Yasin al-Jibouri brings his facility for Arabic and English to his position as a professional translator of classic (more than 2,000 years old) written materials including biographies, histories, religious poetry and writings.
In addition to translating works such as "Al-Muraja`at: A Shi`i-Sunni Dialogue”, “Shi`as are the (Real) Ahl al-Sunnah”, “Expatriate Guide”, “A Biography of Imam al-Rida”, “Al-Maqtal (Maqtal al-Hussain),” “Uswat al-Arifeen,” “Khums,” “Al-Siraj: The Lantern on the path to Allah Almighty,” “Heart Comforter,” and other titles, he has translated, edited and written 52 titles that have earned him an international reputation: His books, especially those published in the United States, are now being marketed all over the world. Mr. al-Jibouri is particularly credited for being the first person ever to translate works by the great economist, Muhammed Baqir al-Sadr. He has also edited many books including three English translations of the Holy Qur’an, “Nahjul-Balagha” and “A Biography of Leaders of Islam.” Mr. al-Jibouri has also served as Senior Editor of the "Middle Eastern Business Magazine." He is the author of nine books: his “Memoirs,” “Kerbala and Beyond," "Mary and Jesus in Islam," “Allah: The Concept of God in Islam,” his best two-volume work yet, “Fast of the Month of Ramadan: Philosophy and Ahkam,” “The Ninety-Nine Attributes of Allah,” “Muhammad: Prophet and Messenger of Allah,” “Ghadir Khumm: Where Islam was Perfected” and Volume One of his major multi-volume work titled “A Dictionary of Islamic Terms.”
Along with his translating, editing and writing accomplishments, Mr. al-Jibouri taught English as a second language to students at high schools in his native Iraq, at a Saudi Arabian vocational institute and at a university in the United States. Active in the professional community, he is a member of the Iraqi Translators Association and of the Iraqi Writers’ Organization.
Mr. al-Jibouri holds a Master’s degree in English from Clark Atlanta University and a bachelor’s degree in English and Arabic from Baghdad University. He also completed certificate-level coursework in microprocessors and microcomputers from N.R.I. in Washington, D.C., and earned additional certifications in electronics and advanced programming.