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Abdul Sattar Edhi

Data de nascimento: 1928
Data de falecimento: 8. Julho 2016

Abdul Sattar Edhi was a Pakistani philanthropist, ascetic, and humanitarian who founded the Edhi Foundation, which runs the world's largest volunteer ambulance network, along with homeless shelters, animal shelter, rehab centres, and orphanages across Pakistan. After his death, the Edhi Foundation is run by his son Faisal Edhi.

Born in Bantva, Gujarat, India in 1928, Edhi moved to Karachi where he established a free dispensary for Karachi's low-income residents. Edhi's charitable activities expanded in 1957 when an Asian flu epidemic swept through Karachi. Donations allowed him to buy his first ambulance the same year. He later expanded his charity network with the help of his wife Bilquis Edhi.Over his lifetime, the Edhi Foundation expanded, backed entirely by private donations, which included establishing a network of 1,800 minivan ambulances. By the time of his death, Edhi was registered as a parent or guardian of nearly 20,000 children. He is known as Angel of Mercy and is considered to be Pakistan's "most respected" and legendary figure. In 2013, The Huffington Post claimed that he might be "the world's greatest living humanitarian".Edhi maintained a hands-off management style and was often critical of the clergy and politicians. Edhi was a strong proponent of religious tolerance in Pakistan and extended support to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and the 1985 famine in Ethiopia. Edhi was nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize, including by Malala Yousafzai. Edhi received several awards including Gandhi Peace Award, Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize and the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize.

Citações Abdul Sattar Edhi

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

—  Abdul Sattar Edhi

quote published in Pakistan Studies Journal Pakistaniaat ( Vol. 3 No.2 of 2011 http://pakistaniaat.org/index.php/pak/article/view/129/129/). Retrieved on July 20, 2016

„Whereas the entire meaning of the Quran must easily be interpreted by the lives of Muslims, Islam's followers abandoned its essence.“

—  Abdul Sattar Edhi

as quoted by Tehmina Durrani author of A Mirror to the Blind, a biography of Abdul Sattar Edhi at Balzan Prize ceremony ( November 17, 2000, http://www.balzan.org/en/prizewinners/abdul-sattar-edhi/abdul-sattar-edhi-in-milan-speech-pronounced-by-tehmina-durrani/), retrieved July 21, 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.“

—  Abdul Sattar Edhi

as quoted by Dr. Javed Laghari in Monograph titled "Leaders of Pakistan" published by SZABIST, Pages 2-10 ( Vol.1 June-2009 http://www.szabist.edu.pk/Publications/Books/LeadershipBK-CP-09.pdf/). Retrieved on July 21, 2016

„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.“

—  Abdul Sattar Edhi

as quoted in his Urdu language message, published in the report of National Annual Conference-2004 and Award Ceremony on the International Day of Human Rights, page-14 ( December 9, 2004 at Islamabad –Pakistan http://www.ihro.org.pk/downloads/4th%20Annual%20conference%20report.pdf/) organized by International Human Rights Observer http://www.ihro.org.pk/ Retrieved July 23, 2016

„Take care of the poor people of my country.“

—  Abdul Sattar Edhi

Edhi’s dying words, as quoted (with translation from original words in Urdu language) by IlmFeed ( July 9, 2016 http://ilmfeed.com/abdul-sattar-edhi-a-hero-for-the-poor-and-destitute/) and in Gulf Times by Kamran Rehmat ( July 11, 2016 http://www.gulf-times.com/story/502146/The-beloved-distributor-of-hope/), retrieved July 22, 2016

„People have become educated but have yet to become human.“

—  Abdul Sattar Edhi

as quoted by Mr. Salman Masood, journalist in the Daily Dawn ( July 8, 2016) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/09/world/middleeast/abdul-sattar-edhi-pakistans-father-teresa-dies-at-88.html?_r=0/. Retrieved on July 20, 2016

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

—  Abdul Sattar Edhi

quote published by the Editor, The Kooza Communications International ( July 10, 2016 http://thekooza.com/10-famous-quotes-by-abdul-sattar-edhi/). Retrieved on July 21, 2016

„My mission is to love human beings. … Each day is the best day of my life.“

—  Abdul Sattar Edhi

as quoted in an interview published by "Reuters" ( in 2013 http://www.reuters.com/article/pakistan-edhi-idUSL8N19U460/interview). Retrieved on July 20, 2016

„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

"The Richest Poor; Edhi’s life in facts, quotes," http://aaj.tv/2016/07/the-richest-poor-edhis-life-in-facts-quotes/ July 9, 2016

„I am a beggar for the poor. Serving humanity is the biggest Jihad.“

—  Abdul Sattar Edhi

as quoted by Chris Brummitt of AP, in NBC News ( August 29, 2010 http://www.nbcnews.com/id/38903962/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/t/aging-philanthropist-pakistans-mother-teresa/#.V4_oBvskrcs/). Retrieved on July 21, 2016

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