Gandhi and Islam

Gandhi, Islam, and the Principles of Non-violence and Attachment to Truth

by Dr. Karim Lahham

‘History,’ Lord Acton once said, ‘should be, not a burden on the memory, but an illumination of the soul.’ This implies the need for a synthesis of the historical flux into an intelligible form that can serve as a basis for illumination. It is common enough a point to agree that the function of the historian is to record socio-political facts, but we would add that it is no less his duty to provide also formulas, those relational aspects that are necessary to make such facts intelligible.




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