Originally posted on YasSarNalQuR'aN:
Eid-ul-Fitr marks the first day of Shawwal, the tenth month of the Islamic calendar. Fasting six days of the month of Shawwal is mentioned in an authentic hadeeth. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:  “Whosoever fasted in Ramadhaan and then followed up with six fasting days of…