About International Open University


Dr. Bilal Philips

Position: Professor
Department: Islamic Studies
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DR. ABU AMEENAH BILAL PHILIPS is a Jamaican – Canadian Islamic scholar who converted to Islam in 1972. He completed a BA from the Islamic University of Medina, an M.A. from King Saud University in Riyadh, and a PhD in Islamic Theology from the University of Wales, UK (1994).

Dr Bilal spent ten years teaching Islamic studies in an Islamic high school in Riyadh, and another 18 years lecturing in Arabic and Islamic studies in the American University in Dubai, UAE, the Islamic Studies Academy in Doha, Qatar, Knowledge International University of Riyadh, and Preston International College, Chennai, India. Additionally, Dr Bilal Philips has written, translated and commented on over 50 published books on various Islamic topics and presented Islamic programs on Riyadh Channel 2TV, Sharjah TV, Peace TV, Huda TV, Islam Channel, UK, and the Deen Show, Chicago, USA and GuideUS TV, from Washington USA.

Courses Taught

Aqeedah (Creed) 1 (AQD 101)
This module is comprised of a study of the fundamental issues in the science of Tawheed (monotheism) and Aqeedah (creed). It gives an overview of the categories of Tawheed and Shirk (polytheism).

Aqeedah (Creed) 2 (AQD 102)
This module focuses upon the third category of Tawheed: Tawheed al-Asmaa was-Sifaat, the significance of belief in revelation, understanding belief in dDestiny, signs of the Last Day and the Day of Resurrection, status of the Prophet’s companions, obedience to rulers, and abandonment of deviants.

Courses Previously Taught