Abdul Sattar Edhi quotes in urdu
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.
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) organized by International Human Rights Observer Retrieved July 23, 2016
My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world.
quote published in Pakistan Studies Journal Pakistaniaat (Vol. 3 No.2 of 2011). Retrieved on July 20, 2016
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.
as quoted by Dr. Javed Laghari in Monograph titled “Leaders of Pakistan” published by SZABIST, Pages 2-10 (Vol.1 June-2009). Retrieved on July 21, 2016
I am a beggar for the poor. Serving humanity is the biggest Jihad.
as quoted by Chris Brummitt of AP, in NBC News (August 29, 2010). Retrieved on July 21, 2016
People have become educated but have yet to become human.
as quoted by Mr. Salman Masood, journalist in the Daily Dawn (July 8, 2016). Retrieved on July 20, 2016
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.
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,), retrieved July 21, 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.
“The Richest Poor; Edhi’s life in facts, quotes,” July 9, 2016
Take care of the poor people of my country.
Edhi’s dying words, as quoted (with translation from original words in Urdu language) by IlmFeed (July 9, 2016) and in Gulf Times by Kamran Rehmat (July 11, 2016), retrieved July 22, 2016
1. “My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world.”
2. “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.”
3. “Never take anyone’s death to heart Bilquis. Remember God by the equality with which He implements it. Nobody is different, the richest to the poorest, from here to the end of the globe face it equally. What an example of equality.”
4. “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’.”
5. “Empty words and long praises do not impress God. Show Him your faith by your deeds.”
6. “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.”
7. “The dead has only one place to go… up. Wherever you bury them, they will go the same way, up.”
8. “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.”
9. “Those who believed in changing the world were either hungry by circumstance or practiced deprivation by choice.”
10. “Appearance is a distraction, surrendering it develops truth and humility in abundance.”