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Narendra Modi speech: Top 10 points to know, from ‘Allah’s 99 names’ to ‘terror’

Sat March 19 2016, 4:10 pm
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    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the first World Sufi Forum praised Islam for its message of peace and harmony, and asserted that none of Allah's 99 names stands for violence and said that terrorism and religion should be delinked. Narendra Modi was welcomed with the chant of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' at the forum convened by the All India Ulama and Mashaikh Board, to discuss the role of Sufism in countering rising global terror. Spiritual leaders, scholars, academicians and theologists from across the world are attending the event. Here are the top 10 points to note in PM Narendra Modi address at the event:

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    1. PM Narendra Modi: This is an extraordinary event of great importance to the world, at a critical time for humanity. At a time when the dark shadow of violence is becoming longer, you are the noor, or the light of hope. When young laughter is silenced by guns on the streets, you are the voice that heals." (PTI)

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    2. PM Narendra Modi: "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.” (PTI)

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    3. PM Narendra Modi: "It is a battle that must be won through the strength of our values and the real message of religions. As I have said before, we must reject any link between terrorism and religion. Those who spread terror in the name of religion are anti-religious". (PTI)

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    4. PM Narendra Modi: When we think of the 99 names of Allah, none stand for force and violence, and that the first two names denote compassionate and merciful. Allah is Rahman and Raheem."(PTI)

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    5. PM Narendra Modi: "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... Terrorism divides and destroys us. Indeed, when terrorism and extremism have become the most destructive force of our times, the message of Sufism has global relevance." (PTI)

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    6. PM Narendra Modi: In oblique reference to Pakistan, Modi said, "There are forces and groups that are instruments of state policy and design. There are others recruited to the cause in misguided belief."

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    7. PM Narendra Modi: "Terrorism uses diverse motivations and causes, none of which can be justified. Terrorists distort a religion whose cause they profess to support. They kill and destroy more in their own land and among their own people than they do elsewhere. And, they are putting entire regions to peril and making the world more insecure and violent." (PTI)

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    8. PM Narendra Modi: "We need just not constitutional provisions or legal safeguards, but also social values to build an inclusive and peaceful society, in which everyone belongs, secure about his rights and confident of her future. And, these values are important to preserve and nurture diversity in our societies. Diversity is a basic reality of Nature and source of richness of a society; and, it should not be a cause of discord.” (PTI)

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    9. PM Narendra Modi: "Like the strings of sitar that each produces a note, but come together to create a beautiful melody. This is the spirit of India. This is the strength of our nation. All our people, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Buddhists, the micro-minority of Parsis, believers, non-believers, are an integral part of India." (PTI)

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    10. PM Narendra Modi: "At the dawn of Independence some chose to go away and, I believe, it also had to do with colonial politics of that time.” PM underlined that leaders like Maulana Azad, and spiritual leaders such as Maulana Hussain Madani, and millions and millions of ordinary citizens rejected the idea of division on the basis of religion. (PTI)

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    Bushan
    Mar 18, 2016 at 10:24 am
    Perfect occasion and a wonderful discourse. This is how a Prime minister speaks in a multi religious society like ours. Need to know what is in Modi's mind? Well this will answer his detractors.
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      Alpha
      Mar 18, 2016 at 6:43 am
      The 99 Names of Allah (swt) with meanings Allah (swt) The Greatest Name Ar-Rahman 1 -The All-Compionate Ar-Rahim 2 -The All-Merciful Al-Malik 3 -The Absolute Ruler Al-Quddus 4 -The Pure One As-m 5 -The Source of Peace Al-Mu'min 6 -The Inspirer of Faith Al-Muhaymin 7 -The Guardian Al-'Aziz 8 -The Victorious Al-Jabbar 9 -The Compeller Al-Mutakabbir 10 -The Greatest Al-Khaliq 11 -The Creator Al-Bari' 12 -The Maker of Order Al-Musawwir 13 -The Shaper of Beauty Al-Ghaffar 14 -The Forgiving Al-Qahhar 15 -The Subduer Al-Wahhab 16 -The Giver of All Ar-Razzaq 17 -The Sustainer Al-Fattah 18 -The Opener Al-'Alim 19 -The Knower of All Al-Qabid 20 -The Constrictor Al-Basit 21 -The Reliever Al-Khafid 22 -The Abaser Ar-Rafi' 23 -The Exalter Al-Mu'izz 24 -The Bestower of Honors Al-Mudhill 25 -The Humiliator As-Sami 26 -The Hearer of All Al-Basir 27 -The Seer of All Al-Hakam 28 -The Judge Al-'Adl 29 -The Just Al-Latif 30 -The Subtle One Al-Khabir 31 -The All-Aware Al-Halim 32 -The Forebearing Al-'Azim 33 -The Magnificent Al-Ghafur 34 -The Forgiver and Hider of Faults Ash-Shakur 35 -The Rewarder of Thankfulness Al-'Ali 36 -The Highest Al-Kabir 37 -The Greatest Al-Hafiz 38 -The Preserver Al-Muqit 39 -The Nourisher Al-Hasib 40 -The Accounter Al-Jalil 41 -The Mighty Al-Karim 42 -The Generous Ar-Raqib 43 -The Watchful One Al-Mujib 44 -The Responder to Prayer Al-Wasi' 45 -The All-Comprehending Al-Hakim 46 -The Perfectly Wise Al-Wadud 47 -The Loving One Al-Majid 48 -The Majestic One Al-Ba'ith 49 -The Resurrector Ash-Shahid 50 -The Witness Al-h Haqq 51 -The Truth Al-Wakil 52 -The Trustee Al-Qawi 53 -The Possessor of All Strength Al-Matin 54 -The Forceful One Al-Wali 55 -The Governor Al-Hamid 56 -The Praised One Al-Muhsi 57 -The Appraiser Al-Mubdi 58 -The Originator Al-Mu'id 59 -The Restorer Al-Muhyi 60 -The Giver of Life Al-Mumit 61 -The Taker of Life Al-Hayy 62 -The Ever Living One Al-Qayyum 63 -The Self-Existing One Al-Wajid 64 -The Finder Al-Majid 65 -The Glorious Al-Wahid 66 -The Only One Al-Ahad 67 -The One As-Samad 68 -The Satisfier of All Needs Al-Qadir 69 -The All Powerful Al-Muqtadir 70 -The Creator of All Power Al-Muqaddim 71 -The Expediter Al-Mu'akhkhir 72 -The Delayer Al-Awwal 73 -The First Al-Akhir 74 -The Last Az-Zahir 75 -The Manifest One Al-Batin 76 -The Hidden One Al-Wali 77 -The Protecting Friend Al-Muta'ali 78 -The Supreme One Al-Barr 79 -The Doer of Good At-Tawwib 80 -The Guide to Repentance Al-Muntaqim 81 -The Avenger Al-Afu 82 -The Forgiver Ar-Ra'uf 83 -The Clement Malik al-Mulk 84 -The Owner of All Dhul-Jalali Wal-Ikram 85 -The Lord of Majesty and Bounty Al-Muqsit 86 -The Equitable One Al-Jami 87 -The Gatherer Al-Ghani 88 -The Rich One Al-Mughni 89 -The Enricher Al-Mani' 90 -The Preventer of Harm Ad-Darr 91 -The Creator of The Harmful An-Nafi 92 -The Creator of Good An-Nur 93 -The Light Al-Hadi 94 -The Guide Al-Badi 95 -The Originator Al-Baqi 96 -The Everlasting One Al-Warith 97 -The Inheritor of All Ar-Rashid 98 -The Righteous Teacher As-Sabur 99 -The Patient One
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        ashu
        Mar 18, 2016 at 8:26 am
        I dont like your automatic moving of the slide to the next one. It moved to the next slide when i was in the middle of reading the paragraph given below the photo and it happened many times. Either you detect the mouse hover and stay or don't auto jump.
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          India Prospersous
          Mar 18, 2016 at 8:25 am
          Inspiring words and one of the Intelligent man who knows the good of Islam & extremists who do not follow it but bring a bad name to others. A perfect platform for all the Muslim leaders to condemn the anti-Human elements and bring in retion to their fellowmen. Long live Humanity!
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            Jayant K
            Mar 18, 2016 at 7:11 am
            Well said, Prime Minister! This is the way, this is the maturity and poise with which a Prime Minister of a multi belief and multicultural nation should speak. Far far superior than those insignificant voices media has been beaming and bamarding this nation with, in recent times. The Prime Minister probably seems to know better of Islam than many staunch believers of that faith, who are infecting the mulsims with insecurity and playing politics with them.....
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              L Srikanthan
              Mar 18, 2016 at 11:37 am
              Long Live Modi rule
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                vk
                Mar 18, 2016 at 10:53 am
                An stream of nectar was flowing out of the mouth of Modiji but the nectar which was coming out of his holy mouth was not as pious as it ought to be as it was lacking intentions to walk the talk .It was like theatrics as the real person who was speaking there was the same Modiji who had spewed a lot of venom not only in words but also through his misdeeds or bers and unforgivable acts seen during his 15 years tenure which is still going on. Common man is finding it difficult to believe the intentions of person who has delivered such an ambivalent speech. Expecting change in the approach of Modi ji is like expecting Hitler to change. It is not the case like emperor Ashok the great or Ratnagiri or Angulmaar who changed lock stock and barrel.But despite having sense I expect that he will change like Ashok,Ratnagiri and Angulmaar.
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