It is recommended to fast six days in Shawwal, where a great reward is given for that. Imam Muslim narrated in his authentic book of Hadith that Abu AyyÃ»b, may Allah be pleased with him, said, the Messenger of Allah, prayers and peace of Allah be upon him, has said, “He who observed the fast of Ramadan and then followed it with six fasting days of Shawwal, it would be as if he fasted perpetually.” [Reported by Muslim 1164]. Islam has made it easy for Muslims to fast these days, as it did not make it obligatory to keep the fasts consecutively in the month. (not 6 days at a stretch, it can be alternate days also).
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