Skip to main content
Abdul Ghaffar Khan's Nonviolent Jihad
Peace Review (2011)
  • Lester R. Kurtz, George Mason University

Examines Abdul Ghaffar Khan's nonviolent civil resistance rooted in Islam and growing out of a violent mountain culture in the Northwest Frontier Province of British India. The movement he mobilized counters the misunderstandings about Islam as fundamentally violent and the idea that nonviolent resistance cannot come out of a violent culture.

  • Gandhi,
  • Islam,
  • Nonviolent civil resistance
Publication Date
June, 2011
Citation Information
Lester R. Kurtz. "Abdul Ghaffar Khan's Nonviolent Jihad" Peace Review Vol. 23 Iss. 2 (2011)
Available at: