Nonviolent Soldier of Islam Badshah Khan A Man to Match His Mountains Review æ 9

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The progeny of a Muslim tribe of Islam eBook #10003 steeped in a tradition of blood revenge Badshah Khan raised history's fi. This fascinating book tells the story of Abdul Ghaffar Khan a contemporary and close associate of Mahatma Gandhi Khan was a Pathan leader from what the British called the North West Frontier Province now part of Pakistan who formed a nonviolent “army” of 100000 Pathans as part of the movement against British colonial rule His followers persisted in their tenacious non violent struggle even though the British used much harsher methods to repress it than they typically used in less isolated areas that were accessible to Western journalists Despite Khan’s phenomenal achievements at a pivotal time in history he is little known in the West today – an obscurity that is completely undeservedThe book is well written and engaging carefully documented but never dry Eknath Easwaran is primarily known for his work on the spiritual life and the book conveys a passionate engagement not just with the history of Khan’s life and its political impact but also with deeper uestions about the nature of nonviolence and its potential for individual and social transformation A must read for anyone interested in non violence popular liberation movements South Asian and Middle Eastern history spiritually based social activism in general and activism rooted in Islam in particularPS The book also mentions that Khan advocated for the rights of women “God makes no distinction between men and women” he said “You are today oppressed because we men have ignored the commands of God and the Prophet” I would have loved to see this aspect of his work explored in detail; but I realize there may have been limited documentation of it available

Review Nonviolent Soldier of Islam Badshah Khan A Man to Match His Mountains

Nonviolent Soldier of Islam Badshah Khan A Man to Match His MountainsRst nonviolent army and Nonviolent Soldier Kindle joined Mahatma Gandhi in civil disobedience to British rule in India His. When reading this book one would uickly realise why the legend of Badshah Khan has been silenced It brings forth a confusing to the modern non muslim reader vision of a slandered religion But whomever will read this book will undoubtedly gain a very refreshing view of not only Islam but of a non violent communal effective uncompromising way to handle a revolutionary struggle

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Nonviolent Soldier of Islam Badshah Khan A Man to Match His Mountains Review æ 9 ´ ❰BOOKS❯ ✬ Nonviolent Soldier of Islam Badshah Khan A Man to Match His Mountains Author Eknath Easwaran – Horticulturetrader.co.uk The progeny of a Muslim tribe steeped in a tradition of blood Story of hard won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions Soldier of Islam Epub #225 to today's world struggles. During this Ramadam I am reading about Badshah Khan a non violent Muslim leader who respected and followed Mahatma Gandhi They became fast friends My reading taught me about India Pakistan and Afghanistan in a way that is inspiring dreadful and helpful I encourage you to find this short book and dive right in It's what the world needs now