Why did you walk ahead of your father!

Once after my meeting with the Imam at his residence in Jamaran, one of the state’s authorities paid a visit to the Imam in order to resolve certain current affairs. He was accompanied by his aged father. After the conclusion of his meeting with the Imam, he said: “When I was being received by the Imam, I walked in front of my father while he followed behind me. After the audience was over, I introduced my father to the Imam. The Imam gave me a look and stated: “Is this gentleman your father?” I replied in the affirmative and the Imam remarked: “Then why did you walk ahead of him and enter the room before he did!”

Name of the narrator: Hujjat al-Islam wal Muslimeen Jami, Message of the Revolution journal, no. 69

Title of the Book: Impressions and Memoirs about Imam Khomeini's Practical Behaviour, vol. 1, chapter six, pages 291 & 292


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