Dr. Gibril Haddad was born in Beirut in 1380/1960. He embraced Islam while a graduate student in French Literature at Columbia University in New York. He lives in Brunei Darussalam. Since 1997 he has translated and published the following texts:
At Al-Qur’an wal-Sunna Association (AQSA), Birmingham, UK:
Albani and His Friends: A Concise Guide to the “Salafi” Movement. 2nd edition.
Mawlid: Celebrating the Birth of the Holy Prophet, upon him blessings and peace.
Al-Jifri, Ḥabib Ali. Jesus Christ the Son of Mary & His Most Blessed Mother, upon them peace.
Al-Maliki, Muḥammad ibn `Alawi. The Prophet’s Night Journey and Heavenly Ascent.
Al-Maliki. The Life of the Prophets in Their Graves, upon them peace. Bilingual. (Forthcoming)
At Warda Publications, Hellenthal, Germany:
Introduction and glossary for Shaykh Muhammad Afifi’s Defending the Transgressed, a fatwa on the prohibition of the military targeting of civilians.
At AQSA and Warda Publications:
Sunna Notes I:Hadith History and Principles. With Ibn Hajar’s Nukhbat al-Fikar.
Sunna Notes II: The Excellent Innovation in the Qur’an and Ḥadith. Foreword by Shaykh Wahbi Sulayman Ghawji. With Ibn Rajab’s The Sunna of the Caliphs.
Sunna Notes III: The Binding Proof of the Sunna. Foreword by Dr. Muhammad Sa‘id al-Buti. With Ibn Hajar’s The Hadith of Gibril. (Forthcoming)
At Maktabat al-Aḥbab, Damascus (in English and Arabic):
Afdalu al-Khalqi Sayyiduna Muhammad (On the Prophetic Attribute “Best of Creation”).
The Excellence of Syro-Palestine – al-Shaam – and Its People: Forty Hadiths. Forewords by Shaykh Adib Kallas, Shaykh Mustafa al-Turkmani, and Shaykh Salah Fakhri.
Mawlana’s Open Door in Johore and Singapore.
Qubrus al-Tarab fi Suhbati Rajab (“The Joy of Cyprus in the Association of Rajab”): Discourses of Shaykh Nazim al-Haqqani.
Al-Rifa‘i,Yusuf Hashim. Advice to Our Brethren the Scholars of Najd (Nasiha li-Ikhwanina ‘Ulama’ Najd). Introduction by Muhammad Sa‘id al-Buti. With the full introduction of ‘Alawi al-Haddad’s 1802 Misbah al-Anam fi Radd Shubuhat al-Najdi al-Lati Adalla biha al-‘Awamm.
Sayyiduna Abu Bakr al-Siddiq radya Allahu ‘anh.
At Dar Taybat al-Gharra’, Damascus (in Arabic):
Tuhfat al-Labib bi-Nusrat al-Habib ‘Ali al-Jufri wa-Munaqashat al-Mukhalifin fil-Masa’il al-Sufiyya. Foreword by Sayyid Yusuf al-Rifa‘i.
Al-Arba‘una fi Faddli al-Shami wa-Ahlih wal-Hijrati ila Allahi wa-Rasulih Salla Allahu wa-Sallama ‘alayhi wa-Alih. Foreword by Shaykh Mustafa al-Turkmani.
At Amal Press, Bristol:
From the Two Holy Sanctuaries: A Hajj Journal. With illustrations.
Revision, introduction, notes, and appendices for Miryam Poswal’s translation of al-Suyuti’s Sibahat al-Fikr fil-Jahri bil-Dhikr.
At Muslim Academic Trust (MAT), Oxford:
The Four Imams and Their Schools: Abu Hanifa, Malik, al-Shafi‘i, Ahmad ibn Hanbal. Foreword by Sayyid Yusuf Hashim al-Rifa‘i.
At Dar al-`Atab, Indonesia:
Fayd as-Salam bi-Suhbah Shaykh Hisham.
At As-Sunna Foundation of America (ASFA):
Ibn ‘Abd al-Salam’s Doctrine of the People of Truth (al-Mulha fi I‘tiqad Ahl al-Haqq).
Al-Bayhaqi’s Divine Names and Attributes (al-Asma’ wal-Sifat). Excerpts.
Ibn Khafif’s Correct Islamic Doctrine. With Ibn ‘Arabi’s Doctrine of the Muslims.