Divine Grace

Mr. Atif Tufail writes on his LinkedIn profile about ‘divine grace’ in regards to Mr. Zafar Masud and his miraculous survival in PK8303 plane crash.

Have you experienced divine “Grace” in your life?

In the ordinary course of things we should be eaten alive by bacteria, consumed by cancer, clogged up by fats and clots, eroded by acids. It is hardly remarkable that we sicken and die; what is truly remarkable is that we don’t usually sicken very often and we don’t die very quickly. There is a force, the mechanism of which we do not fully understand, that seems to operate routinely in most people to protect and encourage their physical health even under the most adverse conditions.

I can give you evidence of miraculous divine grace from the recent history of Pakistan. Zafar Masud, president & CEO of The Bank of Punjab, experienced infinite divine grace when he survived the PK 8303 plane crash. I was listening to his interview after this horrific incident. He shared that when the plane was about to crash, he heard the voice of his creator in his head saying that the plane was destined to crash but he’ll be a miraculous survivor.

If you want to invite “divine grace” in your life, I encourage you to listen to Zafar Masud sahib’s conversation: “Legacy Amongst Tragedy”.

Link of the conversation: Legacy Amongst Tragedy — Franklin Covey Interview

Atif’s Profile

Atif is a seasoned HR professional with over 18 years of experience across diverse industries like IT, technology, oil & gas, microfinance, and education. He has a strong track record of success in the following areas:

  • Strategic HR Leadership: As a Director of Human Resources and Learning & Development Specialist, Atif has demonstrably added strategic value to organizations.
  • Global Experience: Atif has provided HR services not only in Pakistan but also remotely in various countries like the USA, Saudi Arabia, and China.
  • Performance Improvement: Atif has a proven ability to improve organizational results by:
    • Reducing time to productivity: He achieves this through integrated development systems, competency-based selection & training, aggressive onboarding, and early identification of development needs.
    • Improving employee performance: He uses candid and frequent performance feedback and incentive-based pay to drive performance.

Divine Intervention and the Power of Faith: A Deeper Look at Zafar Masud’s Story

In a world seemingly governed by the ironclad laws of physics and biology, the concept of divine grace offers a compelling counterpoint. It speaks to a force beyond our rational understanding, one that intervenes in our lives in unexpected and often life-saving ways. Mr. Zafar Masud’s story, a testament to this very idea, serves as a powerful reminder of the extraordinary woven into the fabric of the ordinary.

As we navigate the daily intricacies of life, we are constantly bombarded with threats to our well-being. From the microscopic world of bacteria and viruses to the insidious growth of chronic diseases, our bodies are in a constant state of defense. Yet, despite these ever-present dangers, we often experience remarkable resilience. It is this very resilience, this inexplicable ability to overcome adversity, that compels us to consider the possibility of a force acting in our favor, a force some refer to as divine grace.

Mr. Masud’s experience, his miraculous survival of the PK 8303 plane crash, stands as a powerful illustration of this concept. In his own words, recounted in the interview “Legacy Amongst Tragedy,” he describes a profound encounter with the divine. In the face of imminent disaster, he heard the voice of his creator offering a message of reassurance – a promise of survival amidst the impending chaos.

Masud’s story resonates deeply because it speaks to a universal human yearning for connection, for a force greater than ourselves that watches over us. It is a yearning that transcends religious boundaries, a testament to the shared human experience of vulnerability and the hope for something more. This hope, this belief in the unseen, is what many call faith.

For those seeking to cultivate this divine grace in their own lives, Mr. Masud’s story offers a compelling call to action. By listening to his interview, “Legacy Amongst Tragedy,” one can gain valuable insights into his experience and perhaps glean wisdom applicable to their own lives. Masud’s story suggests that faith, whatever form it takes for the individual, can be a source of strength and solace in the face of adversity.

The power of faith is a complex and multifaceted concept. It is not merely blind belief, but rather a deep trust and conviction in something unseen. It is a belief that can provide comfort, strength, and guidance in the face of life’s challenges. Mr. Masud’s story serves as a beacon, reminding us that even in the darkest of moments, hope and the possibility of divine intervention, or simply the unwavering strength of faith in itself, can illuminate the path forward.

PK8303 Plane Crash and Divine Grace

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK8303 became a national tragedy on May 22, 2020. The Airbus A320 attempting to land at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport went down near the runway, claiming the lives of 97 people on board. Miraculously, only two passengers survived, one of them being Mr. Zafar Masud, a leading figure in Pakistan’s banking sector and the current CEO of the Bank of Punjab.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation, with pilot error emerging as a possible contributing factor. This incident undoubtedly left an indelible mark on Mr. Masud. However, he chose to channel his experience into a force for positive change. He emerged as a strong advocate for improved airline safety standards in Pakistan, establishing the Zafar Masud Foundation. This foundation serves as a powerful testament to his commitment to preventing similar tragedies.

Beyond the immediate human loss, the PK8303 crash became a turning point for aviation safety discussions in Pakistan. Mr. Masud’s story of survival transcended a personal experience. He shared his ordeal and the profound lessons learned in a TEDx talk titled “What I learned as one of two survivors of a plane crash.” This talk resonated deeply within the country, sparking a national conversation about improving air travel safety measures

Legacy Amongst Tragedy — Franklin Covey Interview

Mr. Masud’s survival and his subsequent advocacy serve as a powerful reminder of the human spirit’s resilience in the face of tragedy. His story has become a beacon of hope, pushing for improvements that can prevent similar disasters in the future.

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