Humble Beginnings…

Islamic Online University’s Blog was started in 2013 by a handful of dedicated writers who contributed articles related to Islam, Islamic Education, Culture, Current Affairs, Islamic Fiction and History. Soon, the blog grew in size with various talented writers, shuyook of IOU and guest authors chipping in with inspiring and educative articles related to different aspects of Islam and life.

And We Grew…

With the blog receiving a phenomenal response from readers worldwide, we gradually expanded. Presently, Blog IOU has more than 20 writers with the list constantly growing Alhamdulillah.

New Ideas

A team of dedicated and super talented graphic designers took over to give life to each article that was posted. Blog IOU is known to stand out for beautifully designed posters that score high in terms of design, content, quality and visual appeal. Infograghics designed for certain articles are a massive hit amongst the millions of readers worldwide.

Who Are We?

A collaboration of global writers unleashing their talents to please Allah and benefit the Ummah.

Meet the Team

Want to meet the members who run this blog? Click here!

What Do We Do?

We write to Inspire! Our focus is on:

  • Achieving success in dunya and Aakhirah ,
  • Living a successful Islamic life
  • Providing practical tips to follow the commandments of Islam without feeling overwhelmed
  • Giving simplified ideas and suggestions to encourage people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Breaking the stereotype of ‘Islam is Boring if followed to the T’
  • Connecting with the masses and explaining everything in layman’s language
  • Helping increase your emaan and getting closer to Allah in a meaningful and powerful way

Why IOU Blog?

Yes, we know that there are innumerable blogs on the internet. But we stand out from the crowd!

How? By…

  • Providing articles that tug your heart and force you to ponder.
  • Connecting with our readers in an inspiring way.
  • Giving tips and support at every stage.
  • Providing insight into The Islamic Online University and opening the world of Islamic education on your screens.
  • Giving readers an exclusive chance to have their questions answered by Dr. Bilal Philips and all the teachers/staff teaching at IOU.

What Is Our Mission?

Simply put, our goal is to inspire and educate! Being a part of IOU, our primary motto is “Changing the Nation through Education”. With a touch of inspiration and motivation, we hope to bring the Ummah closer to Islam and Allah by giving them authentic information inshaAllah!

We, as a team, strive to fulfill the purpose of life- worship Allah and motivate ourselves and others to achieve this.

We want our readers to walk on the path of Islam with us, so we can enter jannah together inshaAllah.

Who Are Our Audience?

We welcome everyone with open arms- Muslims and Non Muslims.

So, What is IOU?

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How Popular Are We?

The numbers of our followers speaks for itself!

Islamic Online University has student body of 212,175 from 228 countries of the world. IOU is reaching millions of people who are not their students through its social media.


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IOU blog has over 50,000 subscribers!

Want to be a part of our fabulous team?

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What Do We Expect From You?

-Like us! 🙂 Make us a part of your lives. We urge you to leave comments on our posts so that we know what you expect from us and are inspired to ‘inspire’ the Ummah much more!

-Share our articles and also about the Islamic Online University [IOU].

-And of course, we cannot survive without your love, support and dua’s, so keep them coming! 🙂


The articles and views posted on this blog are the opinions of individual authors only and as such may not reflect the opinions of Islamic Online University or of Islamic Online University’s staff, editors and readers. They are solely meant for educational purposes and not any illegal purpose. The authors/shuyook are not responsible or liable for the intentional, reckless, or negligent actions of any individual.  Any person who posts, quotes, cites, copies or otherwise relies on any article or comment associated in any way with Islamic Online University’s blog bears sole responsibility for his or her actions, choices and words. While constructive criticism and meaningful discussions are welcome; abusive comments, name calling or intolerance towards other religions, race, sex, countries, etc., will not be entertained. Islamic Online University reserves all rights to delete/edit any type of comment or discussion that is inappropriate Islamically, morally or otherwise.