Revolution is like Our Child

Previously, I was not very familiar with the position of marketers, especially guilds active in local markets; until 2004-2010, while preparing and compiling the memoirs of Hajj Mohammad Arab, one of the pre-revolutionary fighters and officials and ambassadors after the revolution, I became acquainted with Hajj Hossein Soleimani, a militant marketer and an intermediary between Qom marketer and other militant groups. Although in those days I was able to complete the book by conducting numerous interviews with about 50 persons;

Excerpts from the oral memoirs of Mohammad Multaji

A Narrative of a Trip to Kurdistan

After taking a training course, we were to be sent to Kurdistan for a two-month mission. We had already been familiar with Kurdistan and Sanandaj through photos and news; we had seen photos of the beheaded bodies of the Revolutionary Guards and news of Komala and Democrat crimes against the captured Revolutionary Guards. I was coming from the shrine to the water tower. People were gathered on the sidewalk, looking at a wall newspaper.

Proximity in a Strange Land-4

On March/April 2019, a precipitation system in two waves from 25 to 29 March and also from 31 March to 2 April, caused floods and damage in the cities of Lorestan. In these rainfalls, tolls such as landslide and submerging parts of Dorud, Khorramabad, Mamolan, and Pol-e Dokhtar cities were reported. Following the flood in these areas, in addition to the Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution, Iranian Army (Artesh), and IRGC, some ...

Proximity in a Strange Land-3

On March/April 2019, a precipitation system in two waves from 25 to 29 March and also from 31 March to 2 April, caused floods and damage in the cities of Lorestan. In these rainfalls, tolls such as landslide and submerging parts of Dorud, Khorramabad, Mamolan, and Pol-e Dokhtar cities were reported. Following the flood in these areas, in addition to the Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution, Iranian Army (Artesh), and IRGC, ...

Proximity in a Strange Land-2

On March/April 2019, a precipitation system in two waves from 25 to 29 March and also from 31 March to 2 April, caused floods and damage in cities of Lorestan. In these rainfalls, tolls such as landslide and submerging parts of Dorud, Khorramabad, Mamolan and Poldokhtar cities were reported. Following flood in these areas, in addition to Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution, Iranian Army (Artesh) and IRGC, some people also in ...

Proximity in a Strange Land - 1

On March/April 2019, a precipitation system in two waves from 25 to 29 March and also from 31 March to 2 April, caused floods and damage in cities of Lorestan. In these rainfalls, tolls such as landslide and submerging parts of Dorud, Khorramabad, Mamolan and Poldokhtar cities were reported. Following flood in these areas, in addition to Housing Foundation of Islamic Revolution, Iranian Army (Artesh) and IRGC, some people also in the ...

Women Nurses Narratives of the Sacred Defense

Soheila Farjamfar Memoirs from the first days of the Sacred Defense

Looking at the book, The Wandering Shoes

Soheila Farjamfar is one of the nurses who served on the front lines of a city during the sacred defense. Her autobiographical memoirs, in eloquent style and with detailed descriptions, make The Wandering Shoes more like a readable story. The narrators account of the first days of the Baath partys invasion of Iran is interesting: "... Even though we saw people fleeing the city in groups every day, we still said ...

A narrative from a pilgrim:

The Role of Women in Managing the Arbaeen Walk

"Simple but peaceable houses"

After all, it was the promised day. We left the city of Najaf to attend the Arbaeen walk on 25 October of 2016 at 11:00 am. Besides us, other people were leaving the city. After an hour of walking, we arrived at the exit of the city and Pillar-1. The road was divided into three parts. There were two roads for walking and one road for cars. There was a commotion.

A narrative from a pilgrim:

Houses dedicated to Imam Hussein

After saying goodbye to the shrine of Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH), we set out for the exit of Najaf to attend the Arbaeen walk on Friday of 25 October of 2018, at 8:30 am. After a little walking, we reached a square where we passed it every year but we were hesitant to move to the right or the left. A companion who was an Arabic-speaking of Khorramshahr asked the policeman ...

Operation Samen al-Aemmeh in the Memoirs of Zohreh Farhadi

It was the month of October of the year 1360 (1981). Unwillingly, I felt the atmosphere of the first days of school again, and I was worried. If the war had not started, Fatemeh Farhanian, Masoumeh Ramhormozi, few other high school girls, and I would have been worked. Before the war, the most important hours of my life were spent at school. Until last year, I used to start the autumn with ...
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An Excerpt from Ahmad Mansouri memoirs on the eve of Nowruz 1358 (March 21, 1979)

Protection of Paarchin Military Industries

Immediately after fall of the Pahlavi military and security headquarters and the victory of the Islamic Revolution, people in every city and neighborhood took over the protection of the region, and established the Islamic Revolution Committees, which was a spontaneous revolutionary institution. The people of East Tehran also had voluntarily gathered in Parchin to protect the military industry of Parchin, which included several factories and critical centers of the military industry in about forty kilometers area.

A Critique on the Oral History of War; Reviewing an Interview

Following the decision of the Sacred Defense Documentation and Research Center to interview with war commanders under the title "Oral History of Commanders", designed and implemented by the late Dr. Ardestani, I have steadily studied and written various notes about the oral history, with respect to the importance of methodology. In Persian references, the oral history has been perceived and emphasized more by the validity of the oral methodology and its distinction ...
As a rescue worker, a girl teenager narrates about the sacred defense

The People of the War Zones Were All Warrior

A report on the women activities behind the front line during the holy defense
The first years of Monire Sadeghis adolescence coincided with the outbreak of the imposed war. She is one of the active girl teen in the eight years of the holy defense, who was a regular volunteer in Basij, served as a rescue worker in war zones, and was engaged in military training of women since the first years of the imposed war. Sadeghi was born in 1968 in Ilam and has memories ...

An Excerpt from the Memoirs of Colonel Ali Ghamari

On October 22, 1980, it was announced that all the defenders of the garrison Khorramshahr have died a martyr, which had a very bad effect on fighters spirit, because our place, that is the garrison Khorramshahr, had been completely occupied by the Iraqis. Many cried when heard this news. I was very upset to hear it, but could not believe whether it was true. So, I sent one of the informants to investigate about it and then to let me know.