Which is Better, Fasting the Six Days of Shawwaal or Fasting Mondays and Thursdays?

August 26, 2012 § 1 Comment


Shaikh Uthaimeen, may Allaah have mercy on him, was asked, “Which is better, fasting the six days of Shawwaal or fasting Mondays and Thursdays?” So he replied, “Each of these days has its merit. So fasting the six days of Shawwaal–when a person fasts Ramadaan and then follows it up with these six days he will be like someone who has fasted a lifetime, and this is a merit which is not obtained by fasting Mondays and Thursdays. But if a person fasted the Mondays and Thursdays of the month of Shawwaal and through that intended that it was part of the [fasting of] the six days of Shawwaal too, he will obtain the reward.”

Fataawaa Nurun-alad-Darb, CD.

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§ One Response to Which is Better, Fasting the Six Days of Shawwaal or Fasting Mondays and Thursdays?

  • Ibrahim AbuKulthum says:

    Assalaam Alaikum Akhy,
    Can you please check verdict from scholar if it is Sunnah to fast more than six days from Sahwwal (such as Monday, Thursday and 13/14/15 of Shawwal). Jazakallah Khair

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