“Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with human SECURITY and humiliation with DIGNITY”

Adib Haddad

(1912 – 1986 AD = 1330 – 1406 AH)

Adib ibn Ibrahim ibn Nasif Al-Haddad, known as Abu Milhem, was an author, theatrical artist, and oral poet (zajal). He was born in Alia, Mount Lebanon, where he received his education. He worked as a teacher before dedicating himself to theatrical art. He participated in and wrote numerous plays, acting in many of his works, such as “Yusuf Bik Karam,” “Omar bin Al-Khattab” and “Broken Wings.” He worked at different governmental jobs, as well as in Lebanese radio and TV stations. He was twice elected the head of Lebanese Artist Syndicate. Among his remnants are “Zajaliat Abu Milhem” (a collection of his oral poems) and several plays, including “Love in Al-Dayaa,” “A Mother in Law and a Daughter in Law,” “My Tough Aunt” and “Laila, The Mountain’s Girl.”

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