Canadian Islamic teacher, speaker, author, founder and chancellor of the International Open University, who lives in Qatar
Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips (born: Dennis Bradley Philips; July 17, 1947), is a Canadian Islamic teacher, speaker, author, founder and chancellor of the International Open University, who lives in Qatar.
He has written, translated and commented on over 50 Islamic books and has appeared or presented on numerous national and satellite television channels, including Saudi TV, Sharjah TV, Ajman TV, Islam Channel, Huda TV, and Peace TV. He considers himself a Salafi who advocates a traditional, literal form of Islam. He has also publicly rejected the work of Tableegh stating Muslims going out for their personal reformation is wrong and an innovation.
FriendshipA wife and a husband should be regarded as friends for the sake of Allaah. And that friendship is above material needs; each encouraging the other one to do good deeds, which are pleasing to Allaah.
Allah has tailor made the test for each and every one of us and none of us will be given something which we can't bear. I am given something that I can bear and you are given something that YOU can bear. The tests won't be the same for you and me. This is why suicide is the a great wrong because by suicide you're basically declaring, 'Oh Allah this is too much, I can't take it anymore!
Don't panic and lose hope even if there's a mountain in your pathtalk to the One who created the mountains.
The beautiful thing about calling out to your Lord is that you don't always have to put your feelings into words
The hardest thing is to give up something you love, for the sake of Allah. But remember Allah never takes without giving something better.