Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was born in Jamaica, but grew up in Canada where he accepted Islaam in 1972. He completed a diploma in Arabic and a B.A. from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool ad-been) at the Islamic University of Madeenah in 1979. At the University of Riyadh., College of Education he completed an M.A. in Islamic Theology in 1985 and in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, U.K., he also completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology in 1994. He taught Islamic Education and Arabic in private schools in Riyadh for over ten years. Between 1992 and 1.994, Dr. Bilal Philips established and lectured in the graduate and undergraduate Departments of Islamic Studies in the College of Education of Shariff Kabunsua.n Islamic University in Cotabato City, Mindanao, Philippines. Since 1994 he has founded and directed the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, U.A.E. and the Department of Foreign Languages at Dar al Fatah Islamic Press in Sharjah, U.A.E.
Among his published works are translations of Ibn Taymeeyah’s Essay on the Jinn, The Devil’s Deception and Arabic Calligraphy in Manuscripts. He has also co-authored Polygamy in Islam, and authored Evolution of Fiqh, Tafseer Soorah al-Hujuraat The Ansaar Cult, Fundamentals o f Tawheed, Salvation Through Repentance, Islamic Studies series, Hajj and `Umrah According to Qur’aan and Sunnah, Islamic Rules on Menstruation, Arabic Reading and Writing Made Easy, Arabic Grammar Made Easy, The Purpose o f Creation, The Best in Islaam, Dream Interpretation and Funeral Rites in Islam.