One morning I wanted to leave the house there I saw Qassem had returned from his mission and had pulled his jacket over his head behind the door and was fast asleep. I was surprised and thus I woke him up to figure out why was he sleeping in the freezing cold of Malek Garden. I brought him inside, after a while when he got warm by having some tea, I asked him, son! Why were you sleeping at the door in this chilling weather and didn’t enter the house?
Qasem said: Mother, last night when I returned from my mission and arrived at the door of the house, it was too late, I wanted to come inside the house, but then I remembered that the door would make a disturbing sound if opened and closed. I didn’t like to wake you up by the sound when you were asleep. That’s why I decided to stay behind the door until you woke me up in the morning and brought me in.
Narrator: Hajj al-Islam Najafi, a cleric from Kerman, quoted by the mother of martyr Haj Qasem Soleimani.