Abdul Sattar Edhi Called Father Teresa
He was one of the most important public figures in Pakistan. He came to Pakistan totally broke, “My parents never wanted to ask anyone for money.” They said, “start something that serves the public – even in extreme hardship.”
“My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world.” – Abdul Sattar Edhi
It hasn’t been easy. He was targeted by the Taliban. Against his wishes, he had around the clock security. “I always say, be good and make others good.”
Today his organization is responsible for nursing homes, orphanages, soup kitchens and family planning centers, which are all free. He is doing the work.
“Where there is religion, groups form. And no one is doing work. Just slogans, speeches and divisions. The public is good. But they have divided into groups and pit against each other. That’s where poverty comes from. That’s where crime comes from.” – Abdul Sattar Edhi
The video below says, “Edhi’s like a superhero, and he’s incorruptible.”
“Be a human, bring out each other’s humanity. Get rid of hunger. Get rid of poverty. Fix the thousands of divisions between us.” – Abdul Sattar Edhi
In the 99 Days of Goodology, you’ll see that it starts within. It starts with the message that Edhi shares and you can understand why these words go together: Abdul Sattar Edhi Father Teresa.
“I have a love for humanity. A love for any person.” – Abdul Sattar Edhi
“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.” – Abdul Sattar Edhi
Another video below from The Express Tribune, which has many quotes from Abdul Sattar Edhi is called, The Richest Poor Man.
What are you inspired to do today?
Start small and remember Edhi’s words, “I always say, be good and make others good.” Have a Great Day!