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Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “By his good character a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and fasts during the day.”

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The Six Days of Shawwal

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Abu Ayyub (May Allah be pleased with him) reported:
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, “He who observes As-Saum (the fasts) in the month of Ramadan, and also observes As-Saum for six days in the month of Shawwal, it is as if he has observed As-Saum for the whole year.” (Riyad as-Salihin, Book 9, Hadith 1254)

You can start fasting six days of Shawwal from the second day of Shawwal, because it is haram to FAST on the day of ‘Eid. You can FAST the six days at any time during Shawwal, although the best of good deeds are those which are done soonest.

It is not a necessary condition that they should be fasted consecutively. If you fast them separately or consecutively, it is OK. The sooner you do them, the better

What is the ruling on fasting six days of Shawwaal?

By: Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid

Source: http://islamqa.info/

Praise be to Allaah.

Fasting six days of Shawwaal after the obligatory fast of Ramadaan is Sunnah Mustahabbah, not waajib. It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal, and in this there is great virtue and an immense reward. Whoever fasts these six days will have recorded for him a reward as if he had fasted a whole year, as was reported in a saheeh hadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Abu Ayyoob (may Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadaan and follows it with six days of Shawwaal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime.” (Narrated by Muslim, Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaa’i and Ibn Maajah).

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Ustadh Ahmad Saleem: 3 Stations Of Forgiveness In Ramadan (Video)

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info-pictogram1 Alhamdulillah, Allah s.w.t. has blessed all of us to be in this blessed month of Ramadan and he has blessed you guys to be watching this video this very moment. Now in this blessed month of Ramadan, there are three stops or there are three stations that you don’t ever want to miss and subhanAllah, this is the mercy of this blessed month that Allah s.w.t has given us these three stops or stations for this blessed month.

The first station, the first stop comes where the Prophet s.a.w. said, Whosoever does qiyam, i.e. taraweeh in the month of Ramadan, Allah s.w.t inshaAllah forgive all of his previous sins.

The second station is…Whosoever fasts in the month of Ramadan with imaan and hoping the reward from Allah s.w.t., Allah s.w.t will forgive all of his previous sins.

And the third stop or station comes which is (Arabic) whosoever does qiyaam or tahajjud and taraweeh on the night of laylatul qadr, Allah s.w.t shall forgive all his previous sins.

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Syrian refugees are suffering in Ramadan (Video)

Source: http://www.aljazeera.com/

info-pictogram1 Syrian refugees across the Middle East are having to spend another Ramadan away from the festivities and extravagant meals associated with the month.

Many say they feel abandoned during a month when Muslims are meant to remember the less fortunate.

At one camp in Lebanon, charities are only able to provide meals for families to break their fasts every other day.

Al Jazeera’s Rula Amin reports from Sabra refugee camp just outside of Beirut.

Janet Jackson “So Excited” to be fasting this Ramadan

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Source: http://newsrescue.com/janet-jackson-excited-fasting-ramadan/#ixzz36tBvus6u

Albawaba– A bunch of Hollywood A-Listers were “exposed” as Muslims over the years, and after Janet Jackson married Qatari billionaire businessman Wissam al Mana it was obvious that she’d joined the “Muslim Club” too!

The couple tied the knot in 2012.

Now that Ramadan is upon us, rumor has it that the American pop star will be observing the Holy month for the first time after converting to Islam last year, reports International Business Times, IBT UK.

The 48-year-old singer was raised in a Christian family, but her elder brother Jermaine Jackson had openly announced his conversion to Islam years ago.