> Welcome message from Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
It is my great pleasure to welcome you Islamically, to the IOU experience, in which the various avenues of divinely-revealed knowledge have been opened for you.
This opportunity has been made possible by the ‘accidental’ invention of the Internet, a human creation resulting from divine inspiration.
At a time when Islamic learning is caught between fossilization and revival, hijacked by modernism and extremism, a chance to promote its teachings in their original unadulterated form was born.
Allahu Akbar! Surely this is a mercy from Allah.
I sincerely hope that you will take full advantage of this unique opportunity to deeply understand the major areas of Islam, apply what you learn to your lives, and share this divine legacy with the world around you.
Dr. Bilal Philips
Founder & Chancellor