I will talk about the encyclopedic giant, I will talk about the state of the broad perceptions of knowledge, I will talk about Abbas Mahmoud Al-Akkad, and what do you know, what is Akkad? I think that it would be unfair to single out one article about a person who wrote almost everything, but it is a humble attempt to show the brilliant aspects of the man, and I am one of the many who wrote about him, so let us see who is Al-Aqqad, the owner of genius through his books? We did not really know the man as a psychological thing that surrounds him except for a small thing.
His first book was entitled “Hours Among the Books,” in which Al-Akkad presented his perceptions and readings of various types of arts, and of several schools of philosophy, poetry, art, and civilizations. You touch through this book his encyclopedia on the one hand, and his point of view on the other side, except for the seas that you see, you will see a man who has an argument being quarreled and fought with what he reads, and this was in his life with the writers of his time as well, for this reason also he did not marry, for he said: I am A man with many fights! How can I insert someone into this life and oppress him in it! This will be the eye of injustice.
Among his famous books, “Hitler in the Balance”, he criticized Nazism and its racism towards any other race, and the reason behind that was the tendency of the Egyptians at the time to Hitler and Nazism to rid them of the English occupation, which prompted Akkad to criticize him and explain his ambitions, and to spread awareness among the ranks of the Egyptian people, revealing The cover is about Hitler and Nazism, and if they win, they will continue their march towards the Arabs, after which the liquidation operations will begin. On racism and killing for any party outside the circle of the Aryan race! Its rules belong to the German philosopher Nietzsche, whose philosophy is summarized in the superior man and the elimination of the weak, and from the mouths that eat and do not produce – as Elmessiri described it –
Among the most brilliant books of Akkad are the geniuses. This series began with the genius of Muhammad – may God bless him and grant him peace – and then the genius of Omar – may God be pleased with him – and the genius of the righteous and Imam Ali – God honored his face – and he also wrote about the genius of Christ and Khalil al-Rahman, our master Ibrahim, peace be upon him. Al-Aqqad took a different approach from the prevailing then, and did not present what people were accustomed to at its time, especially since the matter was directly related to the Messenger, peace be upon him, and his companions. Al-Aqqad was attacked by the sheikhs of Al-Azhar following these books, and this is the case for any writer who deviates from the religious text prevailing in his time Although al-Aqqad’s narration in these books was fair, he did not touch upon the prophecy of our Noble Messenger – may God’s prayers and peace be upon him – he spoke of Muhammad and his genius as an independent personality far from his selection and prophethood. and on.
I feel lost while writing this article, and I don’t know exactly where to start. Where do I end up? The multiplicity of topics that Al-Akkad collected in his career is like an unknown number, and if we want to talk about a specific issue only, we will be scattered as well, because this encyclopedia is not limited to the number of issues it raised, but rather it moves to the depth of each issue separately! Anis Mansour mentioned in his famous book “In the Salon of Akkad, We Had Days”Al-Akkad had a capacity that is sometimes incomprehensible, so whenever we present a topic in front of him, we see him speaking in it at length, depth and detail, taking the topic in its entirety and discussing its problems, those who spoke about it, and their opinions as well, and this indicates that Akkad is encyclopedic in the literal sense of the word, and it was not only a data bank. He was the victim of the Hegelian wolf that Al-Masiri spoke about, and perhaps it is important to clarify this aspect of him, as Al-Aqqad has perceptions and has a critical vision.
One of the foundations that Al-Akkad said and made them focus on my eyes along the line is the following: “Do not read what you read, but rather benefit from what you read.” Many critics object to this sentence, and they always point to a lot of reading as a waste of time in what is not useful! But I see it on the exact opposite, and this makes a person possess internal control and a critical standard within him who reads constantly, and in this way the circle of this person expands whenever he reads, and the standards of his judgments also expand and mature wisely without stopping, so no one’s mouths on this speech.
One of the critical stages in al-Akkad’s life is his relationship with the Wafd Party. Saad Zagloul, founder of the Wafd Party, described al-Aqqad as a mighty man of logic. This is the case, after the death of Saad Zaghloul, Akkad clashed with the leaders of the party, headed by Mustafa al-Nahas, and stories say that his separation from the party after that caused him a severe psychological crisis, in which he tried to commit suicide! However, he recovered after publishing his book on Saad Zaghloul, praising the Wafd Party and explaining its impact on it.
He wrote about God and called him Qur’anic Philosophy, and on the authority of Abu Al-Alaa Al-Maari, and it was titled “The Return of Abi Al-Alaa”. “Sarah”, Ibn al-Rumi, Ibn Sina, Gandhi, and Francis Bacon, once he writes in philosophy, and sometimes he writes in literature, and then jumps to be an in-depth study politician, he was called the giant of Arab literature, but they forgot to call him a comprehensive literary and political philosopher! Frankly, I do not see it as an exaggeration. Rather, this particular fairness is in an exceptional right such as Al-Akkad.
Al-Akkad says: “Think about your duty, as you think about your right, and work for perfection, not for fame and reward, and do not expect from people more than what people have the right to expect from you.” I don’t know where they got this from? What he said at the beginning of the paragraph was audio and visual and one of the anecdotes recorded for him, and when I heard him, I did not find any of this pride, and even the content of what he said does not indicate this in anything! He was self-confident, confident like a mountain, and had abundant knowledge with which to fight those who ranted about what he did not know! This is Al-Aqqad in a nutshell, and perhaps the ignorant of his time accused him of arrogance and arrogance as a reaction to those who stood by them and worried them tirelessly.
And if we follow the hadith in the same place, we will see that al-Akkad wrote about this and said in his autobiography under the title “I” what he was taking from feelings towards what was said about it. Very different from the person that many see, from friends or enemies, he is a person who is very surprised when I hear them describe him or talk about him, so that it occurs to me more often that they are talking about a person I have never known, and I have never met him once in a place .. and I laugh between me And between myself and I say: Woe to history on the part of historians!