You ought to transform the Shah’s wealth into housing and construction

The Imam gathered his inner circle on the night before the day he was to leave for the city of Qom. Martyr Beheshti, Mr. Rafsanjani, I and others were present. The Imam remarked in an angry tone stating: “I am leaving; you must transform this wealth of the Shah and of the regime’s collaborators into housing for the deprived and weaker classes.” This directive formed the order for establishing the Bonyad-e-Mostazafan (Foundation for the deprived) that was issued on his behalf on that night.

Name of the narrator: Ayatollah Martyr Mahallati, Ibid., vol. 4

Title of the Book: Impressions and Memoirs about Imam Khomeini's Practical Behaviour, vol. 1, chapter two, page 218



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