About Abdul Ghaffar Khan.
A while back, UTNE Reader ran an article about Abdul Ghaffar Khan titled “The Islamic Gandhi”. When you read about him, it seems like he should be a household name, in the same way as Gandhi (who he knew) and Mother Teresa. Of course, being Muslim, he is not. Which is not meant to be a political comment on my part, but a simple recognition that most of the people I know do not know a lot of Muslims. So, to do a little bit of good-news spreading, I’m adding some quotes and some links to information about him.
It is my inmost conviction that Islam is amal, yakeen, muhabat – selfless service, faith, and love.
Only a dead nation remembers its heroes when they die. Real nations respect them when they are alive.
Who was Badshah Khan?
From the Progressive:
YouTube Video of a 10 minute biography produced by the Gandhi Memorial Fund:
A link to the movie “The Frontier Gandhi: Badshah Khan, a Torch for Peace”, produced in T.C. McLuhan, released in 2008