Qadha of Ramadhaan fast


Q: When a lady makes Qadha of her Ramadaan fasts during Shawwal can she fast with the intention of the 6 fasts in Shawwal or must she fast the 6 fasts in Shawaal separately?

A: The Qadha fasts of Ramadhaan are in lieu of the Fardh which were missed whereas the 6 fasts of Shawwaal are Sunnat. The missed fasts cannot be kept with dual intention. One may execute Nafl Ibaadat with multitude of other Nafl intentions, but not so with Fardh and Waajib. She should give first preference to her Qadha of Ramadhaan and thereafter, she may keep the 6 Shawwaal fasts.