‘Quran in one hand and computer in other’: Narendra Modi lays out vision for development of Muslim youth

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Updated: March 1, 2018 2:03:19 PM

Modi also laid out his vision for the development of Islamic youth. "Development is only possible when Muslim youth will hold Quran in one hand and computer in other," Modi said.

The prime minister added that various religions of the world have flourished in the soil of India. “Whether it is Lord Buddha 2500 years ago or Mahatma Gandhi in the last century.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday lauded King Abdullah II of Jordan for his efforts to curb radical terrorism. Welcoming Abdullah, Modi said that Jordan King’s efforts to curb radicalism can’t be described in words. Highlighting Jordan’s rich heritage, Modi said: “Jordan is inhabited on such a holy land, from which the paigam (message) of God has become the voice of the prophets and saints, around the world.” Modi also laid out his vision for the development of Islamic youth. “Development is only possible when Muslim youth will hold Quran in one hand and computer in other,” Modi said.

The prime minister added that various religions of the world have flourished in the soil of India. “Whether it is Lord Buddha 2500 years ago or Mahatma Gandhi in the last century. Peace and happiness of peace and tranquillity of India have spread all over the world,” PM Modi said.

The prime minister further added that India’s youth should associate themselves with the humanitarian aspects of Islam. Modi said that every religion promotes human values, adding, that the fight against terrorism and radicalisation was not against any religion, but against a mind set that misguides youth. Modi said that Indian democracy “is a celebration of age old pluralism. As per his statement, all faiths promote human values, “… therefore, our youth should associate themselves with the humanitarian aspects of Islam and should also able to use modern technology”, he said

Along with PM Modi and Abdullah, a number of diplomats, representatives from a wide range of Islamic institutions, academicians and think-tanks attended the event at Vigyan Bhavan. The event also witnessed the release of the Urdu translation of a book titled ‘A Thinking Person’s Guide to Islam’. Authored by Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad bin Talal, a cousin of the King, the book higlights latter’s efforts to curb radicalism.

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