One morning an Imam in Tehran entered his temple to do his morning service. On the floor in front of him lay a dishevelled prostitute who addressed herself to God as follows:
"Dear God I am stupid and unworthy. I did what I had to do to survive and be a mother to my only child for my husband ran off and left us. Please forgive me."
The Imam hearing this addressed himself to God as follows:
"Allah! You know very well I am closer to you than most. I speak to you every day and you speak back to me. Nobody knows how close we are, only me. Give me but the word now so that I can have your daughter here stoned to death."