Who is Yasin T. al-Jibouri?

YASIN T. AL-JIBOURI

 Born in Baghdad, Iraq, in 1946, obtained his B.A. in English on June 30, 1969 from the College of Arts, Baghdad University, and his M.A. in English from (then) Atlanta University (now Clark-Atlanta University), Atlanta, Georgia, on December 20, 1978. Obtained in March of 1988 a Certificate with Honors in Microprocessors and Microcomputers from N.R.I. of Washington, D.C. Also obtained three Certificates in electronics and programming, including advanced programming. Wrote more than 100 programs in dBASE

* Taught English as a second language at high schools in Iraq, a vocational institute in Saudi Arabia, and a University in the U.S.

* Edited and revised three English translations of the Holy Qur’an:

1) by S.V. Mir Ahmed Ali (ISBN: 0-9761870-0-0),

2) by A. Yusuf Ali, and

3) by M.H. Shakir (ISBN-10: 0940368188, ISBN-13: 978-0940368187)

* Edited Nahjul-Balagha by Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (New York, U.S.A., 9th Edition is dated 2009; Library of Congress Catalog Number 2005900698; British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data; ISBN: Paperback 978-1-879402-34-8, ISBN: Casebound 978-1-879402-35-5)

* Edited several newsletters and magazines, including Middle East Business Magazine of which he became Senior Editor. Among the books he edited are:

1.   Socio-Economic Justice with Particular Reference to Nahjul-Balagha by Dr. S.M. Waseem,

2.   A Biography of Leaders of Islam by Sayyid Ali Naqi Naqwi, English translation by Dr. Sayyid Nazir Hasan Zaidi,

3.   Your Kalima and the Savior by Wajahat Hussain

* First person ever to translate works of the martyred economist Imam Ayatullah Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr such as:

1)  Contemporary Man and the Social Problem,

2)  A General Outlook at Rituals,

3)  The General Bases of Banking in the Muslim Society, and

4)  What Do You Know About Islamic Economics?

* Translated and/or published numerous titles; among them are:

1)  A Biography of Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr,

2)  The Form of Islamic Government and Wilayat al-Faqeeh,

3)  About the World Political Situation From a Muslim’s Viewpoint,

4)  Our Faith by Sayyid Muhammad Husain al-Jalali,

5)  A Biography of Imam al-Rida by the late Shaikh Muhammad Jawad Fadlallah,

in addition to a large number of political tracts, pamphlets, translations, and newsletters.

* Translated the following:

1)  The first four volumes of the series titled Al-Islam Risalatuna,

2)  Al-Muraja`at: A Shi`i-Sunni Dialogue (Beirut, Lebanon, 1415 A.H./1995 A.D.; Qum, Iran, 1380 A.H./2001 A.D., ISBN: 978-964-438-278-9), the first authentic English translation of Al-Muraja’at by Imam Sayyid Sharafuddeen Sadrud-Deen al-Musawi,


3)  Al-Shi`a hum  Ahl al-Sunnah (Shi’as are the Ahl al-Sunnah) by Dr. Muhammad al-Tijani al-Samawi (New York, U.S.A., 1996, Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 96-90442; ISBN: 0-533-12055-1),

4)  Al-Maqtal (the martyrdom epic of Imam Husain) by Abd al-Razzaq al-Muqarram’s book.

* Also translated the following titles originally authored in Arabic by  Rachad el-Moussaoui:

1)  Best Month, Best Night;

2)  The Book of Istikhara;

3)  Weapon of the Prophets;

4)  Miracles of the Holy Qur’an; and

5)  The Great Names of Allah (Asmaa’ Allah al-Husna). These titles do not carry the Translator’s name, however.

* Translated 2 books by the late Grand Ayatollah Muhammed al-Shirazi:

1)  Canon: A Glimpse at the Islamic Law,

2) The Pathway to an Islamic Revival

* Recently translated 1 book by Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammed-Saeed al-Hakim titled Expatriate Guide

* Wrote articles for Islamic Monitor, bulletin of the Islamic Research & Information Center

* Recently publishing the following titles:

1. Kashf al-Reeba an Ahkam al-Gheeba كشف الرسبة عن أحكام الغيبة (removing doubt from gheeba [backbiting] rulings) by the First Martyr, Sheikh Taqi ad-Din Ibrahim son of Ali al-`Amili (ISBN: 964-438-977-8)

2. Pretension and Conceit الرياء و العجب by Sayyid Ahmad al-Fahri (ISBN: 964-219-015-X)

3. Uswat al-Arifeen أسوة العارفين by Mahmoud al-Badri (ISBN: 978-964-219-016-4)

4. Amicable Companionship العشرة بالمعروف: Marriage and Divorce, Obligations, Rights and Mannerisms by Sayyid Mahdi al-Ameen under the auspices of the main U.S. representative office of Iraq’s highest religious authority Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Seestani in Dearborn, Michigan

5. Khums الخمس for the main U.S. representative office of Iraq’s highest religious authority Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali al-Seestani in Dearborn, Michigan

6. Al-Siraj: The Lantern on the path to Allah Almighty by Shaikh Husain ibn Ali ibn Sadiq al-Bahrani (ISBN: 964-43-558-6)

6. Heart Comforter at the time of the loss of children and loved ones By Zayn al-Din Ali ibn Ahmad al-Jab’i al-Amili (ISBN: 978-964-219-153-6)

* Recently completed the translation of مرشد المغترب “Expatriate Guide” by His Holiness Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammed-Saeed al-Hakim. His next project includes the translation of the four volumes of الالهيات, lectures of mentor/professor Jaafar al-Subhani written by Shaikh Hassan Muhammed Makki al-Amili.

* Wrote nine books:

1) Volume One of his autobiography titled Memoirs of a Missionary in America: Two Decades of Da`wah,

2)  Fast of the Month of Ramadan: Philosophy and Ahkam (ISBN: 964-438-172-6),

3) The Ninety-Nine Attributes of Allah,

4) Mary and Jesus in Islam (ISBN: 978-964-219-064-5),

5) Allah: The Concept of God in Islam (ISBN: 978-964-438-008-2),

6) Muhammed: The Prophet and Messenger of Allah,

7) Ghadir Khumm: Where Islam was Perfected, and

8) Kerbala and Beyond (ISBN: 964-438-045-2); U.S. edition published by AuthorHouse of Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.A., and it is titled Kerbala and Beyond: An Epic of Immortal Heroism: 9781463420703 6×9 Casebound Hardcover; 9781463420741 6×9 Perfect Bound Softcover; Electronic Format: 9781467026130 E-Book; this edition is available to order online in four of the world’s five continents, with the exception, as of December of 2011, of Australia

9) Volume One of Dictionary of Islamic Terms (manuscript)

Founded the Islamic Society of Georgia, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia) in 1973, the Islamic Revival Movement in 1980, the International Islamic Society of Virginia, Inc. in 1982, Al-Intifada bimonthly newsletter in 1991, and the Iraq News Monitor in 1992. Edited Islamic Affairs from January 1974 till June 1989

Member of the Iraqi Writers Association

Member of the Iraqi Translators Association

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About aljibouriyasin

a writer, published author, editor and translator of 78 titles and now a Publisher. For a list of these titles, send your email to: yasinaljibouri@gmail.com or look me up on Amazon.
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