“Edhi Sahib, as he was affectionately and respectfully known, was the key worker of a nation for whom nothing was more important than putting one’s self aside for the sake of others all the while understanding that there are no others, only reflections of one human self.”
In an exciting new venture into online theatrical performances, Khayaal Theatre Company presents Edhi Means Love – starring Ezra Faroque Khan as the lead role. Set for Sunday the 28th of February, this performance is based on the life of Abdul Sattar Edhi, the late Pakistani philanthropist who was nominated several times for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Tickets to the show can be found here, for the 28th of February at 6pm GMT.
An incredible humanitarian who founded the Edhi Foundation, Abdul Sattar Edhi was registered as a parent or guardian of almost 20,000 children by the time of his death and had founded the largest volunteer ambulance service. His legacy lives on through not only his foundation, which is now run by his son Faisal Edhi, but through the countless people he inspired and will continue to inspire through his selfless work.
Called the “Angel of Mercy”, the “Richest Poor Man”, and the “World’s Greatest Living Humanitarian”, Edhi’s life has now excitedly been made into an incredible storytelling experience, based on the autobiography A Mirror to the Blind. Edhi will be played by the actor Ezra Faroque Khan – who has been in films and television shows such as The Kite Runner, Doctor Strange, and Eastenders, amongst others.
Luqman Ali, the Artistic Director of Khayaal Theatre, stated:
“In this time of global crisis when issues of welfare, health, inequality, and poverty have been cast into sharp relief, we at Khayaal believe that the epic story of a contemporary humanitarian legend whose incredible love for humanity led him to scale the heights of selfless service and dedication will resonate with and inspire viewers to greater compassion, empathy, and care for the most vulnerable in our societies. Edhi Sahib, as he was affectionately and respectfully known, was the key worker of a nation for whom nothing was more important than putting one’s self aside for the sake of others all the while understanding that there are no others, only reflections of one human self.”
In a time where we can all benefit from more inspiration, this digital performance and incredible life of Abdul Sattar Edhi will hopefully inspire us all to become better and more giving members of our own communities.
Tickets to the show can be found here, for the 28th of February at 6pm GMT. Ticket proceeds will be shared by the charities Khayaal Theatre, The Edhi Foundation UK, and Luton Foodbank.