Agha Mahdi was not able to go to the front line with the troops. He was supposed to stay at the headquarters and lead the operations. He didn’t sleep at all that night. After morning prayers, we moved to the front line.
The distance to the confrontation zone was long. On the way, either due to tiredness or lack of attention, some of the troops’ possessions and war supplies had fallen off on the track. As Agha Mahdi was moving towards the front, he started picking up and gathering whatever supplies he found on the way. While he did this, he would say, “We must be very careful about these items, they are bought from the people’s money. This is the same money that an old lady has saved up all her life and given it out to help equip us against the enemy. We really must look after these things.”
Since then, whenever and wherever we would go, we carried with us empty sacks, and whatever supplies we got our hands-on, we gathered them and returned them to the storage.
This was a story from the life of Shahid… Mahdi Bakeri. A young leader who served the people for Allah’s sake, and finally gave his life away, for Allah’s sake.