In Response to Signatories of "We are Ashamed"


Haleh Rouhi, a Baha'i prisoner for the past 19 months -- jailed because of humanitarian contributionsMalieh Ahmadi is the mother of Haleh Rouhi – a Baha’i youth who has been imprisoned in Shiraz for the past 19 months for her humanitarian work.

I am grateful and thankful!

In the name of love and compassion, and in the name of the Creator who makes us friends — and we are His friends.  I speak as a mother who is far from her imprisoned child

I thank all those broadminded, virtuous and fair individuals who by signing this open letter have been a balm to my wounds.

Because of you, I have grown stronger in my belief that the Creator of the two worlds has spread the fragrance of His love throughout all lands, far and near; and I have accepted that no matter how feeble a light it may be, yet it is a light.  I have become convinced that the heart of some dear souls pulsates for the defense of those wronged by oppression.

May the fervent prayers of this mother who suffers at the hands of her countrymen and neighbors surround you under all conditions! I raise my earnest voice to the highest pinnacle of paradise, “O kind Lord!  Place love, equity, compassion and faith in the hearts of all those who dwell on earth!”

I am grateful, thankful and gratified by your expression of sympathy.

[Source:  Translation by Iran Press Watch.]


2 Responses

  1. amigo

    May 22, 2009 7:34 pm

    This is another testimony of Love from Bahais in response to those who question the integrity and loyalty of Bahais towards their country men and authorities.
    May the hand of God bring Justice towards them and thier persecutioners!

  2. sb

    May 27, 2009 4:38 pm

    This is a most touching letter, full of compassion and radiant acceptance. The attitude of the Iranian Baha’is is amazing to us, so full of compassion and love for their persecutors. I know of no other group of people who behave so kindly to those who offer such hardship and harm. How transformative is the light-filled love of Ms. Ahmadi. We thank you Ms. Ahmadi, for your sacrifice, for showing us how to love God.

    We pray for Haleh constantly as we learn from her mother’s example.


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