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Proud son of 'Father Teresa' is overjoyed
(Karachi, Sep 5, 2016) Mother Teresa was "a great social worker who dedicated her whole life to the service of humanity". These are words Faisal Edhi, a well known Muslim philanthropist in Pakistan. His praise came on the occasion of Mother Teresa's canonization yesterday. Interestingly, his late father was known as 'Father Teresa' among Pakistanis.

Father Teresa of Pakistan

Faisal Edhi's late father, Abdul Sattar Edhi, was one of the well known philanthropists in Pakistan. Fondly called the "Father Teresa of Pakistan", this man of compassion passed away on July 8.

"Edhi Foundation", is home to some 5,700 people in 17 residential institutions and 1,500 ambulances.

According to Faisal, people like Mother Teresa can play a great role in putting an end to rivalries between nations.

"My father had great admiration for Mother Teresa and wanted Muslims to learn from her.He finds similarities between both of them too. "Both of them lived in the same period and faced criticisms from religious fanatics. They accused them of indulging in conversions as they couldn't find any other argument", he says.

Missionary zeal is essential

"Only missionary spirit can help them in working for the welfare of others and understanding their sufferings," he believes. "My father always admired the Catholic nuns who ran two centres for the disabled in Karachi and had good relations with them. Our family still support Catholic initiatives. Every day we send five kg of mutton to a Church run centre for the mentally and physically disabled in Karachi", he sums up with pride. (With agency inputs)

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