By Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips. The science of hadith terminology and assessment is a particularly complex field of study. However, Dr. Bilal Philips has managed to simplify the topic and make it quite relevant for our times. He addresses some of the most challenging questions raised concerning the validity of hadith literature.
About the Author: 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-Deen) at eh 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 (which is now known as Discover Islam) and the Foreign Literature Department of Dar al Fatah Islamic Press in Sharjah, UAE. In the year 2001, Dr. Bilal established the first accredited Islamic university on the Internet (www.islamconlineuniversity.com). He was a professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University in Dubai and Ajman University as well as the founder and head of the Department of Islamic Studies at Preston University Ajman. Currently Dr. Philips is the head of the Sharee’ah Committee of the Qatar Guest Center, and the Dean of the Islamic Studies Academy in Doha, Qatar. International Islamic Publishing House, English, Hardback: 245 pages.