Part of memoirs of Seyed Hamid Shahangian

Revolution in Music Office

One of my most important problems in the Music Office was the group of people who worked in the area of the music of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). Most of them neither knew much about the revolution nor believed in it. On the other hand, they were not very hopeful that the revolution would last! They thought that we could ...

Efforts to Inform the Villagers

Nasrin Barkohan: “We were a group that all of us had a direct relationship with Mr. Mehdi Foroudi; the meetings, trainings and courses we had, all of these were done in Mr. Foroudi’s house... For example, we used to distribute some of the Imam’s leaflets here and there... with Maryam Foroudi and one of the other guys, we went to the villages and did some propaganda, ...

Part of memoirs of General Yusuf Forootan

The suicide of a female guerilla

There was a lady in prison who was a member of the Fadai guerrillas and her behavior was very strange; even though she had been pardoned twice, she was still attached to them. For the third time, when she was imprisoned, due to having a murder case, her punishment was heavy, and she was certain that she would stay in prison for a long time.

Piranshahr 1986

Silent Scream

I had coordinated with the headquarters commander, Mr. Salehpour, to take supplies, warm clothes and boots to the fighters. Salehpour was against my going to that area and said: It is absolutely impossible that you can reach the heights, where the fighters are stationed, through the snow tunnel that we made for the passage of the fighters. But when he saw my insistence, he accepted.

Part of memoirs of Seyed Mohammad Sadr

One day, while I was driving with my Peykan, I entered from Dowlat Street to Shariati Street and saw Mr. Motahari who was waiting for a taxi. Of course, he had a car of his own and I don’t know why he was on foot on that day. Maybe, it was an opportunity for me to see him. In those days, I knew that he had visited the imam.

Return of Imam

After Muhammad Reza Shah left the country on January 16, 1978, Shapour Bakhtiar as his prime minister tried his best to prevent overthrow of the Pahlavi government in Iran, which was completely predictable. One of the most important actions he took in this direction was to prevent Imam Khomeini from entering the country. When Imam announced he wants to return to Iran, Bakhtiar ordered closure of ...

Daily Notes of a Mother

Memories of Ashraf-al Sadat Sistani

They bring Javad's body in front of the house. His mother comes forward and says to lay him down and recite Ziarat Warith. His uncle recites Ziarat and then tells take him to the mosque which is in the middle of the street and pray the funeral prayer (Ṣalāt al-Janāzah) so that those who do not know what the funeral prayer is to learn it.

An Excerpt of the Book “Truth of Samir”

Narration of My Captivity Moments

It was as if I had woken up. I felt a bad smell. A soldier was standing next to me and pressing my leg with his boot. My blood serum bag was over my head. It was clear that I had lost a lot of blood. I regained consciousness with the pressure of the boot on my leg. It seemed they had put a piece of alcohol-soaked cotton in front of my nose to bring me back to consciousness.

A cut from Iran-Iraq War Chronicle book

Two narrations form Operation Beit al-Moaqaddas 2

First narration

From the morning of the first day of Operation Beit al-Moqaddas 2, the efforts of the commanders are focused on continuing the operation and using the available opportunity, supporting the units, keeping the roads open and the like.

You Go and Sit in Qom

When news of Imam's decision to return to Iran was published, many clergies and people came to Tehran from different cities to welcome him. For example, figures such as Martyrs Madani, Dastgheib and Sadoughi came Tehran. May God rest their souls. The late Ayatollah Boroujerdi (peace be upon him) used to read this verse when name and memory of the past Ulama were mentioned:
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A Critique on Oral history of War Commanders

“Answering Historical Questions and Ambiguities Instead of Individual-Organizational Identification”
“Oral history of Commanders” is reviewed with the assumption that in the field of war historiography, applying this method is narrated in an advancing “new” way, with the aim of war historiography, emphasizing role of commanders in creation of its situations and details.
A cut from memoirs of Jalil Taeffi

Escaping with camera

We were in the garden of one of my friends in "Siss" on 26th of Dey 1357 (January 16, 1979). We had gone for fun. It was there that we heard the news of Shah's escape from the local people. They said that the radio had announced. As soon as I heard this news, I took a donkey and went on its back.
Life of Martyr Kazem Amloo Narrated

Baneh Dream

The book "Baneh Dream" narrates the life of martyr Kazem Amloo. It has been authored by Alireza Kalami and released by Marz-o Boom Publications. The book starts with the publisher's preface and the author's introduction; then, 75 memories have been narrated from the language of the martyr's family, friends and comrades.
War commander narrates Operation Fat’h al-Mobin

Chenaneh

The book “Chenaneh” authored by the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Brigadier General Fatollah Jafari is about different phases of Operation Fat’h al-Mobin. Jafari is the founder of IRGC combat units. He also set up the IRGC 3rd Combat Brigade and Division. The book’s title has been chosen from the name of a village in Shush area