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noraina
07-09-2016, 06:20 PM
Assalamu alaykum

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raj'oon, may Allah swt reward him for his immense efforts and grant him with Jannat al-Firdaws. He did so much for others subhanAllah :( even here in the UK I was always hearing about the work he did.

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Renowned Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who dedicated his life to the poor, has died at the age of 88.

Mr Edhi's family said he died on Friday at a medical centre in Karachi where he had been having treatment for weeks.

The Edhi Foundation now provides a broad range of free social services, including ambulances, orphanages and support for the elderly and disabled.
Thousands flocked to the National Stadium in Karachi on Saturday for his funeral, with an army guard of honour.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his sorrow at Mr Edhi's death and said he prayed that he would have "the best place in paradise".


"We have lost a great servant of humanity," Mr Sharif said.

"He was the real manifestation of love for those who were socially vulnerable, impoverished, helpless and poor."

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai described Mr Edhi as a "legendary figure".

"He lived his life for the lives and happiness of others and that is why he is a role model. I haven't seen anyone else like him," she told the BBC.
She also repeated her call for him to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Thousands attended the funeral at the stadium, with thousands more unable to get in, officials said.

After funeral prayers and a gun salute by the army, Mr Edhi's body was taken to Edhi village, which he founded 25 years ago, to be laid to rest.

Mr Edhi came from a family of Gujarati traders and arrived in Pakistan in 1947.

But he decided to take up philanthropy after seeing how the state failed to help his family care for his paralysed and ill mother, Dawn newspaper reported.

He opened his first clinic in 1951 and the Edhi Foundation grew to be the country's largest welfare organisation, running schools, hospitals and ambulance services across the country, often plugging gaps in services which the state simply fails to provide.

Correspondents say Mr Edhi was Pakistan's most respected figure.

In 2014 he told the BBC that simplicity, honesty, hard work and punctuality were the cornerstones of his work.

"It is everyone's responsibility to take care of others, that's what being human means. If more people thought that way, so many problems could be solved," he said.

He was also known for his humble lifestyle - he reportedly owned just two sets of clothes and lived in a small and sparsely-furnished room next to the office of his foundation.

Mr Edhi was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2013.

In June he turned down an offer from former president Asif Ali Zardari to get treatment abroad, insisting on being seen in a government hospital in Pakistan
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muslimah_B
07-09-2016, 06:37 PM
Originally Posted by noraina
Assalamu alaykum

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raj'oon, may Allah swt reward him for his immense efforts and grant him with Jannat al-Firdaws.

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Renowned Pakistani philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi, who dedicated his life to the poor, has died at the age of 88.

Mr Edhi's family said he died on Friday at a medical centre in Karachi where he had been having treatment for weeks.

The Edhi Foundation now provides a broad range of free social services, including ambulances, orphanages and support for the elderly and disabled.
Thousands flocked to the National Stadium in Karachi on Saturday for his funeral, with an army guard of honour.

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his sorrow at Mr Edhi's death and said he prayed that he would have "the best place in paradise".


"We have lost a great servant of humanity," Mr Sharif said.

"He was the real manifestation of love for those who were socially vulnerable, impoverished, helpless and poor."

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai described Mr Edhi as a "legendary figure".

"He lived his life for the lives and happiness of others and that is why he is a role model. I haven't seen anyone else like him," she told the BBC.
She also repeated her call for him to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

Thousands attended the funeral at the stadium, with thousands more unable to get in, officials said.

After funeral prayers and a gun salute by the army, Mr Edhi's body was taken to Edhi village, which he founded 25 years ago, to be laid to rest.

Mr Edhi came from a family of Gujarati traders and arrived in Pakistan in 1947.

But he decided to take up philanthropy after seeing how the state failed to help his family care for his paralysed and ill mother, Dawn newspaper reported.

He opened his first clinic in 1951 and the Edhi Foundation grew to be the country's largest welfare organisation, running schools, hospitals and ambulance services across the country, often plugging gaps in services which the state simply fails to provide.

Correspondents say Mr Edhi was Pakistan's most respected figure.

In 2014 he told the BBC that simplicity, honesty, hard work and punctuality were the cornerstones of his work.

"It is everyone's responsibility to take care of others, that's what being human means. If more people thought that way, so many problems could be solved," he said.

He was also known for his humble lifestyle - he reportedly owned just two sets of clothes and lived in a small and sparsely-furnished room next to the office of his foundation.

Mr Edhi was diagnosed with kidney failure in 2013.

In June he turned down an offer from former president Asif Ali Zardari to get treatment abroad, insisting on being seen in a government hospital in Pakistan
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajoon

Ameen

My friend told me about him yesterday, he seemed like such a lovely uncle :( mashAllah all the charity he done when alot of people wouldnt even give a 2nd look and even turn a blind eye to those in need.

May Allah reward him abundantly, accept his good deeds and may it be a means of him attaining jannahtul firidous & be reunited with his loved ones...ameen
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Arfa
07-09-2016, 08:29 PM
I got the saddest news today that Edhi Sahib is no more.Our hearts are broken by the loss of such a great humanitarian.According to Huffingtons Post survey of 2013 he was the greatest humanitarian who existed across the globe.His light will continue from the million acts of kindness that he did through out his life.


May Allah the most merciful grant him forgiveness,higher ranks in Jannah.May his soul rest in peace.Aameen.
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Zafran
07-10-2016, 01:39 AM
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raj'oon
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Umm Malik
07-10-2016, 06:00 PM
Inna lillahi WA Inna ilayhi raji'oun
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noraina
07-10-2016, 07:10 PM
Ameen

There weren't many people like him in today's world. :(

Something I found particularly poignant was that he would have a baby's cot on street corners, and above it would be a sign saying that if for whatever reason a child is being abandoned, people should place their children in them and someone would come to collect them (it does happen unfortunately, especially with baby girls) and so many young children were saved that way and put into his orphanages subhanAllah.
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Aaqib
07-11-2016, 07:27 PM
Sorry, but "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajoon"? (someone translate it please)?

And let him be one of those to enter Jannah
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noraina
07-11-2016, 08:54 PM
Originally Posted by Aaqib
Sorry, but "Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajoon"? (someone translate it please)?

And let him be one of those to enter Jannah
It means 'To Allah swt we belong and to Him we shall return'. It is something said when faced with tragedy.

It comes from Surat al-Baqarah Verse 156.
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