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Dr. Bilal Philips

Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was born in Jamaica, but grew up in Canada.  He is an Islamic Scholar who accepted the message of Islam in 1972. He completed a B.A in Islamic Studies at the University of Madeenah, and an MA in Islamic Theology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  In 1994 Dr. Bilal completed a Ph.D in Islamic Theology in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, UK.

He has written, translated and commented on over 50 published books on various Islamic topics, as well as edited and published the 56-book Eemaan reading series for children.  He has also presented Islamic programs for many years on; Riyadh Channel 2 TV, Sharjah TV, Peace TV, Huda TV, Islam Channel, and the Deen Show.

Dr. Bilal is the Dean of the Islamic Online University.  He is also the Director of PERF (Professional Education and Research Foundation), and Supervising Director of Preston International College ( and Al-Fajr International School (, Chennai, India.

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