Observing Sawm on the six days of Shawwal before making up for the missed days of Sawm
What is the ruling on a woman who observed Sawm (Fast) on the six days of Shawwal when she had not yet made up for her missed days of Sawm during Ramadan?
It is a priority to make up for the missed days of Sawm of Ramadan before observing Sawm on six days from Shawwal, because a Faridah (obligatory act) takes precedence over a Nafilah (supererogatory act). Hence, it was preferable for the woman mentioned in the question not to do so, and she must make up for her missed days of Ramadan. (Part No. 9; Page No. 305) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.