Dr. 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 general.
Dawah Training Course
All of us interact 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 opportunities 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.
The True Message of Jesus Christ
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 Fundamentals Of Tawheed:
Tawheed, the oneness of God, is the core of the Islamic faith. Mankind is assigned the duty of implementing this concept on earth in every walk of life since the days of Adam. However, Satan spares no effort to distract mankind from the guided path. This book points out and clarifies this concept.
Polygamy in Islam
Dr. 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 scholars.
The True Religion of God
A beautiful book for non-Muslims which takes a look at the criteria used to find the true religion of God
Funeral Rites in Islam
The purpose of this book is to provide English speaking Muslims a concise and authentic compilation of the instructions regarding funeral rites in Islam.
The Three Shelters
Commentaries on Surahs 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.
Fiqh of Fasting
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.
The Purpose of Creation
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?” 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 scholars.
Tafsir Surah Barooj
This is a summary around the compilation of the Quran. The Qur’an Consists of many lessons and parables for people to obtain lessons and draw strength from. Surah Buruj contains one of the most beautiful stories of steadfastness and patience in the face of adversity; a universal lesson applicable to all. A step by step analysis of each verse drawing upon different sources . The author brings out the great relevance of the Quran to our lives and to occurrences/events in the modern world.
The Moral Foundations of Islamic Culture
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.
There are among mankind, people who claim knowledge of the unseen and the future. They are known by various names, among them: fortune-teller, soothsayer, foreseer, augur, magician, prognosticator, oracle, astrologer, palmist, etc. Fortunetellers use various methods and mediums from which they claim to extract their information, among them: reading tea-leaves, drawing lines, writing numbers, palm reading, casting horoscopes, crystal ball gazing, rattling bones, throwing sticks, etc.