Can Make Up Fasts for Ramadan and Shawwal Fasts Be Combined?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Is it permissible to combine intentions of make up fasts for Ramadan with the intention of the six days of Shawwal?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

If you fast a make up during the month of Shawwal it is valid to combine the intention of the make up fast with the intention of the Sunna fast of Shawwal.

Furthermore you will be rewarded for both intentions.

This is the legal position of some of the scholars even though others took an opposing position. [Hamawi, Ghamz ‘Uyun al-Basa’ir]


Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.