Gibril Fouad Haddad

Senior Assistant Professor, Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies



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, France, Lebanon and Syria. He holds a Doctorate from Kolej Universiti Insaniah, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, New York where he was the recipient of several fellowships including one at the prestigious École Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. He also graduated summa cum laude from the New York University Latin and Greek Institute. Dr. Haddad spent nine years of study in Damascus, Syria (1997-2006) and has received ijaza (certificates) from over 150 shaykhs. He has lectured on Qur’an, Hadith, Prophetic Biography (Sīra) and Sufism in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the US, UK, Sweden, Lebanon, Syria, Morocco, the Republic of South Africa and Mauritius. He is the author of over three dozen books, most recently the first critical edition and transla¬tion and first book-length study in Eng¬lish on the first Ḥizb of Tafsir al-Baydawi, a 900-page work to be published jointly by UBD Press and Beacon Books (UK). Published works include The Integrated Encyclopedia of the Qur'an, The Encyclopedia of Hadith Forgeries, and The Muhammadan Light in the Qur’an and Hadith as well as hundreds of articles, most recently “Tropology and Inimitability: Ibn ʿĀshūr’s Theory of Tafsīr in the Ten Prolegomena to al-Taḥrīr wal-Tanwīr” and “Quietism and end-time reclusion in the Qur’ān and Hadith: al-Nābulusī and his book Takmīl al-nuʿūt within the ʿuzla genre” (forthcoming). Dr. Haddad was hailed in the inaugural edition of The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World as “one of the clearest voices of traditional Islam in the West.”


Qur'an and Hadith Studies, Applied Comparative Tafsir, Islamic Intellectual History, Islamic Biobibliography, Islamic Sunni Jurisprudence, History of Islamic Sunni Jurisprudence, Islamic Sunni Doctrine, Islamic Heresiography, Isnad and Hadith Transmission


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1. مُسْنَد أَهْلِ البَيت المُسَمَّى حُسْنُ المَآل والمَآرِب في فَضْلِ الآلِ وَالأَقَارِب بأربعين حديثاً مُسْنَداً عن أربعين شريفاً من أربعين كتاباً‎ , Jakarta: Dar al-Futuhat, 2016
2. The Excellence of Syro-Palestine—al-Shaam—and Its People: Forty Hadiths. London: Remembrance Publications, 2016
3. The Lights of Revelation and the Secrets of Interpretation: Hizb I of the Commentary on Qur'an by al-Baydawi. Brunei Darussalam: UBD Press; London: Beacon Books, 2016
4. Mullā ˒Alī b. Sulṭān al-Qārī and his Works: A Descriptive Bibliography, Islamic Quarterly 58 (2), 129-158, 2014
5. Encyclopedia of Hadith Forgeries: al-Asrar al-Marfu'a fil-Akhbar al-Mawdu'a: Sayings Misattributed to the Prophet Muhammad, Beacon Books UK, 2013