Marriage at an early age is not a widely popular concept these days as it use to be in early days of Islam. These lectures by Dr bilal Philips are aimed towards youth, making them aware of both negative and positive implications of early marriage from an Islamic point of view. In these lectures Bilal has also explained the responsibilities of husband and wife who get married at an early age.
Dr. Philips was born January 7, 1947 in Jamaica, but grew up in Canada, where he converted to Islam in 1972. He received his B.A. degree from the Islamic University of Medina and his M.A. in Aqeedah (Islamic Theology) from the King Saud University in Riyadh, then to the University of Wales, UK, where he completed a PhD in Islamic Theology in the early 90s. Philips comes from a family of educators, as both his parents were teachers and his grandfather was a Christian minister and Bible scholar. The Islamic Online University (IOU) is the brainchild of Dr. Bilal Philips.