Memories of Sardar Sayyid Rahim Safavi of the Days of War

I who was in charge of commanding the Kurdistan Revolutionary Guard Corps until end of Mehr 1359 SH (October 1980); with the onset of war and critical situation of war zones, especially in Khuzestan region, after 34 days since the beginning of the war, ordered by Maj. Gen. Yousef Kolahdooz, deputy of chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards, we went to Khuzestan along with one hundred and a few IRGC brothers, ...

Short Narrations on Arbaeen

The people you see here have left their work and life totally for twenty days. They are not in their homes too. They leave one in the house to entertain the people. They themselves come here to entertain people in the Mukebs (service stations). The service of the Najafi people is well-known in general. In Iraq, the first Heyats (religious congregations) were launched by the people of Najaf. They were the first ones who went toward Karbala on foot.

This is not a hotel!

The Need for Culture Developing to Eliminate Misunderstandings

After saying goodbye to the shrine of Commander of the Muslims, Ali (PBUM) in the afternoon of 15th October 2019, we started moving towards Karbala. We were supposed to start the walk at 2 oclock, but the men returned late from the shrine and the movement was delayed. After an hour, we left the city and reached Pillar at the exit of Najaf city, and started walking. Next to Hussainiyas , the children ...

Severe tortures for a crime I had not committed

Translated by M. B. Khoshnevisan

At the same date (the year 1351 or 1973) something else happened to me. After reciting the Komeil supplication in al-Reza Mosque on one of the Friday nights, I went home. At that time, we had rented the upper floor of the house of a close friend named Mr. Hossein Ghaderi on Hedayat Street near the al- Reza Mosque. The landlord was a very nice and kind person. The house had two doors; one was ...

The story of a Photo

A Thoughtful Portrait of Imam Khomeini in The Last Days of His Presence in Neauphle-le-Château

From the day it became free to publish Imam Khomeinis photo in Iranian newspapers and publications, and for the first time, Kayhan newspaper published his photo on its front page on august 29, 1979, until victory of the Revolution on February 11, 1979, many photographs of Imam Khomeini were published, which depicted him in various situations and places as leader of the Revolution. Widespread publication of these photos indicates the fact that the revolutionary ...

Excerpt from the Memoirs of Nayreh al-Sadat Ehtesham Razavi

I was in Qom at the time, and when the Qom police chief found that I was at Mr. Vahedis house, where he was surrounded; Mr. Vahedi was living in Qom at that time. When Mr. Vahedis house was surrounded, two people knocked on the door and entered the house, and sat with Mr. Vahedi in the guest house. Mr. Vahedi came and said: "lady! They are detectives and come to arrest me";

The Tragedy of Abadan Rex Cinema from the Memories of a Prisoner of Imposed War

Abdul Saleh Khaknejad is one of the prisoners who has recounted his life memories, focusing on his five years in captivity in Iraqi camps. He was born in 1952 in the village of Godartakhti in the central part of Bahmaei city in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces. In his diary entitled " From Godartakhti to Ramadieh", which was prepared and compiled by his nephew Ms. Asieh Khaknejad, he describes his situation, family, and upbringing in a few pages at the ...

Excerpts from the memoirs of Seyed Ahmad Zarhani

On the Day 31st Shahrivar 1359 (22nd September 1980)

In the summer of 1980, a member of the Islamic Association of the Dezful Vahdati Base reported: "Iraqi plane MIG has been appearing in Dezful for several days. The defense could shoot them, but the base commander preferred not shoot them. When the MIGs were gone, permission to fire was issued and our expensive ammunition is wasted." He added: "Meanwhile, the commander has planted poppies in the garden in front of his house and he does not fear to meet someone."

One Photo and Three Memories

After Imam Khomeinis opposition to the bill of state and provincial associations and the reforms proposed by the Pahlavi government, known as the White Revolution and the referendum on January 26th, 1962, and Imam Khomeinis fierce confrontations with the Shah and the Pahlavi regime, Pahlavi forces arrested him at dawn on June 6, 1963. The Pahlavi government found a way to deal directly with Imam Khomeini, who had enjoyed great fame, popularity, and fortune among the Iranian people.

A Narrative of the Incident of 17th Shahrivar (8th September)

I came out of the house. I found the comrades at the appointments and then we came to Shahbaz Street (current 17 Shahrivar). The presence of regime agents on this street was very remarkable and they surrounded paths leading to the square. There was nothing left until eight oclock in the morning - the time of the ceremony - but it was almost impossible to reach the square. That day, I tried to ...
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Excerpts from the memoirs of Seyed Ahmad Zarhani

On the Day 31st Shahrivar 1359 (22nd September 1980)

In the summer of 1980, a member of the Islamic Association of the Dezful Vahdati Base reported: "Iraqi plane MIG has been appearing in Dezful for several days. The defense could shoot them, but the base commander preferred not shoot them. When the MIGs were gone, permission to fire was issued and our expensive ammunition is wasted." He added: "Meanwhile, the commander has planted poppies in the garden in front of his house and he does not fear to meet someone."
An interview with former commander of the 16th Armored Division of Qazvin – 1

Armored General

He came wearing a dress in ripe wheat color, black high-heeled varnished boots, high-quality leather gloves, and gold-rimmed glasses over his nose; a leather hat special for armored horsemen and the golden medal of Fath 2 with three palm tree leaves and the dome of Khorramshahrs Jame (Grand) Mosque as well as the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran installed on the collar of his blue coat.

Importance of Narrator Tone in Implementation

In order to better understand meaning and tone of the narrator, the author must be precise in ordinary peoples conversation, speech, and dialogue. For example, when you go to Bazaar, be more careful to hear normal conversations and actions and verbal reactions of people that are going on; like a surprise reaction. In implementation, we must respect the narrators tone and expression, and be faithful to it. One of the advantages of bringing the narrators tone ...
Review of the book "Behavior in Prudence"

Taking a look at the Political and Social Life of Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Hadi Barikbin

On the cover of the book, it is written: "The present book is a narration of the past life of a religious-political person in the Qazvin region; one who led the Friday Imamate in Qazvin for more than three decades; Hajj Sheikh Hadi Barikbin who had experienced two lifestyles as a child. The ritual and policy of Iranian life in the urban society in which Mr. Hadi was raised there was a strong connection between this model and Iranian identity.