Osaka Ibaraki Mosque
4-6-13, Toyokawa, Ibaraki City , Osaka , Japan. Tel/Fax: 0726-43-7420
Praise be to Allah and peace and blessings be upon His Messengers, our master Mohammed may Allah bless him and his family and companions and those who followed them in truth until the Day of Judgment.
Fasting six days of Shawal after the obligatory fast of Ramadan is Sunnah.
It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawal, as was reported in a saheeh hadeeth (Narrated by Muslim, Abu Dawood, al-Tirmidhi, al-Nisaa’i and Ibn Maajah) that Abu Ayyoob (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Whoever fasts Ramadan and follows it with six days of Shawwal, it will be as if he fasted for a lifetime.”
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) explained this when he said:
“Whoever fasts for six days after (Eid) al-Fitr has completed the year: (whoever does a good deed (hasanah) will have ten hasanah like it).”
Al-Nisaa’i and Ibn Maajah reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“Allah has made for each hasanah ten like it, so a month is like fasting ten months, and fasting six days completes the year.”.
It was also narrated by Ibn Khuzaymah with the wording:
“Fasting for the month of Ramadan brings the reward of ten like it, and fasting for six days brings the reward of two months, and that is the fasting of the whole year.”
Another of the important benefits of fasting six days of Shawal is that is makes up for any shortfall in a person's obligatory Ramadan fasts, because no one is free of shortcomings or sins that have a negative effect on his fasting.
On the Day of Resurrection, some of his naafil deeds will be taken to make up the shortcomings in his obligatory deeds, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:
“The first thing for which people will be brought to account on the Day of Resurrection will be their salat (prayer).
Our Lord, may He be glorified and exalted, will say to His angels – although He knows best – ‘Look at the salat of My slave, whether it is complete or incomplete.’ If it is perfect, it will be recorded as perfect, and if something is lacking, He will say,
‘Look and see whether My slave did any voluntary (naafil) prayers.’ If he did some voluntary prayers, [Allah] will say, Complete the obligatory actions of My slave from his voluntary actions..’ Then all his actions will be dealt with in a similar manner.” (Narrated by Abu Dawood).
When should a Muslim start fasting six days of Shawal?
Muslims can start fasting six days of Shawal from the second day of Shawal, because it is haram to fast on the day of Eid. You can fast the six days at any time during Shawal, although the best of good deeds are those which are done soonest.
Is It valid to combine making up missed Ramadan fasts with fasting six days of Shawal with one intention?
That is not valid, because fasting the six days of Shawal can only be done after fasting Ramadan in full.
And Allah knows the best.
May Allah accept our good deeds and forgive us.
Mohsen Shaker Bayoumy
Imam of Osaka Ibaraki Mosque
Assalaamu alaykum dear brothers and sisters,
May Allah accept all your good deeds during this blessed month and grant you forgiveness and the best reward.
To comply with the current emergency situation in Osaka until it is reviewed on May 6th, there is no official program at Izumi Masjid for Friday prayers, Saturday lectures, Iftar and taroweeh prayers at this time. This is a unique situation for all of us, and we urge you to pray all our brothers and sisters during this blessed month.
Precautions during the Covid-19 epidemic
We advise you to take the following precautions:
- If you have a cold ( running nose, fever, etc.) use masks or avoid gathering.
- Use disinfectant/ alcoholic spray.
- Protect your family by NOT taking them to crowded gatherings especially the kids.
- Keep following the instructions from the Japanese government and local authorities.
- Always remember authentic Dhikr and Dua of Prophet Mohamed (saw) in such situations such as the following :
Du'a during the Covid-19 epidemic
The Prophet (saw) used to pray: “Allahumma innee audhoobika min al-baraSee wal-junooni wal-judhoomi wa min sayyee al-asqaami.” "O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and evil diseases." Narrated Anas ibn Malik: Sunan Abi Dawud 155
1. 15:45 ASR prayer
2. 16:00 - 16:30 Japanese Islamic class
3. 16:30 - 18:15 Children’s Class.
4. 17:55 MAGHRIB prayer
7. 21:00 ISHAA prayer.
8. 21:30 Dinner
1. 15.45 アスル の祈り
3. 16:30 -18:15 子どものクラス
8. 21:30 食事
Alhamdullah, the brothers and sisters of Osaka Ibaraki Masjid participated in Toyokawa festival. Many Japanese people bought our delicious halal food. We were able to talk with them and invite them to our masjid.
In sha Allah, by participating in this kind of event, we can show Japanese people the beauty of Islam.
Here are some photos of the event.