Fasting the 6 Days of Shawwal

During the month of Shawwal, it is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal. There is great virtue and an immense reward to perform fasting the six days of Shawwal.

“Whoever fasts during the month of Ramadan and then follows it with six days of Shawwal will be (rewarded) as if he had fasted the entire year.” [Muslim]

There some points regarding fasting the six days of Shawwal that we should know: