The first day of Shawwāl is Eid al-Fitr. Some Muslims observe six days of fasting during Shawwāl beginning the day after Eid ul-Fitr since fasting is prohibited on this day. These six days of fasting together with the Ramadan fasts, are equivalent to fasting all year round.
Here are some common Questions and Answers regarding this topic:
How severe is it to miss a fast in the month of Ramadan without a valid reason?
During which days in Ramadan did the Holy Prophet (SAW) exert himself more in worshipping Allah Ta’ala?
When should we look for Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)?
What is the best dua that we can make in Laylatul Qadr?
Since moon sighting has become such a controversial issue today, is it okay for me to fast a day before Ramadan just to be on the safe side?
How significant is it to eat Sahri?
What is the recommended amount of time that should be kept between Sahri and the azan for Fajr?
If dates are not available, what is the preferred way to break ones fast?
Is it permissible to fast while traveling?
If the journey I am going to undertake during the month of Ramadan requires a great deal of physical labor, should I still fast? Will this yield greater reward?
Should women make up their missed prayers in Ramadan just as they make up their missed fasts of the month?
Is it okay to embrace ones wife while fasting?
Is it permissible to apply kohl while fasting?
Should we use miswak while fasting?