Tuesday, January 01, 2013

A Mother’s Tribute to her Son


He was 37. She was 18. They knew each other since last year. She was a nurse in the dispensary run by him. Today they married in simple ceremony. Rejected by seven girls a decade earlier, he had given up on the idea of marrying. But couples are made in heavens and this young nurse was the perfect bride for him. And now after the function was over, they were heading home. I was somehow able to go along, invisible. They were near their dispensary just to check if anyone was waiting for medical help. “Stop”, she screamed. She pointed her finger to the road side and we saw a body, a human body lying around. With 80 million people, this could be expected.  I didn’t understand why a petty matter like this should dampen the moods? We went near the body and it was a 12 year old girl. Badly beaten and bruised, in urgent need of medical attention. Although a nurse she was, but without any instruments, and even a first-aid box, what could have she done? And anyway it was their wedding night. So time to leave the girl where she was lying and head towards home. At least that is what every person would do, especially on their wedding night.

But these two were not any other persons and therefore, they didn’t do what every other person would do. Instead they took the girl to a hospital. They spent their wedding night, sitting besides the poor girl whom they even did not know. But she was a human, a living being and that was enough for them. After all, they were running the dispensary for the last few years only to serve the poor people without any motive for profit. I still can remember vividly the scenes of that fateful night. I wept. And those were tears of happiness. Someone somewhere was there to care.


Fast forward a few decades. Now I was standing at one of the busiest markets in Peshawar i.e. Sadar Bazaar. I was 63 years old. The month was August and the sweltering day was forcing the people to rush in that afternoon. The roads were deserted and even the people who swarm the market in their air-conditioned cars were nowhere in sight. Such was the intensity of the heat that day. But I was lost in another scene. An old man, 82-year old to be precise, was sitting right in the middle of the bazaar. It seemed like he was enjoying the sizzling heat. Although his old dress was soaked in sweat, he was in no hurry to leave. There was a certain kind of satisfaction in his eyes. Wondering, I went to him and stand by his side. I was shocked. Well, he was begging. What can be more heartbreaking for a mother than to see her 82-year old son begging in 50C heat? And that too in the month of Ramadan, fasting? So I scolded him that he had done enough and now should rest. He replied, “Mother, if I do not do this, your other children will die of hunger. They are hungry and waiting for me to buy them some food. They did not have anything for their Sehri and fasting whole day; they will not have anything to break their fast in the evening. O mother, do you wish them to die? O dear mother, the kids are asking for new clothes and toys for the Eid. How can I rest? When they hold me with their little hands and ask expectantly that what they will wear this Eid, what should I reply? I cannot see them weeping with tears in those little eyes. O mother, allow me to do my work. O mother, I cannot rest and I will not rest until all your children are fed and sheltered. Or as long as the last breath has left my body.” I wept and with me wept the heavens.

That was not the first time either that I saw him begging. He did it in Karachi, in Lahore and in Quetta. In fact he started begging all the way to England and back 60 years ago. And he was not ashamed. I told him that at least he should buy some new dresses and a new home. He has every right to spend the money he “earns” so hardly. But every time his reply makes me weeping and I quit asking him. It was Friday. Like every other Friday, I waited for him in vain. He never comes home on Fridays. Instead, I saw him with some special kids, the unwanted babies thrown by their “mothers”. He was bathing them. And then eating with them and took all of them with him to the Friday prayers. He has been doing this for years.

He still lives in a 2 room small apartment with his wife and children. They have no salary and are living on the income that comes from the securities they bought decades ago. About 2 decades ago, somebody told me that he now holds the record for working the most consecutive days without any rest. I smiled and I wept. I wept because I know his notion of work. It is not a white collar 9-to-5 job. His day starts at Fajar, well before dawn. And it ends around midnight. And at night he sleeps on a mat on the floor! Now that two more decades have passed, it makes the record as 59 years and counting. For you, it is mere another record. But for a mother, it is awfully painful. I wept every moment of those 59 years, thinking about my son. He even did not find time to attend the wedding of his daughter as he was busy elsewhere attending to those needy people. And when he along with his wife, Balquis, went to Hajj (Pilgrimage to the Holy Ka’ba), it was in an ambulance full of medical supplies! I wish I had a few other children like him and my conditions would have been a lot better. But alas! I don’t know for how long I will weep with my son. I am his mother, Pakistan. He is my son, Abdul Sattar Edhi.

P.S. Some of you people are campaigning for a Nobel Peace Prize for my son, but I cannot accept the Prize that they gave to Obama. There is a hell of a difference between our notions of peace. For me, and for my son, there can be no greater reward than the fact that Edhi is the most respected name in Pakistan, irrespective of religion, cast or sect.


Also published in Express Tribune Blogs.

First posted on 29.08.2011, I posted this again as today is Mr. Edhi's Brithday. He turned 85 today! Many many happy returns of the day to you.


Please think of the poor and needy people around you every time you eat at some expensive restaurant, or buy some expensive clothes. Let’s help someone this Year.
Happy New Year to you all.

(As everyday of his 60 years' work is a story, a simple blogpost is just a drop in the ocean. I just wanted to pay tribute to the work of this great man. For detail of the work done by Edhi Foundation, visit their official website. Visit individual pages of Abdul Sattar Edhi and Balquis Edhi to learn more about their lives. Or read a tribute by Telgraph and a tribute by Saudi Aramco World.)

131 comments:

  1. As I first started to read this story I wasn't sure if it was fictitious or factual ~ the further I read the more convinced I was that this must be a true life story and I am in deep awe of it!

    To think there are people like Mr. Edhi who actually exist in this world is so inspiring & heartwarming, to say the very least ~ ~ ~ WoW!

    As for the Nobel Peace Prize, it is still millions of miles beyond me as to how it ended up in Obama's hands ~ the award is tainted now and a mockery to it's original creation, so I do urge everyone to honor the wishes of this very proud mother :)

    Thank you for sharing this *wonderful* tribute with us, Muhammad ~ I really love it :)

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  2. Wonderfully inspiring story, we need more of this kind in the world to make it atleast a wee little better than it already is.

    Thank you for sharing this with us. Truly made me examine my actions.

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  3. Inspirational post Israr Bhai....THanks for sharing here....!!!

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  4. very touching read. n a great thought indeed.
    "Let’s help someone this day".

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  5. @israr......
    realy great sharing, such people r guiding light 4for all of us, we must follow them. our mother (homeland) needs such more sons who can do something fpr this poor nation. chalanges r calling us, i request to every young individual plz come forwrd and change the whole senario of this country.
    p.s. plz read today's newspaper and think where we r standing........
    happy eid mubarik to u and whole Muslim world. may Allah bless all of u....:)

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  6. very inspirational post and a wonderful theme on this special occasion BRAVO !
    israr u have depicted the story so emotively...again a sense of responsibility and loyalty is needed. every one wanted to do his work first and than the other...when this selfishness is born in a nation than the mother can only weep..and for Edhi i can only say that

    "HAZAROON SAL NARGIS APNI BE NOORI P ROOTI HAI BARI MUSHKIL SE HOTA HA CHAMAN ME DEEDAWAR PAIDA"

    if the committee refused to nominate obama a nobel price than he wil put a label of TALIBAN on them and a new story begins :P might is righht.
    on this occasion when we spent a lot of money on unnecessary item we should not forget those for whom Eid is name of day only....

    and a VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED EID TO ALLL :)

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  7. awwwwwwwww what a piece on my all time fav Personality ..and Israr not fair! I was thinking to write about him these days:-(
    you have done all the justice due to the post...beautifully written..loved it..loved it more as it was about Edhi..I will do a post on him soon inshALLAH...

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  8. It is heart touching story. Wonderful!. He really doesn't need this kind of so called peace prize. He served the humanity whole life and he is very respected for his service. May God bless him.

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  9. Hmmm shades of life... :/
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  10. very nicely written! in fact I was thinking in the beginning how come son is much older than the mother! Very nicely narrated!

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  11. Very touching. Thought it was fiction when I started but.......

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  12. Yes bro!they do not need any worldly prizes.
    They are helping the creation of God and God will surely give them more than that..........
    We also pray for them........May God bless them.

    Very nice bro.

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  13. @Israr Buddy!

    A heart touching splendid effort, in awesome words within hypnotized canvas around the theme throughout the passage. I read it on the most awesome and sacred day of “Eid” for the whole Muslim Omma. Realized the way our mother land wants us to help our needy siblings. How can anybody claim that our mother land (Pakistan) has nothing precious in her arms, off course yes she has Edhi. She has everything which a mother can only wish for! She is proud of her off spring like Edhi. A day will come, when her mother’s prayers comes true when she auspiciously see a Global award “Nobel Prize of Peace” in the poor but kindest hands of her son, we all as a human must pray for such “Noble Son of the Nation”. Buddy, your expression, spell of words and portraying a human being is tremendously gorgeous. When I end up with the read, I am also having tears in my eyes.

    I am proud of you Mr. Abdul Sattar Edhi. May Allah, the Almighty give you highest ever possible place of success in your upcoming future life. Ameen!

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  14. I was carried away reading this post thinking that it's a love story. But just realising that it isn't when reading towards the end. I have the same thing like what others said. This is a very inspiring and very touching story based on facts.

    Happy Eid Mubarak to you. :)

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  15. Very very touching. I will not be surprised at all if this is true. How do we know who needs money if we are thousands of miles away. A lot of us who missed our fast because of our bad health owe it to people who do not have enough. We usually send money to organiztionsa who promise that our money will go to the destitute. I hope it does. AsSalaam alaikum. This is Munir over here at Focus.

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  16. :) Assalamu alaikum.

    I have heard of Edhi from friends since the Pakistan floods. And it was dismal to find that the Nobel Prize went to someone like Obama who did nothing but empty promises. The reputation of the Nobel Prize committee is marred for me now.

    Great post mashaAllah.

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  17. stunningly beautiful..
    though poignant but I m glad I read it.

    Eid mubarak !!!

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  18. @all...
    Happy Eid to everyone...thanks for reading and liking this post...i have no access to a computer and im sorry im unable to read ur blogs...as soon as I get a computer, I will reply to all ur coments and wil Read ur blogs as well...till then keep comenting...:-)@all...
    Happy Eid to everyone...thanks for reading and liking this post...i have no access to a computer and im sorry im unable to read ur blogs...as soon as I get a computer, I will reply to all ur coments and wil Read ur blogs as well...till then keep comenting...:-)

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  19. Happy Eid, Muhammad. And thank you for this instructional post. I did not understand the age difference in the mother and son, but trusted that your writing was taking me somewhere...and you did. I do not know about this man, and will follow your advice to read about him. He sounds like a great one, and worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize. Perhaps if you look at the full list of Peace Prize Winners since 1901 you will see how many varied and great people have won. The committee did not do President Obama any favors by awarding him the Peace Prize; it was too soon to make such a weighty decision. If your gentleman is selected to be honored with the award you should be pleased that the committee acted more rationally and less emotionally later. :)

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  20. happy Eid and lovely post.
    People are turning real inhuman these days.

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  21. Such an inspirational post, we need people like this in our world, beautifully written...
    Happy Eid, Muhamad x

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  24. LOVED this! Very inspiring. We need more people to pay attention and love one another.

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  25. Beautifully drafted quality read indeed.
    keep up the good inspirational work.

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  26. From you stories you can read that you are a very passionate compassionate person. Great work

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  27. Wow. This is inspiring at so many different levels. There is one bit that irked me. Slightly. The part where it was repeated more than twice that no one else would have stopped to help the 12 year old. I have too much faith in humanity. I am sure people would have stopped. Don't you think?

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  28. oHkay... so i actually wept at it you can take it as it is definitely very thrilling and emotional and inspirational..!
    gr8 post
    keep writing
    tc
    dasvadaniya
    suvaiba

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  29. Very thought provoking & inspiring story. We need more of this kind in the world to make it better.

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story with us.

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  30. Beautiful read. :)

    Someone has rightly said that helping hand is always far better than praying lips.
    I feel sad for poor kids who beg around here.It is heartbreaking when they're treated with abuses.If someone ask for food,not money..the least we can do is buy him the same.There's no harm in spending few bucks for noble cause than to waste them on something unnecessary!

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  31. Israr, you poured your heart out.....keep it up....

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  32. What a great little post.
    So very, very thought provoking...

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  33. @Muhammad Israr: My blog Stay Blessed is missing it's regular and top Commentator... :)

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  34. @Asma Khan....
    Israr bro is in the village here.
    He will be back today and then will be able to comment on ur posts.

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  35. That is exceptionally well written!! MashaAllah, you are a truly talented writer.. You evoked such emotion in that short story..

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  36. thanks for the emotional and conscience poke u gave me, as i read this piece.. i deserve it truly... i realize once again that i am ashamed of myself and that there is a lot to be done..
    Good rendering.. Best wishes

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  37. @all...
    sorry for being late replying to your comments... but here i am :)

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  38. @Lady Fiona...

    See the man has attained such a stature that in this world of materialism he seems to be fictious....

    Yes Edhi has been doing this noble work for the last 60 years without a break and any day when i am disappointed and hopeless, i take inspiration from him :)

    Yes ...but see trust and love of the people are far better than a prize... i am sure everybody would trust blindly their money if they know it is Edhi who is collecting...and that trust does not come with a Nobel Prize :)

    Thanks for being the first one to comment on this post :) such a lovely and heartening comment :)

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  39. @Priyanka...

    Yes sure we do need many many more of people like these... but alas... or the world would have been a lot better... we only find people who are more concerned with destroying the human kind than save it :(

    But as you said examine your actions..so at least we can try to mend ourselves and try to be better today than we were yesterday :)

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  40. @IRFANUDDIN...
    thanks irfan bhai that you liked my post...yes the man is such an inspirational human that we cannot resist being inspired... :)

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  41. @sujatha...
    thanks for liking...yes that is the message... lets help someone...:)

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  42. @fatima...
    yes it is :) thanks for liking :)

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  43. @kiranshah...
    yes the little bit of life..the little bit of goodness..the little bit of sanity that is left in this world is because of people like him who are there to instill hope in the otherwise desolate mankind.... thanks for liking the post... :)
    P.S. yes i read the newspaper..i pray and hope that this new thing transform into something constructive :)

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  44. @almas...
    thanks that you liked the post..yes i was thinking that it is eid time and at this point the generosity of our nation is at its peak so it is the time to remember our unfortunate fellow humans who are not so lucky like we are... we should try to help them...not everyone of us can be like edhi but at least we can try our own part... even a single Rupee or a cent can make a huge difference... :)

    lol @ the committee and obama... but hey what worth is a prize if everybody says you are not worth it? there should be trust and respect that comes with an award a prize ...

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  45. @mishi..

    had i known that you were writing something i would not have dared to post mine :) as i know you would have written it much better than i did... anyways...what is done is done :P

    P.S. waiting for your post now :)

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  46. @akram tariq..
    thanks bro that you like it...yes i think peace is not something that one need to advertise with an award..it is something much more and if it is there then it is seen and acknowledged by the world... the services of Edhi are seen by every body and thats why he is the most respected man in this country.. :)

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  47. @asma khan..

    yes shades of a different life :)

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  48. @Jyoti joshi...
    thanks for liking... yes these two are not any ordinary mother-son :)

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  49. @A...
    yes in this world of selfeshness and full of bad people, the good people looks like part of a fiction :)

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  50. @basharat...
    thanks bro you liked it...yes he is not doing it for any worldly prizes..and he is saving and changing lives which no prize or award can do :)

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  51. @kiran ashraf...
    yes... tears expresses every thing :)

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  52. @atif...

    dear buddy...it was meant to be read on the Eid day so that we somehow get some inspiration from such a wonderful man and help somebody someone from our own pocket money from our own eidi... i am sure nobody from us can be so great to leave the wedding of their near and dear ones and family just to help an unknown poor person...but still we can give 1 rupee to a poor kid...we can buy a pair of shoes or clothes for somebody who have none because his/her parent cannot afford or worse he/she does not have any parents...

    such is the personality and sacrifices of Edhi that one cannot resist tears after reading about the man...

    thanks dear that you like the post and read it even on a busy Eid day :)

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  53. @Balqis...

    in a sense it IS a love story.. a love story of a different kind... about a love which is exalted and pure...the love of humanity...the love of helping the needy and poors...
    thanks for liking :)

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  54. @anonymous...

    it IS true.. Edhi is very much there for the last 60years..day and night everyday of the year...when there is an emergency...their ambulances are the first to arrive at the scene... irrespective of gender, religion, sect and cast..they serves the needy and poor...
    well...i cannot say about others...there are some good organizations and there are some bad..but as far as Edhi foundation is concerned..only 10 percent of their budget goes to salaries and the rest is spent on whatever the ppurpose of the charity is...
    thanks for spending the time reading this ... :)

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  55. Great read.Heart touching and thought provoking .Thanks for sharing Muhammad :)

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  56. @aasiyah...
    thanks for liking the post... yes Edhi is very prominent name...such that now people have forgotten that Edhi was a cast and not a person...now there is only one Edhi for them and that is Abdul Sattar Edhi :) yes the Nobel Prize Committee committed a blunder this time... for 100 years the Prize was considered so prestigious but now ... :(

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  57. @Jyoti Mishra...
    yes it is indeed poignant..but hey...if we think about our surroundings then everything is poignant..only one has to think... :)
    thanks for reading and liking the post :)

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  58. @Ridx...
    Eid mubarak to you and your family and friends :)

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  59. @Lydia...

    thanks for Eid wishes...i m glad you trusted my writing or else you would have left the post unread as a crap :P
    Yes definitely he is a great person and if you have read the tributes which i have pasted the links, you would realize the stature of the man which is much much more that this blogpost could describe...
    yes i guess the committee decided the obama award in a hurry..he was hardly elected when he was nominated...and it is very sad that he did not deliver on the peace front... lets hope the committee correct their mistake this time :)

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  60. @solitaire...
    happy eid to you too..yes it is the sad reality...people are gettin more inhuman :(

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  61. @Deborah..
    thanks for eid wishes...yes people like these are the lifeline of our world... and keeping this world from tearing apart into pieces..thanks for liking :)

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  62. @SOfie..

    welcome... I am already following your blog :)

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  63. @SOfie..

    welcome... I am already following your blog :)

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  64. @shiela...
    thanks that you liked it..yes in these testing times..the world badly need people like these :)

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  65. @Tariq...
    thanks dear for liking :)

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  66. @marja..
    thanks that you feel that way..and thanks again for reading and liking what i wrote :)

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  67. @zeba...
    well i think probably someone would have helped her...but see she was still lying there on the ground shows that nobody did help her...and i dont know many people who would spoil their wedding parties to help some unknown kid...and the most one can do is to call an ambulance or take the poor thing to the hospital..but spending the whole night at her bedside..i dont think anybody else would have done that :)

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  68. @suvaiba fatima...
    well...there is nothing special in my writings...its just the acts and life of the man that makes us weeping... im glad you liked it :)

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  69. @nisha...
    yes indeed..we do need poeple like these... i am glad you read and like my effort :)

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  70. @sunakshi...

    you put it aptly...yes a helping hand is way better...
    yes one can have meals at expensive hotels and wear expensive clothes if one can afford..but at least we should spend a few bucks on feeding and clothing those who cannot afford even the lease expensive clothes and foods...

    thanks for liking :)

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  71. Very inspiring story. Thanks for sharing, Muhammad.
    Also, thank you for following and commenting on my blog. It's very much appreciated!

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  72. @Chintan..
    thanks for reading and liking... yes Edhi is an inspirational man...hope we have a few others like him...

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  73. @miss teacher..
    thanks for reading and liking :)

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  74. @asma khan...
    i m sorry i missed your readings but i had no access to internet..i mean the proper access...i hope i am back...and i have commented on your blog as well :)

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  75. @KONSTANTINA TZORTZI...
    thanks for liking :)

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  76. @sa'dia...
    thank you so much for appreciating my writings... im glad that you liked it :)

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  77. @pygmalion...
    thanks for liking it so much... the point is not to be ashamed...even though we are very bad and need to improve but lets start trying to improve gradually... we cannot become Edhi overnight but yet we can try at our own small level and even a single drop is important for teh benefit of human kind :)

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  78. @kavita...
    thank you so much for liking :)

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  79. @Bibi...
    welcome to our blog...and thanks for liking :)

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  80. Israr Bhai,
    1) I loved your writing.
    2) Every morsel we eat, we should thank God for it. Never waste food.

    A thoughtful post. :)

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  81. Heart-touching!
    Beautifully written :)

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  82. wow a very touching story :(

    Silla

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  83. Hey there!Thanks for visiting my blog(

    This is such an inspiring story..

    Cheers,
    Dreamy Princess

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  84. @spicy sweet...

    1. thanks for liking this post...
    2. yes if everybody stop wasting what he/she wastes in terms of food clothes etc, the world can be a better place :)

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  85. @Ishiyetaa Saxena
    thanks for reading and liking :)

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  86. @I'm Farsilla
    yes the man is of such stature...thanks for liking :)

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  87. @Dreamy Princess...

    Welcome to our blog...
    thanks for reading and liking the post :)

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  88. Thanks for the comment..nice blog u got..

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  89. @bhumika...
    welcome to our blog... Thanks for liking :)

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  90. That was really a heart melting piece and penned it so genuinely....Thanks for bringing in a whiff of humanist concern:-)

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  92. Thank you so much Misterio for sharing such a nice tribute to baba Eidhi,,,,,, I think you really justified his contributions to the helpless and hapless communities in Pakistan. In our country unfortunately there are very less people whom we can proud of as a pakistani. And baba Eidhi is really someone who not only is serving the poor and needies but also showed the world that being citizen of a third world country hes running the Edhi Foundation, the world's largest ambulance help service and charity (wikipedia.com). Its really pathetic to know that every year 15 million people die of hunger while surprisingly the pet food consumption in europe, america, australia and some asian countries exceeds 25 billion dollars as a whole and £1.4 billion in the UK and $14.3 billion in the US in 2005. Can you imagine someone feeding pets while letting human to die...........???? this is a big question for all the developed nations who claim a lot for eradication of poverty and hunger from the globe. I think if baba Eidhi of Pakistan can run the biggest charity foundation then its a shame for all the so called developed nations that still 15 million humans die every year.....!
    8 September 2011 23:42

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  93. wow israr ! This was so beautifully written . . Indeed every 'mother' deserves more of such 'sons' and 'daughters'. . . And well. . . I couldnt recognize the mother in your post until i reached halfway through. . . :)

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  94. @nasnin...
    welcome to our blog... thanks for reading...yes his life and actions are heart-melting even to the most stone-hearted of us :)

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  95. @adian...


    thank you so much adian for reading and liking it...
    as i had already said in a previous post

    http://afficer.blogspot.com/2011/07/technology-purveyor-of-life-or.html

    the problem is not that we dont have enought resources but the real problem is the unequal distribution... and yes people like Edhi gives us hope and encouragement... the developed countries might have a lot of charity organizations but most of there budget goes into salaries and other stuff and very little amount is spend on the actual cause thats the real reason for their failure...

    if only the advanced countries give so much importance to humans of the 3rd world countries as their pets, the world would be a lot better :)

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  96. @jalpari...

    thanks for reading and liking...
    yes every mother deserves... sorry i didnt use the word daughter because this post was meant only for Abdul Sattar Edhi... and i thought Balquis Edhi is a person in her own stature and merits a full-fledged post...yes she is the true daughter of pakistan and the daughter of the east...and the daughter of the world through her actions...

    i am a bad writer that you recognize the mother mid-way :( i meant it to be the last line :P

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  97. Like Lady Fiona, at first I wasn't sure if this was factual, but that resolved itself soon enough. A fantastic post. Left me emotionally all wrung-out.

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  98. Hello Muhammad.
    This was a very thought-provoking & emotional piece indeed. Like some of the others before me, when I first started reading, I thought it was a fictitious story, but as I read further, I realized it was quite the truth.

    Man/woman can be strong in body and mind, Sadly, humility does not exist for some, for it takes strength of steel to be humble.

    You expressed this story very well. Thanks for sharing.

    BTW, thank you also for the warm welcome back. I have missed the interaction with my friends, readers & followers while I was on vacation.

    I hope you have a great weekend/week ahead.

    Andy

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  99. I have no words..
    I just loved it. It's beautiful. Very touching!

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  100. I love how beautifully you have written it. At first I thought it is a story and the more I read it..it seemed real.
    It's very touchy.. and Israr I must say thanks for visiting my blog and leaving the comments. Because I could visit you back and find yours. I am glad that I did. U write so well!

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  101. What an amazing and inspiring story. I imagine the feeling that must drive him along, inside himself.

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  102. I just glanced at this page but the " story" compelled me to read on.. I wondered if the mother was a spirit who had come to visit her son? I love the way you have spread the message of peace...!

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  103. @dave king...
    thank you for reading and liking... its great pleasure to have these nice words from you :)

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  104. @andy...

    Welcome back to my blog :)
    yes it is unbelievable but its true :)

    yes all we need is humility but as you said it takes the strength of the steel which most of us do not have :(
    I am happy that you like it :)

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  105. @♫♪♥PhilO♥♪♫

    welcome to our blog...
    thanks for reading and liking :)

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  106. @shruti...
    welcome to our blog...
    i am glad that you read and like it :)

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  107. @jenny...
    thanks for reading and liking it... yes these are the inner feelings that drive him but alas not everybody has these :(

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  108. @meera..
    welcome to our blog...thanks for dropping by... i am glad that you read and liked it :)

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  109. this was soul reaching, as i read about the saving of the unwanted children i knew it had to be mr. edhi, he is indeed a great man. an example.

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  110. @the butterfly...

    ah..i wanted to hid the identity of the man till the last line, but as the actions of Edhi speaks for themselves, and everybody was able to recognize him midway.. :) indeed he is a great man and an example...

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  111. wow you get a lot of comments! thanks for your comment on a purple sky, thats okay you can enter the next contest if youd like!
    Juliet

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  112. @juliet...
    thanks for visiting our blog...
    i don't get so many comments but the topic was such that people liked it and gave so many many comments :)

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  113. oh ths s emotional...worried after reading it

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  114. @Nisha...

    thanks for reading and liking...yes it is :)

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  115. This is very very well written...and believe me I didn't even know about this man till I read your post, so thank you for that! Am busy googling about him now...and yes, the man is amazing!

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  116. @Siddhartha Joshi...

    Welcome to our blog... well the man is very very famous... and if you ask somebody here about Edhi, he/she would tell that it is this person...even though it is name of his caste but now due to his immense work, Edhi is like used for only one man... :) he is an institution unto himself... :)
    I am glad you now know about him :)

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  117. Please think of the poor and needy people around you every time you eat at some expensive restaurant, or buy some expensive clothes.
    INDEED
    inspiring post. a great one for a remainder to us if this was written during eidulfitr.

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  118. @inspector saahab...

    you are right...we should think of the less fortunate when eating or buying something for us...we could have been them and vice versa... i am glad you liked the post :) keep visiting...

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  119. Hats Off.. that's all I can say :)
    Wishing u a very happy new year Israr.. and to your family n loved ones too !!

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    1. Happy new year... and thanks for reading and liking :)

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  120. A beautiful inspirational post - if only we could all be as selfless as this great man.

    Anna :o]

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    1. world would be such a better place only if we have a few more like him :)

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