Does fasting the 6 days of Shawwaal count towards fasting three days of each month


بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

▪️Does fasting the 6 days of Shawwaal count towards fasting three days of each month▪️

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

📩 Question:

The questioner says: If someone who regularly fasts three days of every month fasts six days in Shawwaal, will this count towards fasting three days of each month, or must he fast an extra three days, equalling a total of nine days?

📝 Answer:

Fasting 6 days of Shawwaal counts towards fasting three days of each month. He would have fasted three days and an extra three more. He would have attained the reward of fasting the six days of Shawwaal along with the reward of fasting three days of each month, for he has combined the two. Similarly, the one who regularly fasts on Mondays and Thursdays, if he fasts Mondays and Thursdays continually during Shawwaal, this would count towards the 6 days of Shawwaal; and Allaah is the helper.

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Translated by:

Abu Ishaq Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ba-‘Alawi

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