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Why do we fast the six days of Shawaal?

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Abu Bakr Zoud

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. While early he also be as my my brothers and sisters in Islam, we are still in the month of showare. And the best voluntary deed to do in this month is the first six days of it. And Lola are hammer home Allah. They mentioned a couple of reasons for why it's important that one fasts, the six days of show word. Number one, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Whoever fasts Ramadan, and follows it up with six days of chawan he earns the reward as though he has fast that the entire he spent a lot when Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained how this is possible. Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said

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as in the hadith of thermal the Allahu anhu that fasting Ramadan is equivalent to 10 months of fasting. Because the one day the one good deed is multiplied in tenfold. And fasting six days of a word is equivalent to two months, so 10 months in two months, with equal to an entire year. So Panama la hakavod look at the generosity of Allah Subhana Medan He's given us the possibility that we earn the reward of fasting every single day of our life until the day we die, just by fasting normal BOD. And six months of showare even the days later on throughout the year in which you break your fast and eat breakfast and lunch in them. You will earn the reward of fasting that day even

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though you did not fast it Subhan Allah so that's why we should be fasting the six days of chawan The second reason is learn about him Allah they said that the six days of chawan are like the sooner prayer after the obligatory prayer. You know how there are prayers that have shown the price before and after them. Well, Rama bond has the sooner before and after. The sooner before is the month of Chabad in which it is a sooner to fast as many days as you can have that month. And then the sooner after is the six days of chawan. And these soon and before and after the obligation. So what's their main purpose? Their main purpose is to rectify the shortcomings that took place in the obligation

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itself. It's to complete the obligation and to perfect the obligation. You know that when we perform our obligatory deeds, we acknowledge and we are certain that they aren't 100% standard according to what Alonzo Hill deserves. We acknowledge that there's a lot of shortcomings and that they are imperfect, so we need to perfect them. We need to complete them. The way we do that is with the sunon that come before and after. So it's as though it's necessary for a person to fast the six days of chawan so that he perfects the month of Ramadan. And in the Hadith, Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions that when Allah subhanho wa Taala, judges the sleeves, and he holds them accountable

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for their obligations. And they are imperfect, and they are short, they are incomplete. Allah subhanho wa Taala would say to the angels on vooral, and lab demon cm it or he would say to the angels and Allah knows more than the angels who are allemaal Kadir, he says to them, look into the record of my servant, does he have any voluntary fasting, if he does, they are brought forth, and they added on to his obligatory fasting, and then the obligatory fasting is complete, it's perfected, and be even less such a person has been accepted. And similarly that is done for his solid and the other obligations. So that's why we are in need of fasting the six days of chawan my

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brothers and sisters in Islam. The third reason that the limit mentioned is that fasting the six days of chawan is a good deed that you do. After a good deed you have done fast Abramova you fast the six days of chawan and doing a good deed after a good deed is a great sign that such a person's Ramadan has been accepted.

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It's a sign of acceptance, that you follow up the good with good if you follow up the good deeds with bad deeds, and that's a sign of not being accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala so we are in need of fasting six days of your word, to at least settle in our hearts and have a peace of mind and tranquility that evening Allah Allah azza wa jal has accepted from us Ramadan. So fasting six days of chawan after Ramadan is a great sign, and a good sign that such a person is Ramadan has been accepted. And the fourth reason and final reason I share with you listen up carefully

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is that you and I know the great and grand prize of Ramadan was that if a person wants to fast

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And sincerely out of email and seeking a loss reward. The reward is that allows origin would forgive him for all his previous sins. Now, to think last version for such a huge blessing, we are supposed to follow a promo bond with six days of sugar. So six days of chawan is like a person is showing gratitude to a large version, that Alhamdulillah Allah, that you have forgiven me for all my sins. And this was the state of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he used to pray your long nights, until his yield would crack and it would bleed, and I shall only allow one How would see that you have been forgiven from all your sins? Why would you preach such a long prayer? He would answer by

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seeing a fellow akuna abdon shockula Shall I not be a grateful slave? If Allah has forgiven me, shall I not should gratitude for this blessing of forgiveness. So when you first six days of shall when you are being grateful to Allah zosen for earning a complete forgiveness of your sins, and that happened by fasting Ramadan itself. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to always allow us to show gratitude themes of Hannah and we asked him subhanho wa Taala to accept from us and give us the ability and the strength and the power that we worship Him and continue to worship Him until the day we die. Well Allahu Allah sallallahu wasallam about a gallon of Eden Mohammed while early on zombie

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