It was unbelievable for them to accept that their compassionate father is no longer among them. Someone that they’d cried with his tears and laughed with his smile. Someone who has illustrated the true lessons of Ashura and taught them to stand against oppression no matter how strong is your enemy, because your God is stronger than any other forces.
Imam Khomeini’s speech, Meeting with Basiji soldiers (depth of love!):
“I envy your cheerful and luminous faces and your tears of joy. I feel modest when I encounter these faces and these attentive hearts of God’s presence”.
Imam Khomeini’s funeral in 6 June 1989