Shawwal is the 10th month in the Islamic Calendar, a month after Ramadan, and the 1st Shawwal is the Day of EID al-Fitr for Muslims.
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It means Uplift/breakage, as before Islam, Arabs trusted that any marriage held in Shawwal would be unsuccessful. Taken from “shala” which signifies “when the female camel gets pregnant”. At the point when this name was given, female camels used to get pregnant during this time.
Important Dates In Shawwal
- 1 Shawwal: Eid al-Fitr
- 7 Shawwal: Battle of Uhud.
- 13 Shawwal: Birth of Imam Bukhari.
- 25 Shawwal: Matrydom of Jafar as-Sadiq (RA).
Fasting in Shawwal
The primary day of Shawwāl is Eid al-Fitr. A few Muslims watch six days of fasting amid Shawwāl starting the day after Eid-ul-Fitr since fasting is restricted on this day.
These six days of fasting, together with the Ramadan fasts, are equal to fasting lasting throughout the year. The thinking behind this custom is that a decent deed in Islam is compensated 10 times; thus, fasting 30 days amid Ramadan and 6 days amid Shawwāl is proportional to fasting the entire year as far as the reward.
The Shia researchers don’t accentuate the six days being continuous, while among the Sunnis, the more significant part of Shafi`i researchers thinks of it as prescribed to quickly nowadays sequentially.
They construct this in light of a hadith related by Tabarani and others wherein Muhammad is accounted for to have stated, “Fasting six back to back days after Eid al-Fitr resembles fasting the whole year.” Other conventional academic sources among the Hanafiyya and Hanbaliyya don’t accentuate sequential days. At the same time, the most grounded conclusion of the Malikiyya favors any six days of the year, successively or something else.
Blessings of Shawwal
The primary day of Shawwal is Eid-Ul-Fitr, the day of celebration when all transgressions are pardoned as a reward for fasting and supplications during Ramadan.