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:

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.

Excerpts from Oral Memories of Hajj Qasem Soleimani

Operation Fath ol-Mobin lasted ten days. We were in conflict with the Iraqis in Dasht-e Abbas. Kamarsorkh was in our hands and we controlled the area with the embankment we had built next to Imamzadeh. The Iraqis also retreated towards Abu Ghraib Strait. One of our companies survived. Most of the people were either wounded or died a martyr.

The First Revolutionary Committee in Mashhad

Keramat Mosque was the base in the first days of the revolution. In the sense that all the revolutionary guys gathered and concentrated in Keramat Mosque, and did everything like arresting those accused of collaborating with the previous regime. I was not directly involved in the arrests. Because I was at work in the morning and went to Keramat Mosque in the evening.
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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.