Ask him to come in

ID: 30341 | Date: 2013/08/08

I had a meeting with the Imam in the year 1982, when I reached the gate of the courtyard of his residence, an old man who was carrying a bag of almonds told me with a thick Turkish accent that when I meet with Imam to tell him that an old man from the town of Arasbaran has traveled a long way and wishes to see you and added that he wanted to present this bag of almonds to him. I promised that I would relay his message to the Imam. When it was my turn to meet him, Hujjat al-Islam Martyr Mahallati, Hujjat al-Islam Anwari, Hujjat al-Islam Muwahhidi Kermani the representatives of the Imam in the Revolutionary Guards Corps, gendarmerie, and the State Police respectively also had an appointment with him. When the Imam told Mr. Sani‘i that at present he was tired and could not meet the officials, I thought to myself that since the Imam had not agreed to meet with his representatives as he was indisposed, then how could he agree to meet with the old man. But in any case I told him that an old man was very eager to see him. The Imam immediately stated: “Ask him to come in.” when the old man entered, the Imam warmly enquired about his health and bent himself to kiss the hands of the old man.

Ask him to come in: Muhsin Rafiqdust