A Section of the Memories of Khuzestan Fighting Women during the Eight Years of Holy Defense

Narrator: Hamida Moradian - Ahvaz 1986

That year, my mother took me with her, who was not yet ten years old. Women used to wash dishes and clothes from 8:00 a.m. until midday call to prayer and again after prayer and lunch until near evening prayer. I would lift the buckets in which the ladies put their laundry, even ...

I Do Not Sign

Warnings Before Arrest

We acted publicly in the first year of entering the Faculty of Pharmacy as once the dean of the faculty, Dr. Zargari, invited me to his room. I don't know, maybe I was in the second semester. But I'm sure I wasn’t still a student in his class; thus I didn't know him. The story was that one day a gentleman named Mr. Nazmjoo, who usually sat in front of the ...

Part of memoirs of Masoumeh Rasouli about sacred defense supporting

When we were informed of his martyrdom, we wanted to do what we could. The town of Mallard did not have a flower shop. It came to my mind to make a flower basket ourselves. Since my mother had lived in Tehran in the past, she knew how to make flowers and had the equipment.

A Narrative of the Efforts of the People of Alborz Province to prevent the Pahlavi Government's Army from Entering Tehran

In those days, we organized ourselves in the mosque. About thirty people were stationed there day and night and we controlled everything. On the night of February 10, my motorcycle was in the hands of couriers. At that time I had a motorcycle Yamaha 80. At ten o'clock at night, there was a report that three army jeeps are on their way and are entering Mardabad.

Part of memories of Seyed Masoud Jazayeri

The Pearl of Majnoon

The Operation Kheibar was a big and difficult operation in terms of strategic, tactical and amphibious location, and especially in terms of the tools and equipment that we had to use during the operation. Mehdi and I were together from the very beginning. Even from our very secret identifications with disguises; boats and the guides who didn't know what we came for inside Hoor Reed and not ...

Part of memoirs of Seyed Hadi Khamenei

The Arab People Committee

Another event that happened in Khuzestan Province and I followed up was the Arab People Committee. One day, we were informed that the Arabs had set up a committee special for themselves. At that time, I had less information about the Arab People , but knew well that dividing the people into Arab and non-Arab was a harmful measure.

The Situation of Political Prisoners in Khorramabad during the Pahlavi Era

On 22 May 1976, I was arrested by the Gendarmerie in "Gachsaran" on the side of "Ahvaz" road while returning from the presence of Martyr Madani. They took out from Sachem a cassette tape of the messages of Martyr Madani, which was for the students of the Kamaliya Hossein in Khorramabad, and a cassette tape of the lecture of Hujjat al-Islam

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.
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Part of memoirs of Seyed Hadi Khamenei

The Arab People Committee

Another event that happened in Khuzestan Province and I followed up was the Arab People Committee. One day, we were informed that the Arabs had set up a committee special for themselves. At that time, I had less information about the Arab People , but knew well that dividing the people into Arab and non-Arab was a harmful measure.
Book Review

Kak-e Khak

The book “Kak-e Khak” is the narration of Mohammad Reza Ahmadi (Haj Habib), a commander in Kurdistan fronts. It has been published by Sarv-e Sorkh Publications in 500 copies in spring of 1400 (2022) and in 574 pages. Fatemeh Ghanbari has edited the book and the interview was conducted with the cooperation of Hossein Zahmatkesh.

Is oral history the words of people who have not been seen?

Some are of the view that oral history is useful because it is the words of people who have not been seen. It is meant by people who have not been seen, those who have not had any title or position. If we look at oral history from this point of view, it will be objected why the oral memories of famous people such as revolutionary leaders or war commanders are compiled.

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.