About the Author
Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and grew up in Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972. He completed a B.A. in Islamic Disciplines from the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia, an M.A. in Islamic Theology at the University of Riyadh, College of Education and a Ph.D. in Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, UK. From 1994 to 2001, Dr. Philips founded and directed the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He was a professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University in Dubai and Ajman University, head of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Preston University – Ajman, UAE, and more recently, a lecturer at Qatar Guest Center, Doha, Qatar. More information about him and his activities may be found at www.bilalphilips.com.
Among the author’s published works are translations of Ibn Taymiyah’s Essay on the Jinn, The Devil’s Deception, and Arabic Calligraphy in Manuscripts. He has also co-authored Polygamy in Islam with Jameelah Jones, and authored The Evolution of Fiqh, Tafseer Soorah al-Hujurât, The Ansâr Cult, The Fundamentals of Tawheed, Salvation Through Repentance, Islamic Studies Books I-IV, Hajj & ‘Umrah, Arabic Reading & Writing Made Easy, Arabic Grammar Made Easy, The Purpose of Creation, The Best in Islam, Dream Interpretation, The True Message of Jesus Christ, Funeral Rites in Islam and many more.