di at World Sufi Forum
None of Allah’s 99 names stand for violence, says Modi as he praises Islam for its message of peace and harmony.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with AIUMB Founder President, Syed Mohammad Ashraf Kichhowchhwi at the opening ceremony of World Sufi Forum at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an unequivocal message at the World Sufi Forum said that “diversity should not be a cause for discord”.
Richly quoting Islamic Sufi poets, Mr Modi said that terrorism challenges struggle for humanism and is anti-religion.
The Prime Minister, while quoting a Sufi poet, said “We must love all His creations and only doing so one can love his God”. “Different strings of Sitar produce different notes, but together gives a melody; all those who live in the country are an integral part of India,” Mr Modi said. He added “diversity is a basic reality of nature and it should not be a cause of discord”.
Noting that terrorism is not a confrontation against any religion, the Prime Minister said it is a battle that must be won through the strength of values and “real” message of religions. “The fight against terrorism is not a confrontation against any religion. It cannot be. It is a struggle between the values of humanism and the forces of inhumanity. It is not a conflict to be fought only through military, intelligence or diplomatic means. It is also a battle that must be won through the strength of our values and the real message of religions,” said the Prime Minister.
He was speaking at an inaugural session of the first World Sufi Forum at Vigyan Bhavan in the national capital.