Should priority be given to making up for the missed days of fast or to fasting six days from Shawwal?
Q 1: If
the month of Shawwal starts and a woman has five missed days of fast and she wants to fast six days from Shawwal. What is the better course of action: to make up for her missed days of fast, and if there are enough days left, she can fast six days from Shawwal, or to fast the six days of Shawwal
and afterwards make up for her missed days of fast over the course of the other months? Is it true that
(may Allah be pleased with her) used to delay making up for her missed days of fast in Ramadan until the next Sha`ban? Is it permissible to delay observing compensatory fast for this long period when a person does not know how long they will live?
It is permissible for a person to start observing compensatory fast (Part No. 9; Page No. 295) even if they miss fasting six days from Shawwal.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.