Shawal - Shawal Wazaif
Month of Shawwal in Islam - Shawal ki Dua - Shawal Wazaif - Shawwal Al-Mukarram, Eid Al-Fitr, Ramadan
Shawal - What is Shawwal in Islam - Shawal ki Dua
Shawwal is the tenth lunar month. Ramadhan was regarded as a blessed and sacred month during the period of ignorance. Shawwal was regarded as a cursed month of ill-omen by the Pagan Arabs. People of that time never married during Shawwal. Aishah رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ expressed contempt at the people for considering this month to be inauspicious, as she was married to Rasulullah ﷺ in this very month. The wrong beliefs of the people were disproved by A`ishah رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ by her marriage to Rasulullah ﷺ in the month of Shawwal, which was no obstruction to her elevated position and the great love Rasulullah ﷺ had for her.
THE SIX NAFL FASTS OF SHAWWAL
The thawaab of the month of Ramadhan is equal to that of ten months and that of these six voluntary fast are equal to that of the remaining two months to complete the full year. These fasts could be kept continuously after Eid or separately during the month of Shawwal.
In a lengthy Hadith, Anas رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ narrates that Rasulullah ﷺ has stated: “When Eid arrives, Allah ﷻ addresses the Mala’ikah and says ‘They (Muslims) have fulfilled My order. They have emerged to make du’a. I take oath by My Splendour, by My Grandeur, by My Grace and by My Loftiness that I will most certainly accept their prayer.” Allah ﷻ then proclaims to the Believers: “Return! I have forgiven you and I have exchanged your evil deeds with virtues. They thus return from the Musalla forgiven.”