Sometimes it would occur that I or others would take a bouquet of flowers for
the Imam and the Imam would welcome the bouquet with a gracious and sincere
smile. The Imam is extremely poetic and recites wonderful verses. He kept a
volume of verses that contained lovely verses which the “Savak” security police
of the Shah shredded when they invaded his residence in Qum.
* By: Hasan Thaqafi