A few years ago, in a group of friends, there was a discussion about leaving Iran or staying and legs.
A friend said let me share a memory with you and continued:
“In 1960, I was serving in Shiraz, that city, with several friends, including
I met Mr. Taifi, a member of the Immigration Committee.
One day he told me that tomorrow morning we will have a memorable meeting with some of Shirazi friends, come and use them, because you may not see them again.
I took leave that day and arrived at his house at eight o'clock.
Colonel Vahdat, Mr. Mahmoud Nejad and his wife, Mr. Ishraqi, and Ms. and Mr. Khoshkho were also present.
After tea and sweets, prayers were offered.
Then Mr. Taifi addressed the audience:
“The purpose of my request to my loved ones to attend this meeting is to express the fact that apparently some
People who have hated and abused the Baha’is for many years and persecuted them in various ways will soon be the source of things and will think of harming you in the first place.
Since each of you is a pillar of God’s command in this city, it is a pity that you are imprisoned by these oppressors and sentenced to imprisonment and execution.
Therefore, my request is that you live in different parts of the country or abroad for a while, until the storm passes and then you return to your service. “
There was a heavy silence in the meeting and everyone was thinking about it.
After a few minutes, Colonel Vahdat’s comments were noticed, because he was older in terms of age and had been appointed by Hazrat Vali Amrullah as Ayadi’s deputy.
Mr. Vahdat broke the silence and said: "I have promised Hazrat Vali Amrullah that I will stay and serve in Iran until my last breath.
So stay and share your destiny with Jamal Mubarak
I will leave there and I am satisfied and grateful to him. “
Then the eyes turned to Mr. Mahmoud Nejad, because he was in a good position
And they believed in me and me. He said:
"We are 'soldiers' face to face. If we empty the trenches, who will protect Amrullah?"
We are in the wind. “Society is all responsible for our suffering
“And let us cling to the endurance rope and let go of whatever it is, God willing.”
Then Mr. Ishraqi gave a speech and said:
“As the old saying goes, if those on horseback run away,
What can be expected from pedestrians?
“Our job is to stay and be content with God’s will.”
At that time, Mr. Khoshkho stated:
“While confirming the opinion of my friends, I add that the wish of the beloved carpenter is to be loved. If this wish is fulfilled by our stay in this city and Fouz as a martyr, it is a field of success.”
Thus ended the meeting.
It did not take long for those loved ones to be arrested one by one, tortured with all kinds of torments, and finally confiscated property and martyrs.
The words of the dear friend who came here, no one said anything else. Tears rolled down her cheeks and her hands went to the prayer booklets on the table.