Thursday, September 9

Eid Mubarak

I pray that all our ibadah was accepted, and we are forgiven for the shortfalls, and mistakes we made during this month and our lifetimes.
May Allah (swt) protect us from the lure of shaytaan and give us the tawfiq to fast in shawwal too. May we all be granted the best of the dunya and akhirra (Ameen)

"Abu Ayyoub reported that the Messenger of Allah, salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam said "Whoever fasts the month of Ramadhan and then follows it by fasting six days during the month of Shawwal will be rewarded as if he had fasted the entire year. [Muslim, at-Tirmithi, Ibn Majah, Abu Dawood and Ahmad by way of Jabir]. "

These days can be anytime during the month of Shawwal except the first day because it is unlawful to fast the day of Eid. These days do not have to be at beginning of the month nor do they have to be consecutive. Hence, Muslims should seize this opportunity and fast these six days to get Allah's reward.

Why the fasting of six days of Shawal after Ramadhan equates that of the whole year? Some `Ulamaa' say that the good deed is rewarded ten times. Thus fasting six days is like fasting 60 days, added to 30 days of Ramadhan times 10 (i.e. 300) it makes it a year.
Allah grant us all the tawfiq and increase our Emaan many fold.
Remember...fasting is not just for Ramadhan - the blessed opportunity is ours to avail on other days throughout the year Monday's, Thursdays, mid-month days, Shawwal, Dhul Hijjah and Muharram for example are all ours...Allah may not bless us with another Ramadhan, so why not take advantage and follow the sunnah whilst we still have a breath left.
I ask Allah to forgive and raise the ranks of our beloved brothers and sisters that have departed from the dunya this month and to reunite us all in Jannah. May Allah ease the pain of their beloved and make this test easy for them so that they may reap the reward in the akhirra

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