Today we honour a father, an optomitrist, and a community educator: Vahid Tizfahm. Wrongfully imprisoned with six other Baha’i leaders in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison.
Earlier this year, he sent a letter from prison that sought to answer why he has held to his beliefs in the face of persecution, especially the relentless questions of his interrogators.
“Yes, I think differently, I act differently and I see differently,” he wrote. My world is a world of kindness and love. My approach is service to others and my mentality desires the elimination of all forms of prejudice. My aspiration is to create unity among all my compatriots from every ethnicity, group and religion.”
“My heart is free of any animosity and my hands – after many years of confinement and unending pain and suffering – continue to be willing to shake the hands of those who accompany me in the reconstruction of my home land and the revival of our beloved Iran,” he said.
To learn more about Vahid’s story, click here.