Channel: Bilal Philips
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I am I bow Amina Bilal Bradley Phillips.
I mean I because my firstborn of 20 children I was born in a Christian family. I was born in 1947. I accepted Islam in 1972 in Toronto, Canada
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While I was quite young, then I was brought to Canada. I grew up in Toronto, the largest city in Canada. And
I basically grew up like any, you know, young
Christian, who is not really connected with his religion, and my parents at that point moved to Malaysia. So they had gone to East Malaysia, and they were teachers there in East Malaysia. So I went into that society, which was fundamentally a Muslim society. But in those days, you know, due to the colonial legacy.
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a year after I accepted Islam, I tried to get as much knowledge as I could about Islam there in Toronto. And so I decided I wanted to go to Saudi Arabia where Islam began the final message. A lot of people tried to discourage me at that time, they said, you know, no, don't waste your time and go there you will be studying, you know, books with the yellow pages and a lot of dust on them, you know, the knowledge you will gain will not really be useful to your practical life. And if you graduate, what are you going to do with this degree? You know, from there, you know, so I this regardless, I felt I became a Muslim, I wanted to know Islam, you know, as best as I could. So it
was clear for me, even if it was only just to be able to explain Islam to my parents, when I went to study of course, I did learn you know, basic Tajweed reciting Quran
but real my real contact with the Quran came in Medina, you know, because now I have studied Arabic, and now the Quran is having meaning to it. And I can hear something different from the Quran that I heard when I was reading the English, you know, translation in Shakespearean English, right. So now as I'm going in, I'm studying tafsir You know, I'm studying also the tafsir in lumen Quran, you know, the various sciences that are all related to the crime. Now I'm starting to see the quiet and a whole different light altogether. And this is what I tried to share in my writings, the different books that I've written, etc, which are around the Quran and tafsir. I've tried to share that with
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