PM Modi attends Islamic conference with Jordan King Abdullah II at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi. Photograph:( ANI )
The core of a religion cannot be inhumane. Every religion, every sect, every tradition promotes human values. Thus, it is important that today our youth should connect with humane Islam while being able to utilise modern science and technology at the same time, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday.
Modi was taking part in an Islamic conference in New Delhi along with Jordan King Abdullah II, who is on a state visit to India.
The conference, themed ‘Islamic Heritage: Promoting Understanding and Moderation’, has brought together scholars of the Islamic studies from across the world.
In India, we have one mission - to take along everyone on the path to development, Modi said and added ''Our heritage and values, the message of our religions and our morals are the basis on which we challenge violent and terror elements. Those who commit crimes against humanity do not understand that their actions also hurt people of that religion, which they claim to be protecting,'' he said.
It is the power which allows ever Indian to respect our glorious past, believe in our present and have faith in our future, Modis said.
India has hosted religions from across the world. In India's atmosphere, they have thrived. Be it Lord Budhha 2500 years ago or Mahatma Gandhi a century ago - India has always spread the message of peace and love to the world, PM said.
Jordan and India are etched in the religious text. Jordan is located on a holy land, from where the message of God is spreading through His messengers across the globe, Modi said.
PM Modi and Jordanian King will hold bilateral talks on India-Jordan relations after the conference.