Da’wah in Contemporary Times

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 […]

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 […]

Launching the BAIS at IOU

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 […]

Trip to Muscat

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 […]

Friday Khutbah at Green Village Mosque, Doha

I just returned to Doha, Qatar, from Sudan, early Friday morning, which happened to be Christmas Day, so I decided to do the Friday Khutbah on Celebrating Christmas and the Mawlid. I addressed the fact that greeting Christians or others with the traditional Christmas greeting “merry Christmas” or “happy Christmas” was not permissible for a Muslim […]

The Search for Inner Peace

The Search for Inner Peace

The topic of inner peace addresses a universal need. There is nobody on this planet that does not desire inner peace. It is not a desire that is new to our time; rather, it is something that everybody has been searching for throughout the ages, regardless of colour, creed, religion, race, nationality, age, sex, wealth, [...]


All praise is due to Allaah who expressed the highest praise for the “caller” to his religion saying: “And who is better in speech than one who calls to Allaah and works righteousness and says: ‘Surely I am of the Muslims.’ ” (41: 33). And may Allaah’s peace and blessings be on Prophet Muhammad, the […]

Reply To Critcs

Indeed all praise is due to Allaah, as such we should praise Him, seek His help and ask His forgiveness. We seek refuge with Allaah from the evils within ourselves and the evils resulting from our deeds. Whoever Allaah guides, none can misguide and whoever Allaah allows to go astray, none can guide. I bear […]

Rulings on Ramadaan for Women

This is an extract of the rulings related to Ramadaan for women from Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih Aal ‘Uthaymeen’s rulings on female bleeding entitled Ithnaani wa Khamsoona Su’aalan ‘an Ahkaam il-Hayd (Fifty-Two Questions on the Laws Concerning Menstruation) translated by Dr. Bilal Philips. Some questions from a collection of Islaamic rulings on women’s issues, Fataawaa […]