Bahá’u’lláh was stripped of His outer garments, the soles of His feet were beaten and His taj knocked off His head. With bleeding feet and in chains He was forced to walk to Tehran in the heat of the midsummer sun. Crowds of people lined the streets, shouting, screaming obscenities at Him. One old woman, with a ferocity and anger that belied her years, thrust her way through the crowds. “I adjure you! Give me a chance to throw my stone in His face!” Bahá’u’lláh stopped the guards, saying “Suffer not this woman to be disappointed, deny her not what she regards as a meritorious act in the sight of God.”

Ruhi Book 4