- Learn the definitive fiqh of whether missed obligatory prayers and fasts need to be made up or not
- Learn the various opinions that you may hear from others, and whether to follow them or not
- Learn which prayers and fasts need to be made up, and what the minimum valid prayer is
- Get practical guidance on how to start paying back your debt to the divine
- Listen to inspiring, and helpful stories of how others practically managed their makeups
About the Course
Debt to the Divine is a course that aims to help you meet Allah with a clean record: no outstanding debts.
In a simple manner, this course shall walk you through fiqh opinions that exist regarding makeup prayers and fasts—you shall learn the positions of the four madhabs, and the positions of later-day Salafi teachers—and shall see first-hand why the strongest opinion is that of the majority of Muslims scholars: who say that obligatory prayers and fasts must be made up.
The course shall then give you practical guidance on how to apply the fiqh to yourself, and to others: How should you go about making up prayers? When should you encourage others to do so, and when should you not?
Through inspiring, practically helpful, and real-life examples of others who have completed their makeups, through often very busy lives, you shall be given the guidance and the tools to start your own journey in a constructive manner.
The course shall be taught over 5 weeks, with Live Sessions meeting once a week:
- Week 1: The fiqh of makeup prayers: A historical overview of opinions
- Week 2: The fiqh of makeup fasts; Misconceptions; Invalidators
- Week 3: Applying the fiqh constructively: the spirit, doubts, and responses
- Week 4: Tallying your debt (which prayers need to be made up); The minimal valid prayer
- Week 5: Paying back your debt: Practical logistics; Case studies
Who is this course essential for?
If you’ve ever missed an obligatory prayer, or fast, this course is for you.
Did you know the supreme importance of making up obligatory prayers?
The Prophet, blessings and peace be upon him, said, “The debt to Allah has a better right to be fulfilled.”
The prayer is the first thing we will be asked about by Allah on the Day of Judgment. We have to do our utmost to get makeups out of the way. Paying off one’s obligations is part of one’s tawba—Sheikh Nuh Keller.
How shall I benefit from this course?
Sheikh Nuh Keller further stresses: Having to do makeups isn’t a penalty. It is an opportunity for connection with Allah, Mighty and Majestic. The moments you spend praying are moments of closeness to the Divine.
Meeting Allah without any outstanding debts, this will be the happiest thing that you did, when you meet Allah. Two rakas of makeups are superior to praying seventy nafila prayers. So we should look upon it as an opportunity.
When a person does their makeups, it means that he has sidq, truthfulness, that the person has tawfiq, Divinely gifted success with Allah.
Allah has not legislated anything in the religion for His own benefit, it is all for our benefit. All the four madhabs agree that makeups are obligatory. Nothing has been legislated except that it is better for us.