An excerpt from the memoirs of Mohammad Hassan Abdizdani

The condition of Tabriz Garrison in which it Fell

On the night of 11th of February, while I was in Tehran, I heard that the Tabriz Garrison had not yet been captured by the revolutionary forces and that the Maragheh armored force also wanted to attack Tabriz. I arrived in Tabriz at night. On the same day in Tehran, there was news that the Qazvin armored force wanted to attack Tehran; the people had dug the road and welded the iron ...

Young people fight against corruption centers in Shahroud

[Traveling to Aliabad and meeting with Ayatollah Madani] We along with the friends decided to step up our activities and make our protests more public about the citys corruption. During the operation, we were supposed to target several specific places, including two movie theaters in the city called Iran and Moulin Rouge, and at least break their windows, and if we could, set them on fire. This was the plan of religious guy but later,

How Ayatollah Qazi Was Martyred

Using a flashlight, we found two bullet shells of the four bullets. Then we got in the police car and went to Sina Hospital. A crowd had gathered in front of the hospital. No one from the people or the committee forces was allowed to go upstairs. I went upstairs and saw that Dr. Milani and Dr. Sarkhani were also there, and Mr. Yekta stood in the middle of the corridor. I saw Ayatollah Qazi in the operating room, ...

The Martyrdom of Nawab Safavi Narrated by His wife

We lived in a rental house in Dolab at that time. One morning, the wife of Seyed Abdul Hussein Vahedi came to me and after a bit of lingering, said to me, “Nayerehsadat, unfortunately, Mr. Nawab Safavi was executed [on 18/01/1956], and now you are in the same condition as me.” At that moment, I had a very severe shock. Just like that, you were unknowingly thrown into a cold pool. I wanted to shout;

Blessings of praying in prison

The situation of my cell [1355 (1976) – Tabriz Prison] was calamitous. As you know, many of the inmates in those days were communists, and for this reason, the door, the wall, and the floor of the cell I was in were Najis (ritually unclean), and it was clear that they had urinated on the walls and floor of the cell and the only clean place for me to sit was a niche-like one in the corner of ...

Consequences of visiting Ayatollah Pasandideh in Daran

After the transferring of Mr. Pasandideh to the town of Daran, I came back to Qom {1970s/1350s}. some leaflets had been issued by the gentlemen, and I helped to distribute them. Some of these leaflets were under the mattress in our house. After a while, I along with Mr. Haj Sheikh Sadr al-Din Haeri Shirazi and a young man named Amin went to see Mr. Pasandideh. The people had also come to visit him. We stayed there for a few days.

Military Training for the Isfahan Youth

As soon as arriving in Isfahan (in winter 1978) and settled in a safe place, the militant and revolutionary youth of Isfahan were recruited, and I taught them what I had learned about explosions and destruction in Syria and Lebanon. The first one was the method of making a homemade bomb, for which I asked a friend to buy about 50 or 60 pressure cookers with a capacity of three and five people or more from the manufacturing factory in NajafabadThe pressure cookers

Setting up "The Committee for Welcoming Imam Khomeini"

"The Committee for Welcoming Imam Khomeini" was set up through various meetings so that full preparation was provided for welcoming the leader of the revolution. I had the honor the be present in the meetings. In the welcoming committee, it was decided that apart from the people themselves - who are all the guardians of Imam Khomeini life - fifty thousand troops would be selected, so that the committee would be the executor of the assigned programs.

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; ...

Part of Dr. Sadegh Tabatabaei Memoirs

Imam Concern about the Status of Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Baqir Sadr and Actions to Transfer Him to Iran

Martyr Seyyed Mohammad Baqer Sadr, who was thrilled by the growth of Islamic struggles in Iran, was constantly busy compiling various treatises on issues related to the movement based on jurisprudential principles and even the primary issues of the Islamic government. As I have said somewhere else, he had a governmental attitude towards jurisprudence and considered issues based on the fluid interests of society.

Book review: “Line of Blacksmiths”

Autobiographical memoirs of a young man from Dezful during the imposed war The "Line of Blacksmiths" uses a beautiful front cover which enjoys elegance and taste in its design; as the selected text on the back cover is proof of the authenticity and belief that shows the Iranian combatant proud and the real winner of the imposed war: "I went to get my gun. They were looking at me. Their crying and begging increased.

Excerpts from Memoirs of Abdullah Salehi

On the 28th of September 1980, in the back alleys of the Taleghani [Khorramshahr] neighborhood, we clashed with Iraqi artillery. Speed of action was important. If we reacted late, the rackets would hit us. Sometimes I lurked behind the alleys so that I could surprise the Iraqis. In one of these ambushes, I turned off the car so that they would not hear his voice. I was waiting for the head of the truck to be found across the street.

A Review of the Book "Ismail Nazr-Aftab"

Memoirs of a captive named Ismail Karimian Shaddel
When our gaze passes through the cheerful and smiling face of Ishmael among the white bouquet on a light blue background and stops on the back cover of the book, we empathize with him through these few sentences of the narrator in his journey: "I knew from the way the tires were moving that the car was moving on the asphalt road. I lost consciousness again. I woke up to vague sounds like the voices of women and children.
The Fourth Online Meeting of Iranian Oral History

Iranian Oral History beyond Borders – 4

Dr. Abolfazl Hasanabadi, Dr. Morteza Rasouli Pour, and Dr. Abolhasani participated in the fourth meeting out of the series of meetings on oral history in Iran held online on Saturday 11th of Dey 1400 (January 1, 2022) hosted by Mrs. Mosafa. In the meeting set up in the History Hallway of the Clubhouse, they talked about “Iranian Oral History beyond Borders”. In continuation of the meeting, the host asked Dr. Hasanabadi to sum up the discussion.