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  • Author:
    Eknath Easwaran
  • ISBN:
    1888314001
  • ISBN13:
    978-1888314007
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    Nilgiri Press; 2nd edition (November 1, 1999)
  • Pages:
    280 pages
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    Historical
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Nonviolent Soldier of Islam a biography by the great spiritual teacher Eknath Easwaran, keeps Ghaffar . I cannot say enough about this outstanding piece of work by Easwaran.

Nonviolent Soldier of Islam a biography by the great spiritual teacher Eknath Easwaran, keeps Ghaffar Khan's spirit alive, a beacon for all who believe in freedom, dignity, and peace. From Library Journal. This moving story about how Abdullah Ghaffer Khan was able to show his people how love and service are far more powerful than the rule of violence and revenge that had long been their custom offers hope to our troubled world today.

Nonviolent Soldier of Islam is a biography of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (1890-1988), an ally of Gandhi's in the Indian independence movement. The book was originally published in the United States in 1984 as A Man to Match His Mountains: Badshah Khan, nonviolent soldier of Islam.

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A man to match his mountains: Badshah Khan, nonviolent soldier of Islam (1984).

His book Mantram Handbook: a practical guide to choosing your mantram and calming your mind addresses The Mantram, the second point in the program. A man to match his mountains: Badshah Khan, nonviolent soldier of Islam (1984).

Khan's story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions .

Khan's story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today's world struggles. Easwaran, author of Gandhi The Man, is one of the twentieth century's great spiritual teachers and an authentic guide to timeless wisdom. This book is for anyone seeking to understand more fully what Islam can mean in the world of today. Under Khan's leadership, the Pathans proved that it is often those who are capable of great violence who have the courage to stand unarmed against injustice.

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His story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today's world struggles

His story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today's world struggles. The story of the great Muslim peacemaker Badshah Khan, who joined Mahatma Gandhi in nonviolent resistance to British rule in India.

The progeny of a Muslim tribe steeped in a tradition of blood revenge, Badshah Khan (Bacha Khan) raised history’s first nonviolent army and joined Mahatma Gandhi in civil disobedience to British rule in India. His story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today’s world struggles.

The progeny of a Muslim tribe steeped in a tradition of blood revenge, Badshah Khan (Bacha Khan) raised history's first nonviolent army and joined Mahatma Gandhi in civil disobedience to British rule in India. His story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today's world struggles.

Priotian
Not to worry! I read this book years ago and since repurchased it. The Truth about this man is there for all to read. What he accomplished was unbelievably amazing in that his turn towards non-violence, together with his compelling leadership, changed an entire centuries-old enculturated behavior of fierce warriors into a 100,000 strong non-violent army of Peacemakers and Uniters. His admiration of Gandhi and his then lifetime friendship with him was nothing short of life changing for himself and all his people. He deserves the title King of Kings or Badshah Khan. He also SHOULD have received the Nobel Peace Prize because what he achieved was nothing short of extraordinary. It would be my deepest hope that all those in the world as it now is who have taken to "hating Muslims" would be required to read this book. We, in our arrogance, always tend to forget that their are Radicals in Every Single Religion. The things that have been done in the name of "Christianity" are horrific! We, as a species, need to open our minds and hearts to realize we are ALL ONE with One Creator. Most Faiths are monotheistic. The irony is that only we argue about the name we call Him while He could care less. It is our ACTIONS that matter and, as the old saying goes: "You don't throw out the baby with the bath water." There will ALWAYS be individuals in every religion, in every political party, in every culture, in every race, that are nothing short of nasty in their hate-spewing. That has NEVER meant that Every Single Person in that same "group" is! When are we, as a species, going to get real about this small fact and proceed with understanding, empathy, and love? We're at a point in time right now where we can rise up as Peacemakers and truly love one another, or we can continue on this slippery slope to yet another War which will be the last for this Planet and all Life upon it. Together as brothers and sisters, We CAN do this! Turn away from the hate and greed mongers and those who govern by engendering Fear in "the Other," and instead realize and remember that "an enemy" is someone whose story you have not heard. Every one of us wants the same few things: A way to support ourselves and our families; safe shelter, nutritious food, clean drinking/cooking/bathing water, and education for our children. We have these things in common with ALL humanity. The difference is in the "How." Greed and Warmongers want them, too, but they want Yours along with what they already have as Theirs. We are not standing up to the right people; they are not those "over there," but those close to home. Nonviolence, Peace for ALL Life, Empathy, Compassion, Forgiveness, Love, and Freedom - these are innate Rights. We were ALL born Free by the One who owns the Store! We were not born as puppets or robots. We were given Free Will. Enslavement in any form was and has been done by our own kind. Let us use our Free Will to unite and come together with all the more we have in common remembering that dividing and subtracting is the propaganda that war and greedmongers do in order to enslave and/or support their wars. Let us begin to behave at the level of evolution we have all liked to think we already possessed, but haven't.
Nightscar
I cannot say enough about this outstanding piece of work by Easwaran. This moving story about how Abdullah Ghaffer Khan was able to show his people how love and service are far more powerful than the rule of violence and revenge that had long been their custom offers hope to our troubled world today. Gandhi has long been a powerful influence in my life, but I did not know until a couple of years ago about the bond between Khan and Gandhi and how they worked in tandem to support the principle of nonviolence, nor was I aware of the extreme price they paid for remaining loyal to the principles they so much believed in. There is much to learn from their shining examples.
Gholbirius
Abdul Ghaffar Khan, or "Badshah Khan" as he was known, was inspired to follow the non-violent movement of Mohandas K. Gandhi, and himself came to be known as the "Frontier Gandhi." Eknath Easwaran has done a very effective job in capturing the essential character of the man, and his nonviolent dedication to Islam. Because Islam is so pervasively characterized as violent, it is essential to read and understand this work, to illustrate that Muslims themselves can be thoroughly dedicated to nonviolence. The life and accomplishments of Khan are contained herein, and it is a good starting point for the beginning reader. Khan's legacy may be ambiguous. He may not have had the political wisdom or the impact of his mentor, Mohandas Gandhi, but certainly his legacy must be remembered and his voice recalled as a counter-cultural alternative to the radical jihadism that the West has known since 9/11. Good work, Easwaran, we should know more about this man.
Qumenalu
This book really demonstrates how you can incorporate non-violence into every aspect of your daily life. This brought me to a new sense of understanding about the world, its people and our conflicts, and how petty or large ones can be avoided and not escalated.
Particularly relevant is how Khan came from the Pathans, or tribe with a reputation of violence which covers much of Afghanistan, and so much in the news today. Khan however raised history's first "non-violent army" of 100,000 men form the ruthless Pathan tradition, and who through non-violent means courageously stood up unarmed against injustice.
Read this book, it is truly outstanding, and preferably after having read "Gandhi The Man" by the same author - Eknath Easwaran.
John Chamberlain
Rit
I have bought this book for myself and two other friends as present. I must say this book had huge influence on all of us. Its about a forgotten hero, someone who spend most of his life behind bars and exile for his people, someone who created the worlds first nonviolent army from one the worlds most violent people who are known from blood revenge is beyond what we could possible think. Highly recommended for everybody who wants to know about the outside and known heroes than we see portraits on the walls
Nakora
Self effacing characters thoroughly impervious to the temptations of power. It is a history of huge change in the direction the India of the Raj took to regain sovereignty and self governance without much of the usual bloodshed.
Worthy of your time to read...
Gholbimand
This is a beautifully written and magnificently researched account of a story that needs to be more universally known and understood. In Badshah Khan, Gandhi found the truest living example of his philosophy of nonviolence for social change.
This was my favorite book of 2013. The story was unknown to me beforehand and truly inspiring. The author's style was exquisite and compelling. I have since then bought more by the same.
Alison