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Fasting whilst on journey

Question

Can you please verify and explain the following Hadith:

 قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم -: “‏لَيْسَ مِنَ الْبِرِّ الصِّيَامُ فِي السَّفَرِ”‏

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A Hadith on fasting and carrying out other good deeds in Ramadan

Question

Please comment on the status of this narration:

من أتى عليه شهر رمضان صحيحا مسلما، صام نهاره، وصلى وردا من ليله، وغض بصره، وحفظ فرجه ولسانه ويده، وحافظ على صلاته مجموعة، وبكر إلى جمعه، فقد صام الشهر، واستكمل الأجر، وأدرك ليلة القدر، وفاز بجائزة الرب

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Can we observe the six fasts of Shawwal later in the year?

Question

I am aware that the Hadith says if one fasts in Ramadan and 6 more in Shawwal, one receives the reward of fasting the entire year as 36 fasts will be multiplied by Allah Ta’ala 10 fold which then equals 360.

My question is: that Allah Ta’ala has promised (in Surah: Al-An’am, Ayah: 160) to multiply the rewards of all deeds by at least ten.

This is general and so it applies throughout the year. Hence if someone observes six more fasts in any other month besides Shawwal, he should be attaining the reward of those additional sixty days too. So why does the Hadith specify the month of Shawwal for these additional fasts?

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