New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming Sufism "the voice of peace", noted that none of the 99 names of Allah stands for violence.
In his address at the World Sufi Forum here on Thursday, Modi said: "Sufism is the voice of peace, co-existence, compassion, equality and a call to universal brotherhood.
"When we think of 99 names of Allah, no one stands for force and violence. The first two names of Allah are compassionate and merciful. Allah is Rahman and Rahim. Sufism is the celebration of diversity and pluralism.