Basit Jamal

Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2017
Jamal Household
Related TopicsSocial Entrepreneurship
This description of Basit Jamal's work was prepared when Basit Jamal was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2017.
Radical interpretation of Islam has been politically exploited by extremist and terror groups to spur Muslim youth to widespread violence and disruption. Leveraging the power of close study of the Quran, Basit is creating a network of empowered Muslim youth and clerics in India to challenge and change the current radical narrative around Islam, and replace it with a peaceful understanding of the religion that models overarching tolerance.
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