It seems that few Americans are aware of a certain apostle of peace, a gentle man, devoted to nonviolence, who collectively spent many years in prison for the sake of nonviolence, a man who was a close follower and friend of Gandhi’s, and who also spent his life as a devout Muslim, having found nonviolence at the core of his faith. His name was Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, known also as Badshah Khan or the Frontier Gandhi. According to him the weapon of the prophet is patience and righteousness, and so deeply did he believe this that he gave everything for it even sacrificing his life to prison, many times, for the sake of it.
A Canadian documentary was made about his life, back in 2007, entitled The Frontier Gandhi: Badshah Khan, a Torch for Peace. I couldn’t find it on Amazon, nor could I find a website for it. If you know of a source from which it can be purchased, please, leave it in the comments section, I would appreciate it.
In quantum terms of observation, Badshah Khan observed peace in his religion of Islam, he viewed the warrior in scripture as a spiritual warrior, a soldier of peace, destroying violence with the sword of nonviolence and this is how he lived.
It never seems to fail, the more refined one becomes with religious thought, the deeper he dives, the more readily he arises from the depths with the pearls of peace, and the more willing he becomes to offer all for that peace, and then the more we the people are able to discover that the differences in the world’s religions are small and that the broad ground we share is actually that of peace. So today, on Quantum Sunday, we honor this frontier soldier of peace, the Frontier Gandhi, also known as King Khan, a torch for peace.
An endearing tribute:
About the film Torch for Peace:
Read about Badshah Khan: