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 the virtual educational institution
Islamic Online University and Discover Islam, an Islamic center based in Dubai. He reaches mass
Muslim audiences through his television appearances on India-based satellite channel, Peace TV.