Abdul Sattar Edhi
Abdul Sattar Edhi (28 February 1928 – 8 July 2016) was a prominent Pakistani philanthropist, ascetic and humanitarian. He was the founder and head of the Edhi Foundation in Pakistan and ran the organization for the better part of six decades.
- I always say, be human and preach humanity. I started my humanitarian service by strictly observing four principles: truth, simplicity, hard-work and punctuality, and I repeat, be human, preach humanity and adopt humanity.
- My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world.
- My mission is to love human beings. ... Each day is the best day of my life.
- as quoted in an interview published by "Reuters" (in 2013). Retrieved on July 20, 2016
- To me serving "Mazloom" (destitute & deprived of rights) is just like praying and all human beings are equal and they all deserve equal treatment, respect, care and love.
- I am a beggar for the poor. Serving humanity is the biggest Jihad.
- People have become educated but have yet to become human.
- Empty words and long praises do not impress God. Show Him your faith by your deeds.
- quote published by the Editor, The Kooza Communications International (July 10, 2016). Retrieved on July 21, 2016
- Whereas the entire meaning of the Quran must easily be interpreted by the lives of Muslims, Islam's followers abandoned its essence.
- I do not have any formal education. What use is education when we do not become human beings? My school is the welfare of humanity.
- "The Richest Poor; Edhi’s life in facts, quotes," July 9, 2016
- Take care of the poor people of my country.
No religion is better than humanity
Quotes about Edhi
- Edhi was "a living example of social justice, compassion and solidarity in action."
- As a reporter, I have met presidents, prime ministers and reigning monarchs. Until meeting the Pakistani social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi, I had never met a saint. … Shaking hands, I knew I was in the presence of moral and spiritual greatness.
- As a journalist, I interviewed many people, including heads of state, celebrities and intellectuals. But the one who meant the most to me, the one I most looked forward to, and thought so much about, was the brief interview I had with Pakistan’s most beloved son, Abdul Sattar Edhi.
- Abdul Sattar Edhi was … a heroic servant of humanity
- From nothing he built one of the world’s largest and most respected charities, serving humanity was his religious duty.
- Mohammed Azhar Ali Khan, retired Canadian journalist and refugee judge, published in Saudi Gazette (July 22, 2016) Retrieved on July 22, 2016
- In remembering Edhi sahib, we should also resolve to work for peace between India and Pakistan.