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Nominee Profile

Name:Dr.Bilal Philips
Category: Most Influential Muslim Man of the Year
Total Votes: 10903

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List of the nominee's achievements:

Dr.Bilal Philips today known as founder and head of Islamic Online University which he founded in 2007 offering a totally free diploma course in Islamic Studies. In 2010 the online campus started its accredited Bachelor Degree in Islamic Studies and Master Degree in Islamic Studies in 2013.
His mission is to educate the ummah by enabling higher education to all, reaching its 6th years currently IOU has been registered with over 142,000 students around the globe.

Islamic Online University might be his greatest achievement and dedication to the ummah, but he had served in years of journey before he founded the university.
Dr.Bilal Philips had been founded and headed numbers of institutions in da'wah and education such founded the first Islamic Information Center (Dubai,UAE), served as head of Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Preston University (Ajman,UAE) lecturing and directing Da'wah and Education at Qatar Guest Center (Doha,Qatar), founder and head of the English medium Islamic studies department of Knowledge International University, Riyadh; founder and head of the College of Da’wah and Islamic Culture (English Section) at Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan; founder and head of Preston International University College in Chennai, India; and founder and Dean of the Islamic Studies Academy in Doha, Qatar.

He also had written, translated, edited and commented on over 100 published Islamic books in various topics, and presenting Islamic programs in various TV channels in various country.
Currently Dr.Bilal Philips is the Imaan and khateeb at Abu Hurairah Center where he teaches free university level classes weekly and counsels Muslim families two days per week.

The impact and influence the nominee had on the Muslim word:

His mission and dedication has been enabling Muslims around the world in all level to get the true Islamic knowledge, give them strength in finding Islamic solution to today's Muslims challenges.

The impact and influence the nominee had on the world and humanity:

By enabling Islamic education to all, it gives opportunity to non Muslims to know the true Islamic teaching. Other than that, Islamic Online University (IOU) which Dr.Bilal Philips founded could possibly the first free accredited online degree on the globe.

How the nominee’s activities and achievement will continue to impact and influence in the future:

With better Islamic understanding both among Muslim and non-Muslim around the world hopefully it will helps world community to live in better religious living experience.

List of any references that support the nomination, i.e books, magazaines, websites, ..etc

Dr.Bilal Philips's website
Islamic Online University
Abu Hurairah Center

Well known authored books: Fundamentals of Tawheed, The Evolution of Fiqh