My religion is humanitarianism, which is the basis of every religion in the world.— Abdul Sattar Edhi
The most special Abdul Sattar Edhi quotes that are glad to read
People know that I have adopted four principles in living my life: simple living, punctuality, hard work and prudence.
I believe in nature and humanity and am here to serve the common people of Pakistan. There is a great deal of suffering in this country and I'm here to help.
The basic problem affecting the Pakistan today is human rights.
Islamic fundamentalists have no roots among the common people and while they are pushing hard for religious fundamentalists to take hold, the common people still seek change through humanitarian and common human rights law.
People, the common people, can genuinely see what I'm doing.
Moreover, people know that I have adopted four principles in living my life: simple living, punctuality, hard work and prudence. These are the four principles I adopted at the very beginning and continue to use until now. People see this and give me donations.
Our motto is 'from cradle to grave.' Unwanted babies are delivered to us through our cradle programme, where we work to find new homes for them for parents desiring children. In addition to our healthcare programmes, we also have a programme for burying the dead, meeting all the necessary expenses for those who are unable to do so.
I want to create awareness amongst the common people of Pakistan and I generally appeal to the Pakistani people living here and abroad for help and they provide me with the necessary resources.
I'm most proud of the ambulance service.
This is emergency work. Many times Edhi ambulances are the first to arrive and save people's lives. I'm very proud of this.
It is because of my principle that people continue to give.
One time there was a student at Punjab University in Lahore who came down with cancer and his friend came to me for help. I stood outside on the street in Lahore and asked the people in that city for help. Within four or five hours, I received more than 40 million rupees [more than US $670,000].
People have become educated, but have not become human.
Beware of those who attribute petty instructions to God.
It is my principle never to accept any donations from any government or any foreign funded organisation.
The attitude of the Pakistani people is very good.
Whenever I release any statement or deliver any kind of speech, they respond favourably.
No religion is higher than humanity
I work for the suffering of the common man, something I am very proud of and will continue to do.
You have to care for all beings created by God...My mission is to help any person in need.
The common people don't believe this kind of religion [of islamic fundamentalists] because first and foremost they want to solve their basic problems, including human rights and economic.
I do this work for the common people and part of that work is creating a general awareness of such problems as they exist because my work is beyond class, religion and creed.