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The Jumu’ah Today

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Al hamdulillaah the Jumu’ah far exceeded our wildest expectations. Depending solely (after Allah) on only word-of-mouth announcements, a few emails, a post on Qatar living, more than 900 people attended and the mosque was filled almost to capacity – Allahu Akbar. It looks as though we will have to make arrangement for rugs outside the […]

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Jumu’ah in English at Aspire Mosque

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Al hamdulillaah, the Qatar Awqaf’s approval for a second mosque in Doha in which the Friday khutbah will be given in English was finalized yesterday, and today the official formalities were completed with me as the designated Khateeb. Some pictures of the mosque will be added later and the khutbah will be recorded – in […]

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First Video Upload on My Youtube Channel

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Today I am uploading my first lecture on my youtube channel (www.youtube.com/aabphilips) after my announcement of the channel a few weeks back. The URL is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XPwzlp2_Q4 It was a lecture on “Islam and Modernism” given in Maldives last August and was a major event on the island nation organized by Jamiyyat as-Salaf, broadcast on national tv […]

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Da’wah in Contemporary Times

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I will be delivering a two-week intensive course on Da’wah in Contemporary Times as a part of the Omdurman Islamic University curriculum for the College of Da’wah – Allah willing. The course is aimed at developing an awareness about the need for Da’wah in these times, an understanding of its different schools and movements, and the […]

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500 Most Influential Muslims

A dear friend of mine, Riaz Ansary, sent me a link http://www.rissc.jo/muslim500v-1L.pdf where a book has been produced which claims to list the top 500 most influential Muslims. To my surprise I found on page 159 the following:  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES philips, dr abu ameenah bilal A notable convert and Islamic scholar, Philips is founder of […]

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Launching the BAIS at IOU

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Just came back from an intensive weekend (7-8 Jan) in Oman with my core IOU (Islamic Online University) team and the stage has now been set for launching the Bachelors in Islamic studies (BAIS) in March 2010. Registration will begin from the 15th of January, Allah willing. Al-hamdulillaah, an excellent promo was completed by one […]

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Trip to Muscat

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I am currently in Muscat, Oman, meeting with the members of my team for the IOU in order to get the systems ready to launch the FREE BA in Islamic Studies by the end of this month. Tomorrow I’ll be giving a talk to those involved in Da’wah at the Grand Mosque of Sultan Qaboos on […]

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