Dr Bilal Philips

Sheikh Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was born in Jamaica, but grew up in Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972. He completed a diploma in Arabic, and a B.A. from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool Ad-Deen) at the Islamic Univeristy of Madeenah in 1979. At the University of Riyadh, College of Education, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology in 1985, and in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, he completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology in 1994. Since 1994 he has founded and directed the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (which is now known as Discover Islam) and the Foreign Literature Department of Dar Al Fatah Islamic Press in Sharjah, UAE. Presently, he is a lecturer of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University in Dubai and Ajman University in Ajman, UAE. e-mail: bilal17@bilalphilips.com

Tafsir of Surah Kahf

Every Muslim has heard of the benefits of reciting Surah Kahf. But what exactly is the message that the Surah is conveying? This lecture series is an in-depth explanation of the Surah using tafsir from Ibn Kathir, al-Uthaymeen, Ibn al-Qayyim, Ibn Jawzi, Shawkani and Saadi. The speaker mentions the benefits and virtues of Surah Al-Kahf and lessons we can extract from the Surah. It was narrated from Abu Sa’eed al-Khduri that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever reads Soorat al-Kahf on Friday, he will be illuminated with light between the two Fridays.” Narrated by al-Haakim; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Targheeb, 836

 

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The Prophets

All the prophets, from the first to the last brought the same message: to worship Allah alone, without any partners. In our time the message still remains in the form of the Noble Qur'an, and the Guidance of the final Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. This presentation is beneficial for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Related to discussions on Tawheed, the belief in the Prophets is an essential of the Islamic creed. The speaker explains the proper belief a believer should have in the prophethood of the Muhammad (saw). In addition the speaker shows examples of the errors in Biblical texts regarding the lives of the Prophets

In the Shade of the Throne

Dr Bilal Philips explains in depth the 7 categories of people who will be in the Shade of Allaah’s Throne on a day which there will be no shade except this shade – The lecture also touches on critical issues of worship and creed of a believer.

Qadar (Predestination)

Qadar is a very sensitive topic. It is the sixth pillar of faith, and many people have gone astray regarding it. Some have denied it altogether while others have gone to such extremes in affirming it that they end up denying human free will. The truth as elucidated in Islamic teachings is between these two extremes. In dealing with this topic in his book A‘laam as-Sunnah al-Manshoorah, Shaikh Al-Hakami has extracted from the works of the early scholars the majority of the most important points which must be grasped in order to have a correct understanding. His mode of presentation is the Q&A style, as it was designed as a concise teaching text, whose main body was easily memorized. The commentary represents a brief elucidation of some of the more difficult points through the addition of useful material from other classical texts like that of al-‘Aqeedah at-Tahaawiyyah as well as modern texts like Dr. Saleh’s compilation The Salaf’s Guide to the Understanding of Al-Qadaa wal-Qadar.

 

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Judgement Day - Heaven and Hell

1. Has there come to you the narration of the overwhelming (i.e. The Day of Resurrection)? 2. Some faces, that Day will be humiliated (in Hell-fire) 3. Labouring (hard in the worldly life by worshipping others besides Allah), weary ( in the Hereafter with humility & disgrace) 4.They will enter in the hot blazing Fire

My way to Islam

A thought provoking series of lectures on the Islamic beliefs concerning the Akhirah (the Next life): The process of Death, the pain and punishment of the grave, the minor and major signs of the Last Day, the Resurrection from the graves, the Reckoning before Allah and the final abode Paradise or Hell. Delivered in an atmosphere of social upheaval and political turmoil in the Middle East, these presentations are a must for all who need an authentic look at the threatening events of our times.

Angels and Jinns

The world of human beings, plants and animals is only that which meets the eye. Yet Allah has also created the Angels and the Jinns. All of this creation worships Him. It is an aspect of the Muslim's belief to accept the existence of other beings. The Angels & Jinns, looks at the Islamic viewpoint dealing with the nature of these creations and how they interact with our world.

7 Habits of Truly Successful People

Motivational speakers have traditionally focused in their speeches on strategies and guidelines to achieve success in this world. While these strategies may help produce some limited benefits in this life, they fail to consider the life to come. As Allah, The Most High said “Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children – like the example of a rain whose [resulting] plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow, then it becomes [scattered] debris. And in the Hereafter is severe punishment and forgiveness from Allah and approval. And what is the life of this world, but a deceptive enjoyment?” In this audio presentation, Dr. Abu Ammenah Bilal Phillips discusses the true meaning of success and seven of the habits possessed by truly successful people – those who, through revelation, were promised Paradise. 7 Habits of Truly Successful People is not only an inspiring and soul energizing program, but a strong reminder and a road map to Islamic excellence.

 

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The Oneness of God

Many of the world's 6 billion people do not believe in Allah as the only GOD worthy of worship. In fact, most either associate partners with ALLAH, or completely deny that he exists. This two part series helps explain the attributes of ALLAH All Mighty. The Oneness of GOD Pt 2 continues to explain the significance of this topic, which continues where the Oneness of GOD Pt 1 left.

 

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Deviation of the Ummah: Past and Present

Throughout time man has deviated. The people who were alive during the time of the prophets before the Prophet Muhammad (saw) deviated just as those who are alive now deviate. So, as a result deviation is nothing new. However, we may extract benefit from the mistakes of the past. This presentation is meant to inform us of the various types of deviation which have occurred, so their mistakes will not be repeated. This lecture is also a source of historical reference material.

Contemporary Issues

Contemporary Issues is a lecture series that is designed specifically for dawah to non Muslims as well as Muslims. The issues presented in this series are those that are most often mentioned and the most controversial. * An analysis of the people who are being invited, the ones who are being given the dawah; also includes an introduction to polygamy in Islam, showing the perspective Muslims should have on this so-called “taboo” issue. * Comments on spouse selection, religious intermarriage, and a defense on claims of marital oppression by the Prophet (s), marital rape, the husband’s role in marriage, domestic violence, and corporal punishment. * Divorce, alimony, abortion, methods of contraception, population control, and the veil in Islam. * Women’s inheritance, separation in education, and capital punishment. * Women emanating men and men emanating women; why apostasy equals execution; dietary law issues; the prohibition of music. * Imagery and photography; the Islamic position on evolutionary theory; the Big Bang Theory, and cloning. *Cosmetic surgery, organ donation, medical study, euthanasia, and aliens. * Economic issues, terrorism etc

 

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The Sciences Of Hadith

A very comprehensive course with Bilal Philips concerning the "Uloom Al Hadeeth." A very intensive series covering numerous topics relating to hadeeth and the sciences. Constitutes of 10 parts, and has a run time of approximately 9 Hours and 35 Minutes.

 

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