Don’t forget the 6 fasts of Shawwal.
“We need to get used to fasting and develop an appreciation for it. There was a time when one would see people with the signs on their faces that they had been fasting and spending long hours of the night standing in salāh. However these attributes are no longer visible. Indifference is widespread today; people do not give importance to these things any more.
We should make ourselves accustomed to fasting outside of Ramaḍhān. To do this, first start observing the masnūn fasts that fall on special occasions throughout the year, e.g. the six fast of Shawwāl, the fasts of Muharram and the fasts of Dhū-al-Ḥijjah.
Thereafter, start fasting on ayyām-al-bīḍ, i.e the 13th, 14th and 15th of every Islamic month, which was a sunnah of Rasūlullāh sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The next stage is to fast on every Monday and Thursday which is also a sunnah of Rasūlullāh sallallahu alayhi…
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