Dr. Gibril Fouad Haddad is a Senior Assistant Professor at SOASCIS in Applied Comparative Tafsir. He was born in Beirut, Lebanon and studied in the UK, US. Posted on December 24, by Shaykh Gibril Fouad Haddad. In invoking naqshbandi Golden Chain dua, can i change “li daf’i dhurri” to “li qodho-il hajaat” . Dr. Gibril Haddad was born in Beirut in / He embraced Islam while a graduate student in French Literature at Columbia University in New York.

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Gibril Fouad Haddad born Arabic: He was featured in the inaugural list of Most influential Muslims and has been called “one of the clearest voices of traditional Islam in the West “, [3] a “prominent orthodox Sunni” [4] and a “staunch defender of the traditional Islamic schools of law.

Gibril Haddad

He then returned to Lebanon and got a gigril at his old school. While in Lebanon Haddad realized that he was a nominal Christian who “did not really live according to what he knew were the norms of his faith.

He tried to do so while he was a student at Columbia University.

Haddad recalls that this event had a significant impact on him and made him feel envious: Upon returning to New York, he heard the tapes and paid special attention to the passages that concerned Christians. He recalls that he felt the words of the Quran were those of God but also “squirmed” at some verses that threatened Christians.


Shortly after his conversion, Haddad met Shaykh Hisham Kabbani of Tripoli [11] [10] who introduced him to the ways of the Naqshbandi Spiritual Order tariqa. In the month of Ramadan following his conversion, Haddad traveled to London where he met Kabbani’s teacher and father-in-law, Shaykh Muhammad Nazim al-Haqqani of Cyprus, and accepted him as his spiritual guide of the Naqshbandi Spiritual Order.

He then moved to Damascus where he studied for about 10 years [1] under many Islamic scholars such as Dr.

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Haddad initially followed the Hanafi school of Sunni jurisprudence after his conversion to Islam but later adopted the Shafi’i school of Sunni jurisprudence. He stated he did so because: He found it more logical to practice because it is the main school of jurisprudence in Lebanon and because it is the school his wife follows and; 3. The founder of the school, Imam Shafi’iwas a member of the Quraysh tribe the tribe of Muhammad and Muhammad had told his followers to hold fast to the Quran and the members of his household.

Shaykh Gibril Haddad is regarded as an accomplished and influential Islamic scholar, hadith expert muhaddithreligious leader, author, and translator of classical Islamic texts.


Haddad is a staunch defender of the traditional Islamic schools of law [12] and an opponent of Salafism – Wahhabism. Gibril Haddad has written hundreds of articles [7] and written, girbil and published many books including: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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