Amad-Ud-Din with his sons Abdullah Amad (left) and Ubaid Amad during his daughter's wedding ceremony. File
Inayat-Ur-Rahman, Senior Reporter
The United Arab Emirates has never been paltry before the demands of benevolence and social harmony. And that is not a claim. It is common knowledge.
The country, a unique, joyful and tolerant mix of 200 nationalities, has an appeal that is both inspirational and productive.
Its multilayered progress inspires and its enviable innovative work culture helps one to be productive and result-oriented.
Amad-Ud-Din poses for a photograph at a shopping centre in Dubai.
Tens of thousands land here everyday from different nations to earn a living, save some money and go back, but the beautiful country really grows on some people and they go onto make the UAE their home. Home is where progress is, where peace is, where love is, they begin to tell themselves.
One such person was Amad-ud-Din, a Pakistani expatriate, who came to the UAE as a young man in 1977, fell in love with vibrant Dubai and never went back. But he was constantly in touch with his home district of Dir in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, helping the needy there on a regular basis.
Amad-Ud-Din with his son (left) and nephews during his daughter's wedding ceremony.
What Amad, 69, and his wife Nasreen Begum, 58, loved most was the Emirati society and institutions’ charitable and humane ways.
The UAE lives out Sheikh Zayed’s words, “The rich should help the poor, and God Almighty granted us this wealth to develop our country, and at the same time to contribute to the development of other countries.”
The couple were known for their generous disposition. This was stated by Sajjad Ahmad, a Pakistani expatriate, who knows the family well and is familiar with their ways.
Amad-Ud-Din poses for a photograph in Switzerland.
The two were married for 40 years and were caring parents of eight children — two sons and six daughters. Amad had been working for a real estate company in the UAE.
Fida Mohammed Khan, a retired school teacher, who is based in Pakistan, told Gulf Today that his heart is bleeding over the couple’s untimely death. He mentioned that his kidney failed three months back. He was unable to pay for his kidney transplant. He said Amad provided him full financial support for the transplant and he got a new lease of life due to his kind gesture and he finds himself in fine fettle now.
Asmanullah, who works with a local company in Dubai, deeply mourned the death of the couple.
He said Amad was a great human being and his role in serving people will always be remembered. He mentioned that he would never forget the kind gesture of the deceased, when he lost his father last year in Pakistan.
Amad-Ud-Din with his friends and nephews.
The deceased provided him an air ticket and other expenses to attend his father’s funeral back home.
Yousuf Khan, who hails from Swat, Pakistan, and is based in Dubai, mentioned that Haji Amad served distressed people across the board. He added that when he was jobless, the deceased helped him secure a job and also assisted him financially.
He added that he knows hundreds of needy people whom the deceased supported in Dubai and back home. He helped people financially to get their daughters married.
People in the hometown of Amad fasted for his health after the former was hospitalised following a COVID-19 attack some weeks ago. It reflected their love for him.
His wife Nasreen, also affected by coronavirus, was admitted to hospital three days after her husband.
The couple indeed lived and died for each other because the two left the world of mortals within a span of three days. They were in hospital for over four weeks and are buried next to each other in the Muhaisnah Cemetery in Dubai. May their souls rest in peace.
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