Combining the 6 days of Shawwaal with expiratory fasts

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Combining the 6 days of Shawwaal with expiratory fasts▪️

Our Shaykh, Muhammad ibn Hizaam -may Allaah preserve him- was asked the following question:

📩 Question:

Is it permissible to combine between fasting the six days of Shawwaal and the expiratory fasts?

📝 Answer:

This type of fast is invalid, because expiratory fast is obligatory, hence it’s not permissible to combine it with any other fast; you have to isolate it with the intention of expiation. It’s therefore unacceptable to fast the six days of Shawwaal while intending to fast an expiratory fast – you either intend one or the other.

((إنما الأعمال بالنيات وإنما لكل امرئ ما نوى))

“Actions are based on their intentions, and everyone will be rewarded according to their intention”.

However, if one wishes to fast consecutive Mondays and Thursdays, as well as the white days (ayyaamul beedh i.e. the 13th, 14th and 15th of every month) during Shawwaal, till he reaches a total of 6 or more days, then this is valid and acceptable.


Translated by:

Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba-‘Alawi

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