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Question: Is the fasting of the six days (of Shawwaal) a must after the month of Ramadhaan immediately after the day of ‘eed, or is it permissible (to do so) after ‘eed by (a number of) days in the month of Shawwaal or not?

Response: It is not a must for him to fast immediately after ‘eed al-fitr, rather it is permissible to begin fasting after ‘eed by a day or (a number of) days. And (also) to fast them continuously or intermittently in the month of Shawwaal according to that which is easy for him. And the issue is quite open in this matter, and it is not obligatory, rather it is a sunnah.

And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, comprising –
Head: Shaykh ‘Abdul ‘Azeez ibn Abdullaah ibn Baaz;
Deputy Head: Shaykh ‘Abdur-Razzaaq ‘Afeefee;
Member: Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan;
Member: Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Qu’ood
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 693, Fatwa No.698;
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa. – Fatwa No. 3475

ref: http://www.fatwa-online.com/fataawa/worship/fasting/fas009/0000111_2.htm


Question: I am a woman, (and) I pray the taraaweeh (prayer) in my home because the scholars say that the prayer of the woman in her home is better. However, during the last ten nights (of Ramadhaan) I become lazy of taraaweeh and because of that I am forced to go to the masjid so I can guarantee (for myself) that I can perform this action (the taraaweeh prayer) in its complete form, so what is your opinion?

Response: No doubt the prayer of the woman in her home is better, whilst it is also permissible for her to go to the masjid for the prayer with the Muslims (in congregation) with the condition that she is protected from any fitnah and that she is covered (by hijaab) and is separate from the men. So in both situations there is reward for her from Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala), even though the first situation (praying in her home) is better.

Shaykh Saailh ibn Fowzaan
ad-Da’wah – 1481, Ramadhaan 1415AH
ad-Durar an-Naadhirah fil-Fataawa al-Mu’aasirah – Page 235

ref: http://www.fatwa-online.com/fataawa/worship/fasting/fas011/0080907.htm