Life of Muslim philanthropist should not be hidden treasure
Jul 25, 2016 1:00 AM -
"Make poverty the imprimatur of your life." The renowned Urdu poet/philosopher Allama Iqbal wrote. "Never sell your soul for riches; make your name living in poverty," he added. This advice in a little couplet elegantly sums up the way Abdul Sattar Edhi, the legendary Pakistani philanthropist, lived. Edhi passed away on July 8. He epitomized the sentiment in the couplet by living on two pairs of clothes, which he wore till they had holes in them that he then patched up. He was following the tradition set by the Prophet Muhammad. Edhi managed a Foundation worth millions but died penniless by choice.