Dual Intent [Qadha of Ramadhan with the fast of Shawwaal]

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Question: 

Can a woman combine Qadha fast of Ramadan and 6 fasts of Shawwaal together in her Niyyah?

 Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh.

Respected Sister in Islam,

Rasulullaah ﷺ said:

‏”‏ مَنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ ثُمَّ أَتْبَعَهُ سِتًّا مِنْ شَوَّالٍ فَذَلِكَ صِيَامُ الدَّهْر‏”‏

أخرجه مسلم (١١٦٤)، وأبو داود (٢٤٣٣)، والترمذيّ (٧٥٩)

“Whoever observes the fasts of Ramadhan, then he follows them with six days of fasting in Shawwaal, then that is equal in reward to fasting for the whole year. (Muslim 1164; Abu Dawood 2433; Tirmizi 759)[1]

The above Hadith indicates the virtue of fasting in the month of Shawwaal. However, one cannot combine the intention of Qadha fast of Ramadhan with the Nafl fast of Shawwaal. The intention of the fast must be specific. If a dual intention is made, the fast will only suffice for the Qadha fast of Ramadhan.  [2]

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Sulaiman Al-Amin Victor

Student -Darul Iftaa
Haiti (Port-au-Prince)

Checked and approved by
Mufti Muhammad Zakariyya
h Desai.

Dual Intent [Qadha of Ramadhan with the fast of Shawwaal]