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Priority of Fasts

Last updated: 18th November 2004
Question ID: #165
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Sista In Islam
18th November 2004

 
After the month of Ramadhan, does a man/woman have to make up the fasts that they missed in Ramadhan due to Haydh, illness or any other valid excuse or can he fast the 6 fasts of Shawwaal first before he makes up the missed fasts?? Jazakallahu Khair



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Answer last updated on:
17th May 2005
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Bismihi Ta'ala

A person has the choice of whether to keep the Shawwaal fasts first or the missed fasts of Ramadhan.

The six Shawwaal fasts do not have to be kept consecutively and immediately as Shawwaal commences. They may be kept any time during the month. Therefore, it is advisable to first complete the missed fasts of Ramadhan and then keep the Shawwaal fasts.

And Allah knows best.