The Imam’s house

An Egyptian’s report of the Imam’s house in Jamaran

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An Egyptian’s report of the Imam’s house in Jamaran

Asra Ahmad Foaad is an Egyptian news reporter who recently travelled to Iran to see the Imam’s house. She was shocked at the simplicity and modesty of the leader of the revolution’s house and published an article in the Yowm al-Sab’ newspaper regarding this. In this article she also talks of the meeting she had with the Imam’s daughter.

The Egyptian Newspaper, Yowm al-Sab’, published an article which described the Imam’s house in Jamaran. The simplicity of the Imam’s house was said to be surprising.
Asra Ahmad Foaad, who is a Yowm al-Sab’ reporter, travelled along with a group of Egyptian women to Tehran. She said the following with regards to this trip: “I travelled along with a group of Egyptian women, and we visited the house of the great leader of the Islamic revolution, which is in Jamaran, which is situated in the north of Tehran. This was the very house where the Imam met the leaders of different countries and issued his statements to the Iranian people.
Asra Ahmad, also added: “This house was situated in one of the simplest areas in the north of Tehran and was built in the traditional Iranian way. My companions on this trip informed me that the Imam lived in a three floored house but didn’t like living there, and was always looking for a simpler house until he found this one and moved here. The owner of this house didn’t want to take any rent from the Imam but the Imam insisted, and so the owner finally agreed to take rent from the Imam.
The report also states that: “We looked at the simple rooms, where Imam Khomeini and his family lived in and at the same time received world leaders. It was very interesting to see that the supreme leader of Iran’s room, which had one chair, a mirror, two pillows and several books, was used to run the country and have official meetings with people from all over the world.”
Asra Ahmad also talks of the meeting the Board of Egyptian ladies had with the daughter of Imam Khomeini, and states: “The next day we travelled to Qom and spoke with the Imam’s daughter, Mrs. Farideh Mostafavi. She too like her father had a simple and modest house. Mrs. Mostafavi gave us a warm welcome and expressed her optimism in the development of stronger relations between Egypt and Iran. During this meeting she also talked of the Islamic revolution of Iran, the uprising of the Iranian people against oppression, Imam Khomeini’s life, the role women played in the Islamic revolution and her presence in marches and protests.”