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New book tells kids about Pakistan’s superhero, Edhi

June 12, 2019

Photo: Courtesy Maria Tauseef/Facebook

Children today are often inspired by western superheroes and seem to have forgotten Pakistan’s own superhero who has inspired millions – Abdul Sattar Edhi.

A book titled Edhi Baba has been released for children focusing on the life and work of the late philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi. It has been authored and illustrated by Maria Riaz Tauseef. You can follow her on Instagram at @Martautal or Maria R Illustrations. Copies of the book have run out so they are being reprinted. She is taking orders and the next lot will be available in two weeks. The book costs Rs500, including delivery charges. The book can be ordered outside Pakistan too.

“Edhi is our national hero. In this book I have presented him as a super hero whose super power is big-heartedness,” she told SAMAA TV on its show Naya Din on Wednesday. “By helping people one will become generous and turn into a superhero.”

She said that everyone who wants to help people admires Edhi. She wanted to become a social entrepreneur and through this book she is helping herself as well as donating to the Edhi Foundation because it is currently struggling with funds. Half of the profits of the book will go to the Edhi Foundation.

The book has explained that one doesn’t need to be rich to donate, people can donate in terms of time and voluntary work, she said. Tauseef has tried to focus on Edhi’s life, particularly the aspect that he was also not rich but still helped everyone.

Edhi always mentioned that his mother advised him to share everything with others and gave credit for the Edhi Foundation to her teachings, she said. Similarly, this book instructs parents to teach their children the same values.

She said that she is honored to write this book but the most important thing is contributing something to the Edhi Foundation. I have got a lot of appreciation for this book and I will be honored if it helps the foundation, she said.

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15 Comments

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    Birjis   June 13, 2019 6:12 am/ Reply

    Where is this book available

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    Shabana Ahmedani   June 13, 2019 11:29 am/ Reply

    Where is this book available
    Very very good idea

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    IMIJS   June 13, 2019 5:38 pm/ Reply

    I hope some of the proceeds go towards his charity, if not I will not buy. Only because I would expect loyalty being paid to his cause and he’s not being profited from. But love the concept!

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    Danial   June 13, 2019 6:39 pm/ Reply

    I think there isis good chance to make the cartoon video of this book

    Children are inspired by superman as it is in cartoon form

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    Sadia   June 13, 2019 6:47 pm/ Reply

    From where can we get this book?
    Great great idea

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    FAraz   June 13, 2019 8:34 pm/ Reply

    Where is this book available?

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    Dia   June 13, 2019 8:54 pm/ Reply

    I need this book

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    Anonymous   June 13, 2019 9:14 pm/ Reply

    Love it!

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    Farzal Mumtaz   June 13, 2019 11:06 pm/ Reply

    Where can I buy the book?

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    Amber H   June 14, 2019 1:35 am/ Reply

    I’d like to purchase a few copies please.

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    Sehrish Mumtaz   June 14, 2019 8:41 am/ Reply

    This is a brilliant work MARIA TOUSEEF✌✌✌ more power to you

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    Tosheeba Sarwar   June 14, 2019 1:50 pm/ Reply

    How do we order or buy this book?

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      Mahim Maher   June 14, 2019 2:30 pm/ Reply

      We have updated this story to include details of where to buy the book. Please see her instagram account.

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    Wajiha Tariq   June 14, 2019 7:00 pm/ Reply

    Absolutely adorable! Will definitely get a copy!

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    NCH   June 16, 2019 8:14 pm/ Reply

    Well done Maria. An excellent initiative. Our kids need to identify with local super hero’s. Thanks for this.
    Once reprinted please advertise so it’s accessible

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