WHO IS CEVDET SAID?
CEVDET SAID - JAWDAT SAEED – جودت سعيد
Famous thinker and writer Cevdet Said passed away on January 30, 2022, in Sultan 2. Abdul Hamid Khan Educational and Research Hospital, where he was treated.
Since 1966, his various books have been published under the title "Research on the Laws of Individual and Social Change". Besides, several articles and books of him have been published, as well as a series of conferences he gave under different titles.
His family, who was forced to leave their home after the end of the Russian-Caucasian war in 1864, settled in the village of Bi'rul-Acem in Syria's Colan Hill. Cevdet Said was born on January 31, 1931, and completed primary school in Kuneytıra. At the end of 1958, he went to Egypt to study at al-Azhar University. First, he graduated from the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, then he specialized in the Faculty of Education.
After being a teacher in Saudi Arabia and Syria, he returned to his village in the mid-seventies with his older brother to work in the field of beekeeping and farming.
Emphasizing that there is an imperative inverse relationship between violence and thought, the thinker, therefore, made great efforts to explain how useless and meaningless violence is.
Cevdet Said has visited Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Bahrain, Libya, Morocco, Iran, America, Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, Italy, Russia, and the Caucasus since 1987 and presented conferences, attended congresses and gave interviews.
He migrated to Istanbul with his family at the end of 2012 after the war in Syria reached the village where he lived in. He gave more than one hundred conferences during his time in Turkey. Cevdet Said's books came to Turkey before him. Twelve books of him have been translated into Turkish and published since the eighties.
Cevdet said died at the age of 91 in Istanbul on January 30, 2022, after having acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Turkey. He was buried at the Istanbul Karacaahmet Cemetery as a final duty worthy of his worldwide reputation despite his modest life.