Shaikh Abdool Hamid on Fasting the Six Days of Shawwal after Ramadan.
Ayyub (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days from Shawwal it is as if they fasted the entire year.” [Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah; Ahmad transmitted it from Jabir, Muntaqa]
Thawban (Allah be pleased with him) relates that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “Whoever fasts Ramadan, and then six days after Eid, it is [like fasting] an entire year. Whoever does a good deed shall have ten times its reward.” [Ibn Majah, Muntaqa]
Lecture on Wednesday August 22 2012 after Dhuhr Salat in Masjid Toronto.
Shaikh Abdool Hamid graduated from the Islamic University of Madina Munawwarah; and specialized in Hadith Studies. He is currently a resident scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto where he has taught several courses in Arabic Language, Hadith and Seerah. He serves as an Islamic Counsellor with the Islamic Social Services and Resource Association (Toronto) and is a regular khateeb and lecturer at several prominent mosques in and around Toronto.