Weekly Pearls of Wisdom: Edhi Saab


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“Appearance is a distraction, surrendering it develops truth and humility in abundance.”

“So, many years later there were many who still complained and questioned, ‘Why must you pick up Christians and Hindus in your ambulance?’ And I was saying, ‘Because the ambulance is more Muslim than you’.”

Edhi Saab

Abdul Sattar Edhi, born circa 1926, died July 8 2016


Dear Readers,



Please find below life inspiring life changing quotes by Abdul Sattar Edhi, philanthropist known as the ‘Father Teresa’ of Pakistan . He died age 88 and dedicated his life to helping the poor. I had an honour of meeting this gem when I was a teenager. He was a man of simple manner and great humility. This year I had an honour of visiting his centre in Islamabad. The light was everywhere. His staff displayed remarkable humble attitude, they honoured us by allowing us to meet the small children they take care of.  The centre is also home to women who need a safe place to live. We can never thank Mr Edhi for all He has done for humanity. Rest in peace, Edhi sahab. You indeed were the richest poor man.


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“My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world.”





“Empty words and long praises do not impress God. Show Him your faith by your deeds.”




 “Chasing after desires creates inner turmoil. When the devil becomes guide, dacoits and gangsters are manufactured. He makes men fight against their souls to survive expensive items and most lose everything in the face of his strength. The internal enemy can only be overcome by a personal revolution.”








“The Holy Book should open in your souls, not on your laps. Open your heart and see God’s people. In their plight you will find Him.”


“People have become educated, but have not yet become human.”


“No religion is higher than humanity.”





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