“The Qur’an Is a Reforming and Inclusive Book,” Tony Blair Says He Reads the Qur’an Daily

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FORMER British Prime Minister Tony Blair, a devout Catholic, says he reads the Qur’an every day to ensure he remains faith-literate.

Citing an interview in the Observer magazine, the Daily Mail says Mr. Blair noted that having a knowledge of other faiths is crucial in a globalized world, and that his study of Islam helps him conduct his work as an envoy for the Middle East Quartet (the United Nations, U.S., European

“I read the Qur’an every day. Partly to understand some of the things happening in the world, but mainly just because it is immensely instructive,” he told the Observer.

Mr. Blair has previously praised Islam, and considers the Qur’an a reforming and inclusive book, the Daily Mail reports.

“It extols science and knowledge and abhors superstition. It is practical and way ahead of its time in attitudes of marriage, women and governance,” Mr. Blair said.

2 Responses for ““The Qur’an Is a Reforming and Inclusive Book,” Tony Blair Says He Reads the Qur’an Daily”

  1. Mookhi Amir Ali says:

    Reminds me of my visit -many years ago in Mumbai- to the house of the editor of a rabidly anti-Muslim publication. I saw shelves of Islamic literature in his personal library. Surprised, I asked him what so much of Islamic literature was doing in the house of a known Muslim- basher. His quick answer was “we should know our enemy”.

  2. mukhtar alam says:

    Allah guides to his light whom he pleases. Not many among Muslims are readiing from the Holy Qur’aan everyday and it is indeed a pleasure that Tony is appreciating the Holy Qur’an from the perpsectives that is very much needed for shaping governance at personal ,local,national and global level. May Allah increase guidance to Tony.

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