Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips is a Jamaican Canadian Islamic Scholar who converted to Islam in the early seventies after journeying politically and intellectually from Christianity to Communism. Shortly after his reversion to Islam, he embarked on a spiritual academic journey to the other side of the world seeking Islamic knowledge. This journey took him to Saudi Arabia where he completed a BA in Islamic studies in Madeenah, and an MA in Islamic Theology in Riyadh, then to the University of Wales, UK, where he completed a PhD in Islamic Theology in the early nineties.

After graduation from Madeenah, Dr Bilal became a teacher of Islamic studies for 10 years in an Islamic High School, Manaret Riyadh, and a lecturer of Arabic and Islamic studies in the American University in Dubai, UAE, for another 10 years. During his 10 years in the UAE, he founded and taught at the Islamic Information Center in Dubai, and during his subsequent 7 years in Qatar he has been an Islamic consultant and lecturer for the Islamic Information wing of Sh. Eed Charity.

Dr Bilal Philips has written, translated and commented on over 50 published books on various Islamic topics. He has also edited and published the 56 book Eemaan Reading Series for children and presented Islamic programs for a number of years on Riyadh Channel 2TV, Sharjah TV for ten years, as well as Peace TV, Huda TV, Islam Channel, UK, and the Deen Show, Chicago, USA.

In 2002 Dr Philips founded and headed the Islamic studies department of Preston University, Ajman, UAE, and in 2007 he founded and headed the Islamic Studies Academy, Doha, Qatar, while simultaneously launching the Islamic Online University (www.islamiconlineuniversity.com) which is currently offering free Islamic courses to over 100,000 registered students from over 207 different countries world wide, and for which he was included in the Jordanian publication, The 500 Most Influential Muslims.

Dr Bilal subsequently founded and headed, in 2008, the English medium Islamic studies department of Knowledge International University, who’s Chancellor is Shaikh Dr. ‘Abdur-Rahman ibn ‘Abdil-Azeez Al Sudais and who’s President of the board of trustees is Shaikh ‘Abdul-Azeez ibn ‘Abdullah Al Shaikh, Mufti of Saudi Arabia. More recently, in 2009, Dr Bilal Philips founded and headed the College of Da’wah and Islamic Culture (English Section), Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan, and established and directed Preston International College (www.prestonchennai.ac.in) in Chennai, India.

In March 2010, Dr Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips launched, for the first time in history, an accredited tuition-free BA in Islamic Studies degree course at the Islamic Online University (www.islamiconlineuniversity.com/bais/).

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Why Do Muslim Jurists Disagree? by Dr. Muhammad Abdelrahman

Have you ever wondered why Muslim jurists disagree on certain matters? Or why it’s important for all Muslims to understand the reasons behind the juristic differences? There are many reasons why the scholars sometimes disagree and it is incumbent upon all Muslims to understand the reasoning behind it. It is also vital for Muslims to know the types of differences that exist between the scholars and what the Islamic position is when it comes to differences of opinion in matters of faith. The Islamic Online University sheds light on this matter through the upcoming webinar “Why Do Muslim Jurists Disagree?” Presented by Dr. Muhammad Abdelrahman Salama, please tune into the LIVE Webinar on April 29 th , 2017 at 5:00PM Qatar time. You’ll also learn about the relationship between ijtihad and differences of opinion, plus so much more! REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-MuslimJurists

4/29/2017 5:00:00 PM +03:00

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A Muslim's Guide to Social Media by Shaykh Ismail Kamdar

This webinar will cover key aspects of Muslim manners on social media which include: ➤ Intentions ➤ Correcting Others ➤ Privacy Issues ➤ Focusing on what is beneficial REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-SocialMedia ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Shaykh Ismail Kamdar began his study of Islam at the age of thirteen. He has been actively involved in Islamic work since the age of sixteen. He has completed a seven year Alim course in 2007 and a BA in Islamic Studies from Islamic Online University in 2014. He is currently a senior lecturer, as well as the Faculty Manager of the Islamic Online University, and is involved in multiple Dawah projects. Over the past decade, Shaykh Ismail has served as a school teacher and administrator in multiple schools in South Africa and India. He has also delivered lectures and workshops in many locations locally and abroad, and appeared on many Radio Stations across the country. He has also served as a Radio Presenter at Radio Al-Ansaar for several years, until November 2016. He is the founder of Islamic Self Help. A website dedicated to providing personal development material with an Islamic perspective. Shaykh Ismail is the author of Having Fun the Halal Way: Entertainment in Islam, Getting The Barakah: An Islamic Guide to Time Management, Best Of Creation: An Islamic Guide to Self-Confidence, and Homeschooling 101, among other titles.

3/11/2017 7:00:00 PM +03:00

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What if I was the Fourth Guy?

Have you always wanted to study the hadith about the three men in the cave? Join Ustadh Mohamad Baajour this February 25th at 7pm Qatar time for “What if I was the Fourth Guy?” which is an in-depth explanation about the hadith and a lecture that will give viewers a chance to reflect on the moral of the story while placing themselves right in the cave and asking themselves “What if I was the Fourth Guy?”. You’ll learn: Our duties towards our parents How to control your desire in times of temptation Ways to implement a moral code of character in your business dealings …& so much more! ~Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn more about this hadith and discover the areas in your life where you make the choice to enjoin good and forbid evil. REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-HadithOfCave

2/25/2017 7:00:00 PM +02:00

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Whatever Tomorrow Brings - The Divine Reliance

What does it mean to rely upon Allah (tawakkul)? Does it mean we do nothing and wait for Allah’s decree to fall on us? Does it mean we don’t take any chances and blame it upon what has already been written against our names under the guise of “fate”? Where do we draw the link between relying upon Allah and doing hard work from our end to achieve something? What is the first thing that comes to our mind when we say “tawakkul”? Did you know there are 4 pillars for tawakkul? We at Islamic Online University present “Whatever Tomorrow Brings”, a webinar by Mohammad Elshinawy, where you will learn: ➤ The futility of depending on others. ➤ The 4 pillars of proper tawakkul. ➤ Getting cheated for your proper tawakkul. ➤ And much more! When: 21st January 2017 Where: online Time: 8:00 PM Qatar time REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-TwakkalOnAllah

1/21/2017 8:00:00 PM +03:00

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Pen And Paper - The art of creative writing

Islamic Online University presents a FREE webinar: Pen And Paper - The art of creative writing What will I learn? ➥ Why going through the steps of the writing process is important ➥ How to properly go through the steps of the writing process ➥ What is the most important step of the writing process ➥ How to take notes for a writing assignment What will I get? ➥ Free one-on-one 40-minute writing tutorial for the first 3 registrants or free coupon for Udemy writing course ➥ Discounted coupons- 50% off on Udemy writing course ➥ Discounted coupons- 25% off on Udemy writing course Pdf of the webinar ➥ Opportunity to ask questions Register here: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-PenAndPaper ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Rasheedah Abdul-Hakeem is an experienced American teacher and education consultant. She has a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania, with a major in both Reading/Writing/Literacy and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She has experience teaching children and adults, both in the States and abroad. Her experience includes teaching ESL, EFL, English, Spanish, Arabic, Islamic Studies and Reading (She is a Certified Reading Specialist). Additionally, she has studied at several Islamic universities and institutes- correspondence, online and on-site (in Arabic-speaking countries) and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in shariah. ​ In addition to teaching and studying, Rasheedah has designed several English and Education courses for IOU.

12/4/2016 7:00:00 PM +03:00

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Unleash Your True Potential

Running short of time? Wondering how you can make the best use of your potential and overload your bag with good deeds before your time on Earth runs away? With every breath we take, we are one step closer to entering our graves, so how can we do our best, please Allah and enter Jannah? Did you know that there are two surahs in the Quran, which give you mind blowing advice on this issue? Do you want to know what they are? Do you want to know how you can put these surahs into practice, in your life, now and forever? This 2 part webinar series by Islamic Online University in collaboration with Falaq, is for you! Presented by Fahad Sarwani Webinar 1: Title: Divine Success Subtitle: Reflection on Surah Al-Asr Date: 12th of November Topics: - the link between time and energy - the power of belief - the divine formula - balanced priorities Webinar 2: Title: The Epitome of Creation Subtitle: Reflection on Surah Teen Date: 26th of November Topics: - what makes humans so special - The reality of the human potential - what are the factors that bring the human to the lowest of the lows REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/IOUFalaqWebinars

11/26/2016 12:00:00 AM +03:00

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Islam, Money and You by brother Mansoor Danish

This webinar will introduce the concept of Money in Islam. It will answer basic questions about the status of money in islam. By the end of the webinar, the attendees will be able to: ► To know the status of money in Islam ► Understand the Time value of Money in Islam ► Future of Money in Conventional Finance and an Islamic Perspective to the same REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-IslamAndMoney

11/19/2016 7:00:00 PM +03:00

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Solace 2016 - IOU's Online Conference on Psychological Wellbeing

Islamic Online University's second online conference on psychological wellbeing is scheduled to air from October 29 to 31, 2016 inshaAllah! This completely FREE 3-day event will be power packed with pieces of advice and solutions from the psychological perspective in the light of Quran and sunnah! REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/IOUSolace2016 You will learn: ► The causes, signs and symptoms of mental illness, stress, anxiety, grief, dementia and depression ► Postpartum depression and how you can catch the symptoms in the initial stages. ► Addiction and its types, with treatment based on different methodologies ► Eating disorders and ways to start living a healthy life ► How to use ruqya ► Ways to deal with a hyperactive child. ► And much more Find out complete details here: http://www.solace.iou.edu.gm/ DISCLAIMER: The qualified scholars, life-coaches and professionals at the IOU events are of various ethnic backgrounds and come from different parts of the world. What they all have in common is their love for knowledge, and the desire to spread the authentic and beneficial knowledge. All of them strive very hard to present their presentations in the most effective manner for the benefit of the students and general public. The views expressed in presentations made for the IOU meetings, webinars or other IOU events are those of the speaker and not, necessarily, of the IOU. Presentations or the presence of speakers at the IOU events do not constitute an endorsement of the speaker or the speaker's views by the University.

10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM +03:00

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Islamic Fiction - A Powerful Tool in Modern Times by sister Umm Zakiyya

Islamic Online University in collaboration with Sr. Umm Zakiyyah offers a webinar Islamic Fiction: A Powerful Tool in the Modern Times where we will talk about various aspects of Islamic Fiction ranging from explaining what Islamic Fiction means to how to use it for da'wah and educational puposes. Register now: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-IslamicFiction

8/21/2016 7:00:00 PM +03:00

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Ramadan Retreat 2016 - Refresh your Emaan

This Ramadan, Islamic Online University has something special for you! :) The Islamic Online University proudly presents Ramadan Retreat 2016 from May 20 - June 30. Presented by 9 speakers from around the world! Speakers: Dr. Bilal Philips Shaykh Abdur-Raheem McCarthy (عبدالرحيم مكارثي) Shaykh Sajid Ahmed Umar Shaykh Hussain Yee Brother Majed Mahmoud Sister Amina Khan Sister Alima Ashfaq Shaykh Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar Brother Mansoor Danish REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/IOURamadanRetreat2016

6/2/2016 12:00:00 AM +03:00

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Time Hack - It’s About Time by Fahad Sarwani

Never Say ‘I Don’t Have Time’ Again Are you alwaysracing against time? Are you unable to fulfill your commitments? Do you suffer from a lack of determination? Would you like to be moreproductive? Do you feel like you never get anything done? Do you always feel stressed out? Islamic Online University's Time Management webinar is here! Time Hack. It’s about time.. - Fulfill your dreams - Live a stress-free life - Get things done - Organize your life - Manage your priorities - Strengthen your willpower - Overcome your time-wasters REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-TimeHack

5/14/2016 7:00:00 PM +03:00

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Fiqh of Zakat by Imam Abdullah Hasan

This webinar will introduce the participants to the third pillar of Islam – Zakat. We will explore the fiqh of zakat, how to calculate zakat as well as look at some of the contemporary issues pertaining to zakat on businesses, shares and stocks etc. Invite all your family and friends to the webinar on Fiqh of Zakat by Imam Abdullah Hasan going LIVE on Apr 30th. Don't forget to register here: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-FiqhOfZakat This webinar is a joint collaboration of Islamic Online University and National Zakat Foundation. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Imam Abdullah Hasan graduated with an Imam Diploma, BA and Ijaza Aliyah in Islamic Studies from a European Islamic seminary. He holds a diploma in Arabic from Zarqa Private University ( Jordan ) and studied at the faculty of Fiqh wa Usuluhu at the same university. Imam Abdullah Hasan has been Imam at Mosques in London, Manchester, Peterborough, UK. Imam at Imams Against Domestic Abuse (IADA), Advisor at Muslim Family Matters (MFM). Member of the National Council of Imams & Rabbis, UK. He presents the regularly famous Islamiqa Q & A show on Islam Channel on a weekly basis and is working at the National Zakat Foundation (NZF).

4/30/2016 8:30:00 PM +03:00

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Decision Making - The Islamic Way by sister Bela Khan

In this webinar by Islamic Online University, you will learn Decision making from contemporary and Islamic perspective including Istekhara, Shura and tawakal ‘alallah. Please register here: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-DecisionMaking

3/19/2016 8:00:00 PM +03:00

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Keeping Sincere on the path of Knowledge by Shaykh Omar Suleiman

Gaining Islamic knowledge and spreading it is a huge responsibility, one that comes with unbelievable rewards from Allah. But what if our intentions get corrupted along the way? What will happen if we are not sincere in our hearts when acquiring such knowledge? Join Sh. Omar Suleiman as he helps you learn how to remain sincere in the path of knowledge inshaAllah! REGISTER here: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-OmarSuleiman

2/6/2016 8:00:00 PM +03:00

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Remaining Steadfast in the Current Times by sister Alima Ashfaq

In this webinar, sister Alima Ashfaq will discuss about men and women within Islamic history, and the Qur'an who have faced troubling times, and how their faith strengthened them, and helped them remain firm, whilst showing courage and mercy to those who oppress them. She will discuss several verses and derive lessons from them. We will focus on women and men not allowing others to judge their with, but rather be beacons of light for their communities through their actions. REGISTER NOW: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-RemianingSteadfast ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Sr. Alima Ashfaq Sister Alima is the founder and director of I am Alima, and Women Of Ilm and aims to assist Muslim women in coming to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla, through Islamic knowledge. Sister Alima currently undertaking studies in Islamic Studies, sister Alima has not quenched her thirst for knowledge. She has studied under various scholars and students of knowledge in order to gain an extra insight into her religion and to better herself in her role as an I am Alima instructor. Her vision in life is to revive Islamic Scholarship among Muslim women in the West including helping to portray the correct image of Islam and its beliefs on women.She is currently undertaking an 'ijazah in the science of tajweed, due to her passion with the Qur'an. She has experience within various organisations and has held a number of leadership positions. Sister Alima has worked with several organisations, and lectured in all the main Universities in the UK, ranging from the University of Birmingham, to Sheffield University. She also takes a keen interest in personal development and regularly attends seminars in hope of improving herself. Furthermore, Alima has authored Du’as of a Superstars, Love Unveiled and Falling in Love. Also, herself and I am Alima compiled and edited Threads of Hope in conjunction with Sh. Muhammad Alshareef. She has presented a weekly show on Unity FM and is a keen blogger with posts on Muslim Matters, Productive Muslim, I am Alima’s own blog and her personal blog. She resides in Sheffield, UK, and currently spends her time between her husband and baby, Islamic studies and delivering lectures and courses around the UK, and online.

12/19/2015 7:00:00 PM +03:00

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The Miraculous Road to Success -Convert your professional and personal lives into 'Ibadah”

Islamic Online University with Br. Muhammad A Nubee presents: “The Miraculous Road to Success -Convert your professional and personal lives into 'Ibadah”. This exclusive webinar will cover some of the most important topics that will help you: Convert your lives into acts of worship Tread the path towards success Become successful in dunya and akhira Make every element of your life revolve around ibadah Make your way into Jannah easier inshaAllah Here’s your chance to please Allah, and earn tremendous rewards by inculcating Islam in your day-to-day lives! REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-RoadToSuccess ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Muhammad Nubee is an American-born citizen who reverted to Islam in 1976. Brother Muhammad is a lecturer, motivational speaker and life coach. Upon his reversion, he became actively involved in dawah by volunteering in the prisons to teach Islam to prison inmates. He eventually became one of the first full-time Islamic Prison Chaplains in the United States. In addition, he served as Imam of a local mosque in the US for several years as well as served on mosque and Muslim school Boards of Directors. In 2001, Muhammad moved his family to the United Arab Emirates. While in the Emirates, he became actively involved in Islamic learning programs, lecturing in various dawah centers, giving the Friday sermons to English speaking congregations and hosting an Islamic program on Sharjah TV. Most notably, in 2006 brother Muhammad co-founded Muslim Life Coaching and in 2009 developed and delivered a course onIslamic Management in Doha, Qatar, that is now an online course for the Islamic Online University. In addition to active involvement in Islamic projects and activities, he also held professional positions in US governmental agencies as well as several US Fortune 500 companies. Currently, he is Assistant Principal of Al Resalah International School of Science, Sharjah and CEO of Orange Education and Management Training, Dubai.

11/28/2015 7:00:00 PM +03:00

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The Muslim Youth - From Darkness to Light with Mansoor Danish

Our youth are facing various issues ranging from inability to find a righteous spouse to breaking bad addictions like pornography and alcohol. This exclusive webinar with brother Mansoor Danish will help the youth tread the path of righteousness, making them successful inshaAllah. REGISTER HERE: http://bit.ly/IOUYouthWebinar

11/14/2015 7:00:00 PM +03:00

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Outside the comfort zone: How to overcome your fears the Islamic way with Ismail Kamdar

Has low self confidence stopped you from reaching your full potential? Islamic Online University presents a powerful webinar, presented by shaykh Abu Muawiyah Ismail Kamdar, that will help you overcome your fears from an Islamic perspective so you can reach great heights inshaAllah. Learn why we are afraid to pursue our goals! The courage that true Tawheed should instill in us! Practical tips on gaining confidence and stepping out of your comfort zone! REGISTER HERE! http://bit.ly/IOUWebinar-ComfortZone

10/24/2015 7:00:00 PM +03:00

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Unveiled: Mystery Behind Dreams by Dr. Bilal Philips

Where do dreams come from? Do dreams have real meanings? Can anyone interpret dreams? Are there authentic books on dream interpretation? Can one see the Prophet in a dream? If one sees dead relatives in a dream, is it real? What are true dreams? Learn all this in this webinar by Dr. Bilal Philips and Islamic Online University REGISTER HERE http://bit.ly/IOUDreamsWebinar

9/12/2015 7:00:00 PM +03:00

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La Ilaha Illallah - The Inside Out of Islamic Aqeedah with Abdur-Raheem McCarthy

How important is aqeedah in a Muslim’s life? Is it necessary for us as Muslim to be concerned about our aqeedah or is it something to be left to the scholars alone? Join this webinar and arm yourself with knowledge on one of the most important topics that has lead to confusion and dilemma amongst Muslims worldwide. This webinar by shaykh Abdur-Raheem McCarthy (عبدالرحيم مكارثي) will give you answers to all this and more. Register NOW! http://bit.ly/IOUAqeedahWebinar Topics covered will be: 1- Importance of creed/Aqeedah in the Quran and Sunnah 2- History of Aqeedah as a science A-How the science initiated and how it was documented. B- Famous Aqeedah books C- Aqeedah. Different synonyms, one important discipline. 3- Primary Sources of Aqeedah 4- The correct Aqeedah 5- Reasons for differences in Aqeedah 6- Responding to unorthodox views in issues pertaining to creed/ Aqeedah 7- The main of objective of studying Aqeedah

8/22/2015 7:00:00 PM +03:00

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The Final Countdown: Maximize your ibadah in the last 10 days with Abdur-Raheem McCarthy

An exclusive webinar by Islamic Online University with shaykh Abdur-Raheem McCarthy (عبدالرحيم مكارثي) The Final Countdown: Maximize your ibadah in the last 10 days What you will learn from this webinar: How to benefit from the last 10 days The life of Prophet during the last 10 days The Salaf and the last 10 days The Night of Qadar The Fiqh of i'tkaaf Zakah Al-Fitar The lecture will be followed by a Q & A session. Session link: http://bit.ly/IOU-FinalDaysOfRamadan Date: 4th July 2015 Time: 3:00 pm Qatar time To check your local time: http://bit.ly/IOU-FinalDaysOfRamadan-LocalTime Share and invite :) IMP NOTE: You MUST REGISTER for webinar to be able to attend it. In case you will not be able to attend it, we will send you recording :) ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Shaykh AbdurRaheem McCarthy is of Irish-American heritage and was born and raised in the USA. After accepting Islam in 1994, he moved to Sudan and then Saudi Arabia where he spent 10 years in Madinah studying under the scholars and as a student in the Islamic University of Madinah. He graduated from the Arabic Institute and then from the faculty of Da'wah and Usool Ad-Deen, Islamic University of Madinah. He is well known from his TV shows on Peace TV, Huda TV, Tayba TV, Sharjah TV and Qatar TV, along with lecturing internationally with the Peace TV conference, and conferences in the UK, Canada, Ireland, Qatar, UAE and Sudan. Shaykh McCarthy has now decided to follow his roots and is living in Ireland, while supporting dawah projects internationally. He is an avid basketball & American football fan and loves to read, spend time with the family and enjoy the outdoors

7/4/2015 3:00:00 PM +03:00

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Ramadan Made Easy - A QA session with Dr. Bilal Philips

Do you have doubts about when suhoor time ends? Wondering what breaks your fast? Are you confused about the permissible and impressible matters during Ramadan? This webinar conducted by Islamic Online University and Dr. Bilal Philips is going to give you answers for all that and more. If you have any doubts regarding anything about Ramadan, Pre Ramadan and Post Ramadan, this is your platform to ask. So prepare your questions and keep an eye out on this page for further details. When: 13th June 2015 Where: Online Timings: 6:00 PM Qatar Time Link: http://bit.ly/IOURamadanQA Mark this date on your calender and get ready! #RamadanQA To know more about Islamic Online University, whose chancellor is Dr. Bilal Philips, please email us at info@iou.edu.gm

6/13/2015 12:00:00 AM +00:00

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