Nonviolence advocate.. The death of the Syrian thinker, Jawdat Saeed, at the age of 91

The first thing that Saeed wrote in the early sixties was “The Doctrine of the First Son of Adam,” which discusses the principle of nonviolence and its root relationship to Islam. , especially regarding non-violence.

Today, Sunday, Turkey announced the death of the Syrian thinker, Jawdat Saeed, at the age of 91, according to social media pages and Syrian media.

And a Facebook page bearing the name of Jawdat Saeed – in Arabic, Turkish and English – announced the news of his death at dawn on Sunday, adding that “the date and place of the funeral have not been set yet.”

After the news of his death spread, a number of Syrian thinkers, politicians and scholars mourned the thinker Saeed.

“The Islamic thinker, Mr. Jawdat Saeed, is under the protection of God,” said the former head of the Syrian opposition coalition, Moaz al-Khatib, in a blog post.

He added, “A advocate of peace and peace, and all Syrians need a peace that includes them all, the pioneer of civil resistance in Syria and the stubborn resister of all kinds of injustice, and since the beginning of his youth he was arrested, tortured and persecuted, and he did not change his path.

While the Secretary-General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars Ali Al-Qura Daghi said – on his official Facebook page – “The thinker, Professor Jawdat Saeed passed away at dawn today. He was one of the greatest students of the Algerian thinker Malik bin Nabi (1905-1973), may God Almighty have mercy on them.”

He added, “He was one of the founders of the civil resistance, as he was loyal to his principles, insisting on rejecting injustice and contenting himself with complaining. Rather, responsibility must be taken. May God Almighty have mercy on him and forgive him and put him in peace.”

And the head of the Syrian opposition Negotiations Committee, Anas al-Abdah, tweeted, “May God have mercy on the sheikh and thinker, Jawdat Saeed, a wide mercy.

Al-Abdah added, enumerating the virtues of the late, “Supporting peace and non-violence, confronting injustice with the power of freedom, and paying the price dearly for that, adversity did not change it. He earned people’s respect and trust, so his idea is a free space for people with all their orientations and beliefs.”

Biography of a nonviolence advocate

Jawdat Said, an Islamic thinker and philosopher, was born in the village of Bir Ajam in the Quneitra Governorate (southern Syria) in 1931. He studied forensic sciences at Al-Azhar.

The late author has many books, most notably “Until they change what is in themselves”, “The Doctrine of the First Son of Adam”, “Loss of Social Balance”, and “Work is Power and Will”.

Jawdat Saeed, who speaks both Arabic and Circassian languages, is considered one of the most prominent contemporary Islamic thinkers who are an extension of the school of Malik bin Nabi and Muhammad Iqbal.

In previous words to him, the late confirmed that “there is no force on the face of the earth that can change anyone’s convictions and ideas using pressure and force, and that the Qur’an advises us not to use coercion in persuasion,” noting that “pressure generates strong reactions.”

He stated that, “Problems and difficulties must be solved by civilized methods, not by using force. Muslims are not the only ones who have left Syria, but many peoples of other sects and sects have been forced to leave their villages and leave the country, and they are suffering from a great crisis because of the pressure on them to change their convictions and ideas.”

Said also said, “The oppressed and oppressed societies know the meaning of the word justice more than others, and that the era of regimes violating the rights of peoples is over,” noting that “European countries were able to solve their problems without using weapons or force.”

Syrian Revolution

In September 2011, Jawdat Saeed called on the Syrian demonstrators to adhere to the peaceful movement, and affirmed the justice of their demands as “God’s successors on earth,” and advised them by saying, “Do not abuse, do not beat, do not run away, prove and say there is no god but God.”

The first thing Saeed wrote in the early sixties was “The Doctrine of the First Son of Adam”, which discusses the principle of non-violence and its root relationship to Islam. , especially regarding non-violence.

In a previous interview with Al Jazeera Net, Saeed explained that it was the young people who demanded democracy, freedom and non-compulsion in religion, not their teachers, and said that the Arab world has neither religious nor secular scholars, adding that the university professor and the imam of the mosque do not perform the role required of them.

He believes that if the professors played their role in liberating the human being, tyranny would not exist, and the ruler would not impose himself “I am your supreme Lord,” and he is supposed to rule for elections and return to his home if he fails, explaining that the story of Pharaoh is the longest story in the Holy Qur’an, because it is closely related to the reality of power. Judgment, and all the verses that described Pharaoh, apply to dictators in the Arab world, according to his opinion.

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