward, this 6-day fast is legitimized to a Muslim. Whoever observes this fast will be rewarded with a full year’s reward of fasting.
WHEN AND HOW MANY DAYS IS SHEVVAL FAST PERFORMED?
It is haram to fast on the first day of the month of Shawwal, which is the first day of Eid ul-Fitr. Shawwal is also the first of the pilgrimage months. It is mustahab to fast known as “six-day fast” in the month of Shawwal after the month of Ramadan and its eid. In the 30-day month of Shawwal that comes after Ramadan, you can fast for a total of 6 days in the month of Shawwal. This fast can be observed one after the other or by taking a break.
HOW TO INTEND THE SHEWAL BEAR LAST?
The futile fasting observed in the month of Shawwal does not replace the fasts not observed during Ramadan; In other words, fasting not observed in Ramadan is also fard to be made. Since it is not valid to make an intention instead of both accident and futility in a fast, it is necessary to intend only one of them in the fasting month of Shawwal. When fasting in the month of Shawwal, if the intention is to make the fast that cannot be observed during Ramadan, these fasts become accidental fast.
I made the intention for the sake of Allah, you can make an intention in the form of Shawwal fasting. If you are going to fast in the month of Shawwal; I made the intention, for the sake of Allah, that you can continue to keep the accident of my fasting that I could not keep during Ramadan.
THE IMPORTANCE OF SHEVVAL LASTING
(مَنَ صَمَ رَمَضَانَ و ْتْبَعَهُ سِتًّا مِن شَوَّالٍ كَصَيَامِ الدَّهْرِ.) [ رواه مسلم وأبو دود والترمذي والنسائي وابن ماجه ]
“Whoever fasts Ramadan and adds six more days than Shawwal to it, it will be like fasting for the whole year.” (Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, Nasai and Ibn Mâce)
The narration of Ibn Huzayma is as follows:
((صِيَامُ شَهْرِ رَمَضَانَ بِعَشَرَةِ أَمْثَالِهَا, وَصِيَامُ سِتَّةِيأَامٍ بِشَهْرَيْنِ, فَذَلِكَ صِيَامُ السَّنَةِ). [ رواه ابن خزيمة ]
“Fasting for the month of Ramadan is equal to ten months, and the fasting (followed by Ramadan) for six days is equivalent to two months, which means a year of fasting.”
It is mustahab to fast for six days in Shawwal after the month of Ramadan. Hz. Muhammad (SAW) encouraged him to fast for six days in the month of Shawwal by saying, “Whoever fasts Ramadan and adds six days from the month of Shawwal to it, it will be like fasting for the whole year.” (Muslim, Sıyam, 24; Tirmidhi, Savm, 53).
Our scholars explain how to receive rewards as if they had been fasting for the whole year as follows:
If a person who fasts during the month of Ramadan receives ten thawabs for each of his fast, he will be three hundred. When he receives sixty rewards out of ten for his six fast in the month of Shawwal, it is worth three hundred and sixty. In other words, a year .. Therefore, the secret indicated by the hadith will be revealed. He can gain spiritual gain as if he had spent the whole year fasting.