Abbas Mahmud al-Aqqad ; June 28, 1889 – March 12, 1964) was an Egyptian writer, and member of the Arab Academy.
Al-akkad was born in Aswan, a city in Upper Egypt, in 1889.He received little formal education, completing only his elementary education. Unlike his schoolmates, he spent all his weekly allowance on books. He read about religion, geography, history and many other subjects. He was known for his excellent English and French.