Bilal Philips

Bilal Philips

In the Name of Allâh, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was born in Jamaica, but grew up in
Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972. He completed a diploma in
Arabic, and a B.A. from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool
Ad-Deen) at the Islamic Univeristy of Madeenah in 1979. At the
University of Riyadh, College of Education, he completed a M.A. in
Islamic Theology in 1985, and in the department of Islamic Studies
at the University of Wales, he completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology
in 1994. Since 1994 he has founded and directed the Islamic
Information Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (which is now
known as Discover Islam) and the Foreign Literature Department of
Dar Al Fatah Islamic Press in Sharjah, UAE. Presently, he is a
lecturer of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University in
Dubai and Ajman University in Ajman, UAE. e-mail:

The Fundamentals of Tawheed (Islamic

Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Phillips

This book presents a detailed explanation of the
classical Islamic concept of God’s unity as it relates to
faith and acts of religious devotion. It also discusses the
major areas within which the Islamic unitarian belief
(Tawheed) is either nullified or compromised by idolatrous
concepts and practises, collectively called Shirk

Usool at-Tafseer

By Abu Ameena Bilal Philips. An Excellent Gift to Students of Islamic
Sciences Literally translated ‘The Fundamental Principles of
Qur’aanic Interpretation,’ this book refers to the branches
of knowledge which are necessary to provide an accurate
interpretation of the Qur’anic texts, such as Arabic grammar
and syntax, Arabic literature and Qur’anic sciences (‘uloom
al-Qur’aan). Addressed topics include the Tafseer of the
Qur’an, books of tafseer, translations of the Qur’an, Wahy
(‘divine revelation’), reasons for revelation, the
differences between Makkan and Madinan revelations, Naskh,
the Muhkam and Mutashaabih, and more.

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Usool Al-Hadeeth

By Abu Ameena Bilal Philips. The science of hadeeth terminology and
assesment is a particularly difficult field of study. Dr.
Bilal Philips has managed in this text to simplify this
topic and to make it quite relevant to our times by
addressing some of the most challenging questions raised by
those who question the validity of hadeeth literature in

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Islamic Online Uni


Islamic Studies Book 1

This is the first book of a series of 5 primarily designed for high
school (secondary) school students (ages 12-18). It focuses
on four areas of Islamic knowledge: Aqeedah, Tafseer,
Hadeeth and Fiqh and is presented in simple language. It is
also suitable for new-Muslims and adults seeking an easy
explanation of the basic areas of Islamic disciplines. All
texts are supported by evidence from the Quran and authentic

Dawah Training Course

By Dr. Bilal Philips

All of us interct with people to some degree or another.
The Dawah Training Program by Dr. Bilal Philips gives us the
tools we need to turn our interactions into fruitful
oportunities for dawah. Starting from the legal ruling of
Dawah and taking us through various Dawah techniques, Dr.
Bilal Philips presents a comprehensive course enlightening
the listener to the appropriate means and methodology of
presenting the beautiful religion of Islam to people from
various backgrounds.

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Funeral Rites In Islam

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

The purpose of this book is to provide English speaking
Muslims a concise and authentic compilation of the
instructions regarding funeral rites in Islam.

Polygamy In Islam

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips & Jameelah Jones

‘Polygamy is the Muslim practice most frequently and
severely maligned by Westerners and modernist Muslims. This
book can be read with profit by all unprejudiced readers who
wish to know its justification and rationale.

One of the greatest contrasts between Islam and the West
is their conflicting concepts of relations between the
sexes. Indeed, the very first question a Muslim convert is
confronted with by an American or European is ?Why does
Islam allow four wives?? This book…replies
straightforwardly to that question and much more.

The authors describe all the most important
characteristics of marriage in Islam, pointing out that the
Western notions of sex equality and romantic premarital
?love? are not necessary in Islamic marriage based on piety
and the commitment on the part of both parents to win the
pleasure of Almighty Allah.’

This book contains basic guides for anyone interested in
understanding the rights and obligations of males and
females in Islamic plural marriage. The guidelines have been
drawn from the Quran, Hadith and opinions of Islamic


Islam is Your Birthright

Majed S. Al-Rassi. Edited by Dr. Bilal Philips

Is it necessary to adopt a religion? What is the criteria
to judge a religion? How to differentiate between a false
and a true religion? How to check the pure teachings of a
religion? These are the vital questions that arise in the
mind of a person when he looks upon the religions for a
critical study. So, which religion is the right one and how
can the seeker of truth know it? This is the subject of this

The Purpose of Creation

About the Book: Addresses the fundamental question of existence: “Why
are we here?” Compares the answers of various scriptures and
philosophies and ends with a details discussion of the
Islamic answer. The purpose of creation is a topic that
puzzles every human being at some point in his or her
lifetime. Everybody at some time or another asks themselves
the question “Why do I exist?” or “For what purpose am I
here on earth?”

The Moral Foundations of Islamic

It is important to understand Islam from a cultural point of view
because the basis of much of the current turmoil within
Muslim countries and conflict with their neighbors can be
attributed to cultural clashes. Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal
Philips was born in Jamaica, West Indies, but grew up in
Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972. He completed a B.A.
from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool ad-Deen) at
the Islamic University of Madeenah in 1979 and an M.A. in
Islamic Theology in 1985 at the University of Riyadh,
College of Education. In 1994 he completed a Ph.D. in
Islamic Theology in the department of Islamic Studies at the
University of Wales. Since 1994 he has founded and directed
the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, United Arab
Emirates (which is known as Discover Islam) and the Foreign
Literature Department of Dar al Fatah Islamic Press in
Sharjah, UEA. In the year 2001, Dr. Bilal established the
first accredited Islamic University on the Internet called
Islamic Online University (
He was a professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the
American University in Dubai and Ajman University and is
currently the head of the Department of Islamic Studies at
the Preston University Ajman.

The Mirage in Iran

By Dr. Ahmad Al-Afghanee TR: Bilal Philips

This translation of Dr. Ahmad al-Afghani’s book, Sarab fee
Iraan, provides the English reader with a concise view of
the treacherous role played by the Shiites in Islamic
history. It also examines the doctrines of modern Shiite
scholars and presents the Islamic ruling passed on Shiites
by both early Muslim scholars, as well as contemporary
scholars. The need for material which critically analyzes
Shiite doctrines continues to be felt by English-speaking
Muslims inspite of recent efforts to fill the void.
Pro-Sheeah books, magazines, newspapers and pamphlets in
which the noble companions of the Prophet (pbuh) are
slandered, ‘Alee and some of his descendents deified and
Islam distorted, continue to flood Muslim communities
throughout the West with little or no written response from
Muslim scholars. Consequently, the wave of conversion of
Muslims to Shiite thought is steadily increasing to such a
degree that Shiite Masjids and centers are actually being
founded or built by Shiite converts from mainstream Islam.

The Three Shelters

By Bilal Philips. Commentaries on Soorahs al-Ikhlaas, al-Falaq and
an-Naas. This Tafseer contains a far greater depth of
understanding due to the number of other classical and
contemporary commentaries used like al-Qurtubees al-Jaami li
Ahkaam al-Quraan, Ibn al-Qayyims Compilations,
ash-Shawkaanees Fath al-Qadeer, ash-Shanqeetees Adwaa
ul-Bayaan, as-Sadees Tayseer al-Kareem ar-Rahmaan, and Al
Uthaymeenes Tafseer al-Quraan al-Kareem.


Garments of Love & Mercy | Fiqh of

The Fiqh Of Marriage course is a course delivered by Dr. Aboo Ameenah
Bilal Philips, based on the Marriage Series by Dr. Muhammad
al – Jibaaly. The main goal of this course is to understand
what Islaam says about Marriage and the Rules and
Regulations related to it.


Qadar (Predestination)

Qadar is a very sensitive topic. It is the sixth pillar of faith, and
many people have gone astray regarding it. Some have denied
it altogether while others have gone to such extremes in
affirming it that they end up denying human free will. The
truth as elucidated in Islamic teachings is between these
two extremes. In dealing with this topic in his book A‘laam
as-Sunnah al-Manshoorah, Shaikh Al-Hakami has extracted from
the works of the early scholars the majority of the most
important points which must be grasped in order to have a
correct understanding. His mode of presentation is the Q&A
style, as it was designed as a concise teaching text, whose
main body was easily memorized. The commentary represents a
brief elucidation of some of the more difficult points
through the addition of useful material from other classical
texts like that of al-‘Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah as well as
modern texts like Dr. Saleh’s compilation The Salaf’s Guide
to the Understanding of Al-Qadaa wal-Qadar.


The True Message of Jesus Christ

Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

Published by Dar Al Fatah in 1996 Description An analytic
look at Jesus’ person and the content of his message.
Examines Christian sources historically and textually and
compares them with the Islamic point of view as found in the
Quran and Sunnah.

The Evolution of Fiqh (Islamic Law &
The madh-abs)

By Dr Abu ameenah Bilal Philips. The origin of Islamic law and its
evolution and the four schools of law (math-habs) are
discussed in this work along with the reasons for
differences among them. This is probably Bilal Philips
best-selling work on the various schools of thought in
Islam, including detailed facts, insight, and commentary on
the four major madhabs as well as other, less-known madhabs
in Islam. Includes mini-biographies on various eminent
Islamic scholars the Evolution of Fiqh (Islamic Law & the
Madh-habs), the author very clearly presents a brief
overview of the historical development of Islamic law and
its schools (the Madh-Nabs). The book identifies the main
reason for the appearance of the Madh-habs and the factors
leading to differences among them. For those to whom the
Madh-habs have been a mystery, this aspect of the book will
he extremely enlightening. Although the author sheds light
on both the positive and negative roles of the Madh-habs in
the past, the main message of the book is call to the
understanding the differences (with an aim to remove them
where possible)

Fiqh of Fasting

By Bilal Philips. The prescribed book for the course is Subulus-Salaam
by the 17th century Yemenite scholar Muhammad ibn Ismaaeel
as-Sanaanee which is a commentary on Buloogh al-Maraam
written by Haafiz Ibn Hajar al-Asqalaanee. In Buloogh the
author gathered the majority of the hadeeths which are
commonly used as the basic evidences for the Islaamic legal
system. The course material is comprised of the Chapter on
Fasting (Kitaab as-Siyaam) from Subulus-Salaam.


Salvation Through Repentance

This book clearly and concisely presents the Islamic concept of Tawbah
(repentance) and its viewpoint wherein salvation by faith
and salvation by deeds are combined in a truly unique
manner. A book that is relevant to every Muslim.

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