Author: Yasir al-Qadhi, Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips
Publisher: A.S. Noordeen (2002)
Pages: 103 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
In this work, the author combines the works of early scholars, like Ibn al-Jawzee and Ibn Rajab, as well as modern scholars to study the spiritual disease of Riyaa. The result is a very comprehensive, yet concise, treatise on the subject of Riyaa’ in which all the hadith references are verified and authenticated, as well as English hadith references identified. It is, without a doubt, a very important edition to the English Islamic library, which presently lacks any specialized works on the topic, Its importance cannot be overstresses, because the character which Islam seeks to build would be incomplete without a clear understanding of this subject.
Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was born in Jamaica, but grew up in Canada, where he accepted Islam in 1972. He completed a diploma in Arabic, and a B.A. from the College of Islamic Disciplines (Usool Ad-Deen) at the Islamic University of Madeenah in 1979. At the University of Riyadh, College of Education, he completed a M.A. in Islamic Theology in 1985, and in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, he completed a Ph.D. in Islamic Theology in 1994.
Since 1994 he has 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. Presently, he is a lecturer of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the American University in Dubai and Ajman University in Ajman, UAE.