BIOGRAPHY OF DR. BILAL PHILIPS BY WIKIPEDIA

Born
Dennis Bradley Philips
Kingston, Jamaica
Nationality
Canadian
Ethnicity
Jamaican
Era
Modern
Occupation
Islamic preacher
Religion
Islam
Denomination
Sunni
Movement
Salafi
Notable idea(s)
founder of Islamic Online
University
Alma mater
B.A. – Islamic University of
Medina
M.A. – King Saud University
Ph.D. – University of Wales
Website
http://www.bilalphilips.com
Abu Ameenah Bilal
Philips , born Dennis
Bradley Philips, is a
Canadian Muslim teacher,
speaker, and author who
lives in Qatar.[1] He appears
on Peace TV, which is a 24-
hour Islamic satellite TV
channel.[2][3] He considers
himself a Salafi who
advocates a traditional,
literal form of Islam.[4]
Biography
Education
Philips had encountered
Islam several times in his
travels, but the book that
won him over was Islam, The
Misunderstood Religion by
Muhammad Qutb, the younger
brother of Sayyid Qutb.[5]
He received his B.A. degree
from the Islamic University of
Medina and his M.A. in
ʿAqīdah (Islamic Theology)
from the King Saud
University in Riyadh, then to
the University of Wales, St.
David's University College
(now University of Wales,
Trinity Saint David
). There at the Lampeter
Campus he completed his
1993 PhD thesis, Exorcism in
Islam.[6]
Islamic Online
University
Philips founded the Islamic
Online University in Qatar.[7]
On his website Philips writes
that distant learning is
becoming an effective tool by
which ordinary Muslims may
learn their faith.[8]
Controversies
Philips came under criticism in
Britain for seeming to
condone suicide bombers.[9]
He said of suicide bombing:
"When you look at the mind
of the suicide bomber, it's a
different intention altogether
… The [enemy] is either too
heavily armed, or they don't
have the type of equipment
that can deal with it, so the
only other option they have
is to try to get some people
amongst them and then
explode the charges that
they have to try to destroy
the equipment and to save
the lives of their comrades.
So this is not really
considered to be suicide in
the true sense. This is a
military action and human
lives are sacrificed in that
military action. This is really
the bottom line for it and
that's how we should look at
it."[10] However, Philips did
condemn the takfiri group
Boko Haram during a visit to
Nigeria.[11]
Philips also said that there is
no such thing as rape in
marriage.[9][10] He argued
that a woman is obliged to
give herself to her husband
and that the husband may
not be charged with rape.[12]
In 2007 Philips was banned
from entering Australia on
the advice of national
security agencies.[13]
In 2010 Philips was banned
from entering the UK by home
secretary Theresa May for
holding "extremist views".
[10][14]
In April 2011, Philips was
banned from re-entering
Germany as persona non
grata.[15]
In 2012, Philips was banned
from entering Kenya over
possible terror links.[16][17]
[18] Philips was named by
the US government as an
unindicted co-conspirator in
the 1993 World Trade Centre
bombing.[13][19][20][21]
In 2013, his Twitter account
was hacked by spammers.
[22]
In 2014, armed officers
raided Islamic institutions in
Prague, detaining 20 people
during Friday Prayer at a
mosque and a community
center, and arresting the
publisher of a book authored
by Philips entitled "The
Fundamentals of Tawheed".
[9] Law enforcement officials
claimed the book "incites
xenophobia and violence". A
spokesman for the Czech
police, Pavel Hanták stated
that he did not want to help
promote a book that
disseminated racism, anti-
Semitism and violence
against what it called
"inferior races." Philips
defended his book stating
that there was “no place for
racism” within it.[9]
In June 2014, the
Bangladeshi intelligence
service ordered Phillips, who
had come to Dhaka to give
lectures, to leave the
country.[23][24]
In September 2014, Philips
was arrested[25] in the
Philippines for “inciting and
recruiting people to conduct
terrorist activities.”[26][27]
[28] He was expected to be
deported by Philippine
immigration authorities after
police arrested him in
southern Davao City.[27][29]
[30] Eddie Delima, an
immigration officer in Davao
stated: "He’s classified as
undesirable because of his
extremist views and possible
link to terrorist groups".[27]
[28] The director of the
Philippine National Police in
Southern Mindanao, said
Philips is being questioned
for his possible links with
terror groups including the
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq
and Syria)
.[25] He was deported from
the Philippines back to
Canada.[31][32]
Publications
Books
The Purpose of Creation ,
Islamic Book Services;
ISBN
978-8172-313-586[33]
The True Religion Of God,
Islamic Book Services;
ISBN
978-8172-314-781[34]
The Fundamentals of
TAWHEED (Islamic
Monotheism) International
Islamic Publishing House;
ISBN 9960-9648-0-9[35]
The Evolution of Fiqh
(Islamic Law & The Madh-
habs) International Islamic
Publishing House (Edited
by Bradley Philips); ISBN
9960-672-86-7[36]
Usool Al Hadeeth (The
Methodology of Hadith
Evaluation) International
Islamic Publishing House;
ISBN 9960-9871-4-0[37]
Usool at-Tafseer (The
Methodology of Qur'anic
Interpretation)
International Islamic
Publishing House; ISBN
9960-9533-2-7[38]
Tafseer Surah al-Hujurat ,
International Islamic
Publishing House; ISBN
978-9960-967-707[39]
The Clash of Civilisations,
Al-Hidaayah Publishing &
Distribution; ISBN
978-1898-649-717[40]
True Message of Jesus
Christ, Islamic Book
Services 2006; ISBN
81-7231-360-8[41]
Purpose of Creation, 84pp,
Islamic Book Services
2002; ISBN
81-7231-358-6[42]
Funeral Rites in Islam,
International Islamic
Publishing House; ASIN
9960850846[43]
Polygamy in Islam, Islamic
Book Services; ISBN
81-7231-715-8[44]
Islamic Studies, Al-
Basheer 2002; ISBN
1-898649-19-7[45]
Islamic Studies: Book 1,
International Islamic
Publishing House; ISBN
978-9960-850-931[46]
Islamic Studies: Book 2,
International Islamic
Publishing House; ISBN
978-9960-850-948[47]
Islamic Studies: Book 3,
International Islamic
Publishing House; ISBN
978-9960-850-955[48]
Islamic Studies: Book 4,
International Islamic
Publishing House; ISBN
978-9960-850-962[49]
Arabic Grammar Made
Easy: Book 1, A.S.
Noordeen; ISBN
978-9830-652-511[50]
Arabic Reading & Writing
Made Easy, A.S. Noordeen;
ISBN
978-9830-651-415[51]
Salvation through
Repentance, International
Islamic Publishing House;
ISBN
978-9960-672-960[52]
Dream Interpretation
According to the Qur'an
and Sunnah, Islamic Book
Service; ISBN
978-8172-314-224[53]
The Possession of Izzan,
Dakwah Corner Bookstore;
ISBN
978-983-44208-1-9[54]
The Exorcist Tradition In
Islam, Al-Hidaayah
Publishing & Distribution ;
ISBN
978-1898-649-724[55]

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