The Imam was extremely clean to the extent that one of his outstanding features
was hygiene. We remember right from his youth that he was an essence of
cleanliness and hygiene. At that time when we were small, the streets were muddy
and the seminary students in mud up to their knees and their robes would be
muddied. But he would walk and take steps so gently in the lanes that at times;
for instance, about ten specks of dirt would cling to his robe. He would bring
the robe into the room, place it in front of the heater and when the specks
would dry we would remove them and clean them with a stain remover.
* By: Farideh
Mustafawi, ibid., p. 154.