Monday, December 10, 2012

Prophet's (pbuh) advice to Mu'adh - Dr. Bilal Philips

Mu'adh ibn Jabal, one of the companions who accepted Islam from Madina, from the tribe of Khazraj. He was one who the Prophet (saws) gave special responsiblities, especially in the area of da'wah. He is well known for the hadith of the call to Tawheed where the Prophet (saws) sent him to Yemen as the governer, judge, teacher of Yemen and told him that you're coming to a people from the people of the book and the first thing that you should call them to is the oneness, unique oneness of Allah. If they accept that, then inform them that Allah has made obligatory on them five daily prayers and so on and so forth.

Here we're going to be looking at another occaison in which the Prophet (saws) gave Mu'adh a special message. A message which Mu'adh conveyed to the Ummah as a whole. This message contained a special du'a which the Prophet (saws) taught him and on the basis of which the Prophet (saws) expressed his great love for Mu'adh.

DR. ABU AMEENAH BILAL PHILIPS was born in Jamaica, West Indies, and grew up in Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972.

He completed a B.A. from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool ad-Deep) at the Islamic University of Madeenah in 1979 and a M.A. in Islamic Theology in 1985 at the University of Riyadh, College of Education. In 1994 he completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales.

From 1994 to 2001, Dr. Bilal founded and directed the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and the Foreign Literature Department of Dar al Fatah Islamic Press in Sharjah, UAE.

In the year 2001, Dr. Bilal established the Islamic Online University, the first accredited Islamic university on the Internet.

He was a professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University in Dubai and Ajman University, head of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Preston University-Ajman, UAE, a lecturer and director of Da'wah and Education at Qatar Guest Center, Doha, Qatar, and is currently the Dean of the Islaamic Studies Academy in Doha (see: ) More information about him and his activities may be found at

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