A Memorial of the Islamic Association Abroad

Translated by: Zahra Hosseinian

One of the most passionate meetings of students after the Ashura [in 1978] was their gathering at the Surrey University. The great hall of the university had been booked, and over six or seven hundred population of men and women gathered there. I mentioned that the slogan of Takbir is the memorial of the Islamic Association Abroad. Before the revolution, Takbir was rarely heard in domestic meetings, but almost in the months leading up to the victory of the revolution, ...

The Gift of Shahanshah Aryamehr to you

A few days after the martyrdom of the people and clergies in the city of Qom, we were informed that the people in Tabriz had staged protest rallies against the Shahs regime. I who had spent student days in Tabriz and had many friends over there, left Qom for Tabriz to have political and revolutionary activities and resided in the house of one of these friends. A few days had remained to the ...

Leading the demonstrations

When the Eid al-Fitr came to an end, it was announced that the demonstrations would be held from the same location for more three other days. The issue was also advertised for two days. On the sixteenth day, the military occupied all the streets of Tehran since early in the morning. It was dawn when some of the guys came to our house and said, "Haj Agha, it was announced the day before yesterday ...

Introducing the Name of Imam Khomeini for the First Time

A few days after the martyrdom of Haj Mustafa [Khomeini], scholars and clerics held a final assembly in the Bazaar Grand Mosque, where a large crowd had gathered. I also participated in that assembly. The speaker of that meeting, who was the late Sheikh Hassan Taheri from Isfahan, named Imam Khomeini after years when it had been forbidden, and the assembly ended with a great enthusiasm. The next day, Ayatollah Motahhari telephoned and said: ...

Cultural activities in Lebanon

Before going abroad, I was familiar with fluent Arabic to a great extent, and after the trip, due to my previous talent in this field; I was able to make up for my shortcomings in a short time and very quickly. I also got familiar with slang Arabic. One of the things I started on the sideline of my activities was the translating of a few books that I felt needed to be published for the campaigners inside and outside the country.

Protest against the unfavorable situation of Shiraz University

We religious people who saw these scenes regularly, sat and talked together about the bad situation, and how we could tolerate it; the corruption has spread everywhere and the state of the university has become very unpleasant. Some forty five religious students gathered together and went to the president of the university in order to talk with him. Prior to this, he was the Head of the Farah Office and the Court Minister and had a high position;

A memory of Nayereh Sadat Ehtesham Razavi

Arrest and re-arrest of Mr. Nawab (July 1951)

In 1951, Mr. Nawab was rearrested. I was at Mr. Akbari house those days. On the day Mr. Nawab was arrested, the newspapers headlined: "Nawab Safavi was arrested." At the same time, there were about twelve or thirteen high-ranking members of the Fadaiyan-e-Islam in the police prison, with whom their family members usually met daily. On one of the visit days, Sheikh Mahdi Haghpanah spoke against the government in the prison courtyard.

Memoirs of Abolqassem Eqbalian

I am Kashani

It was one of the nights of the month of Ordibehhesht 1358 (April-May 1979). I had put my head on the desk of my office in Varamin Committee, and was in a state between sleeping and waking. My whole childhood was walking in front of my eyes; a sweet childhood which had passed in the backstreets of Jamalabad. I came to my senses as the phone rang. It was on behalf of Haj Agha Baqeri Kani ...

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.
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Nayereh Sadat Ehtesham Razavi Narrates Meeting with Shahid Nawab Safavi

Despite I did all my best, I could not meet him until shortly before his martyrdom. At that time, we lived in Sar Asiyab Doolab. One day I entered a real estate agency in Khorasan Square and asked, ‘Sir, will you let me call?’ He replied: ‘No problem.’ I dialed the phone number of the military prosecutor and talked to Azmoudeh. I said to him: ‘You have imprisoned the soldiers of Islam and the offspring of the Messenger of God for supporting religion, and sentenced them to death; ...
A review of the book "From the Pavilion to the Trench"

Memoirs of Abbas Ali Dargahi

On the cover of [the book] "From the Pavilion to the Trench" is a contemplative image of an engraved warrior prostrating outside the trench under the protection of his God, and on the back [cover] of the book is a multi-line narrative of the great victory: "The fighting forces, seeing the destruction of the Iraqi tanks, rushed towards the Iraqis from the trench with shouts of God Almighty, and at four oclock in the morning,
Review of the book "Sky is Close to Heaven"

Memoirs of Pilot Hossein Behzadfar

A suitable photo of a pilot and a stair-liked arrangement of the title, which remind the peak and the flight, is used for the cover of the book "Sky is Close to Heaven". The book begins with a brief dedication by the pilot Hossein Behzadfar to his wife and then handwriting of thanks to those who work to collect the memories of warriors and martyrs. Then there is an introduction of the Sacred Defense Documents Organization, ...
The 328th of Night of Memory – 2

Narrating the Heroism of the Air Force

To narrate the memories of the Sacred defense, the 328th Night of Memory program was held by Davoud Salehi as the presenter on Thursday, September 23, 2021, in the tomb of the anonymous martyrs of the Art Centers. Commander Jahangir Ibn Yamin and Commander Akbar Zamani shared their memories in this meeting. In the second part of the Night of Memory program, the presenter, said: "Analyzing the behavior of our pilots in the Air Force of the Army ...