Nowadays, all one hears in news bulletins is how a bomber in Pakistan claims __ number of lives. Here is another Pakistani. He is from Swat as well, the region racked by violence. He has 14 lives to his name. Only, he didn’t hurt anyone, he saved them. Working in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, during the recent floods, he saved 14 strangers and died trying to save the 15th. His name is Farman Ali Khan.
5:32 …and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind…
He had a wife and three daughters. His youngest hadn’t even seen him, and yet he risked his life trying to save strangers and the 15th time round was martyred. That is courage.
Karate champ saved 14 before drowning
“JEDDAH: A Pakistani karate champion who saved the lives of 14 people in the Nov. 25 flashfloods before drowning while trying to save another is one of the many unsung heroes of that fateful morning.
“Farman’s youngest daughter Jarira has never seen her father”
He added that Farman used tire tubes, wooden planks and ropes to save 14 people. “He was trying to save the 15th person when the water swept him away,” said Rahman, adding that his brother saved people without caring what their nationalities were.
Farman is survived by his wife and three daughters — Zubaida, 7, Madeeha, 6, and Jarira, 4.”
(Article in Dar Al Hayat It’s in arabic)
Photo of martyr and family at end of first post on above thread