Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips is a contemporary Islamic scholar, teacher, speaker and writer who lives in Qatar. He was born in Jamaica on January 6, 1946 and grew up in Canada from a family of educators and has a grandfather who works as a bible scholar and Christian priest. In 1972 he converted to Islam and received a B.A degree from the Islamic University of Medina. He continued his studies in Riyadh at King Saud University, graduating and then obtained his MA degree.
In the early 1990s he received a Ph.D. from Wales University. He was the founder of the Islamic information center which is now known as Discover Islam in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 1994. He opposed the problem of terrorism which dropped Islam in the eyes of the world. He suggested that the problem between Muslims and Non-Muslims could be solved by education. However, according to an investigation conducted in Britain that he had a relationship with terrorism.
However, in his interview he said that he had not entered the United States since 1995 and what was released was mass media engineering. He also received many accusations such as the 1993 WTC bombing. He was also banned from entering Germany as Persona non grata. Another controversial activity is that he opposes homosexuality and states that homosexuals should be executed from countries that use Islamic law.
B.A. Islamic Studies,
M.A. Aqeedah, &
PhD Islamic Theology
B.A. – Islamic University of Medina,
M.A. – King Saud University,
PhD – University of Wales
Full Name: Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Place of Birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Date of Birth: Sunday, January 6, 1946