Author: Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Al-Hidaayah (UK)
About the Book:
This book covers the very basis of the religion of Islam, the belief in the oneness of Allah. This text is unique in that it covers many of the essential points of belief that every Muslim should be aware of. The author has also dealt with some of the obnoxious practices and superstitions that the Muslims of today have fallen into such as fortune-telling, grave worship and good luck charms. The uniqueness of this work lies not only in its thorough treatment of the subject in a fluid and uncomplicated style but also in its modern presentation of classical theological issues.
About the Author:
Dr 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 University 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.
Abu Ameenah taught Islamic Education and Arabic in private schools in Riyadh for over ten years and for three years he lectured M.Ed. students in the Islamic Studies department of Shariff Kabunsuan Islamic University in Cotobato City, Mindanao, Philippines. 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.