MODI PRAISES SUFISM AND CONDEMNS TERRORISM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Islam as a “faith of peace” and Sufism as one of its greatest contributions, addressing a global audience on the opening day of the World Sufi Forum here on Thursday. Terrorism dominated the discussion at the three-day event in which Sufi scholars from around the world are taking part. Modi joined the delegates to denounce terror.
“Of the 99 names of Allah, none stand for force and violence and the first two names denote compassionate and merciful. Allah is Rahman and Raheem…Those who spread terror in the name of religion are anti-religious,” Modi said. “When the spiritual love of Sufism, not the violent force of terrorism, flows across the border, this region will be the paradise on earth that Amir Khusrau spoke about.”
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