You are sitting down idle (doing nothing) and the lady is busy (doing the household chores)!

If on any day that the lady prepared the food and it was not to everybody’s taste yet nobody had the right to pass judgment on it and the Imam would lavish praise on it even if it was not well prepared. If the lady would be busy performing a task in the house even if it was simply changing the position of the tumblers and he saw us sitting idle, he would remark to us disconcertingly: “Why are you sitting down idly and the lady is doing all the work!” If on any day he saw the lady doing the household chores, God have mercy on us for that day would be the Imam’s most moody day and he would ask why the lady was doing the household work and comment: “Your mother is better than all of you; nobody is like your mother.”

Name of the narrator: Farideh Mostafawi

Title of the Book: Impressions and Memoirs about Imam Khomeini's Practical Behaviour, vol. 1, chapter one, page 85


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