In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
THE EXCELLENCE OF FASTING SIX DAYS IN SHAWWAL
All praise is for Allah, the Lord and Cherisher of the universe. We praise Him and seek His help and forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and the wickedness of our own deeds. Whomever Allah guides, cannot be lead astray and whomever Allah does not guide, none can guide him. I bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone without associate, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His Messenger. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his household, his companions and all those who follow them in righteousness till the Day of Judgment.
We thank Allah Who made us witnessed Ramadan fasting. We beseech Allah to have mercy on us, accept all our acts of worship during and beyond the month of Ramadan, answer our prayers and make it possible for us to witness many months of Ramadan.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said to a man in the course of an exhortation, "Grasp (make use of) five things before five others: your youth before your decrepitude, your health before your illness, your riches before your poverty, your leisure before your work, and your life before your death." (Tirmidhi, Hadith 5174).
Let us do our best now to acquire good deeds before the day when we will not have strength to do much. Ramadan has come and gone but Solat and good deeds do not go anywhere. Our beloved prophet Muhammad (PBUH) enjoyed Muslims to observe six voluntary fasts in the month of Shawwal. AbuAyyub Al-Ansari narrated that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said:
“He who observed the fast of Ramadan and then followed it with six (fasts) of Shawwal, it would be as if he fasted perpetually”. (Muslim, Hadith 2614).
Let us try to observe the sunnah of fasting six days in the month of Shawwal. May Allah give us the strength to do this and reward us most abundantly. May Allah assist the people of Chechnya and all the oppressed people of the world.
Peace be on you