The Correct Way of Forbidding Evil


Late grand Ayatollah Sheikh Abd al-Karim Haeri Yazdi, the founder of Qom seminary school and Imam Khomeini’s teacher, is quoted as saying: There was a good oldman who frequently attended the congregational prayers but used to shave his beard. I was seeking a chance to prevent him from this evil act. Once we met each other at door of the holy shrine of Hazrat Masoumah (S). I told him, “I’d like to kiss your face!” He brought his face closer and I kissed his face. Meanwhile I whispered in his ear: Don’t shave the place of this oldman!
He said, “Ok”. And thereupon he didn’t shave his face anymore.

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