Oral History of Arg Mosque in Tehran



Edited by Soleyman Heydari
First impression:  March 2007
Publisher: Islamic Revolution Documents Center
ISBN: 1-116-419-964

Arg mosque is one of most famous and historical mosques in Tehran. Oral History of Arg Mosque by looking at the political developments and economic and cultural works at this mosque analyzes the impact of it on Islamic Revolution.
This research is divided to three parts: a) the establishment of the mosque in Qajar era, b) its demolishing during Pahlavis and the clergy’s contribution to rebuild it, and c) its economic, political and cultural activities during the three decades of Islamic Republic. The chapters are as follow:
Arg Mosque Construction History
Political Activities of Arg Mosque
Cultural-Economic Activities of Arg Mosque
Chronology
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Loss of Memory in Pahlavi Prisons

In total, [I was in prison] about 6 years in two arrests. For the first time after several years, a soldier arranged my escape. I do not know why! Maybe he was one of the influential elements of Islamic groups. They took me to the hospital for the treatment of my hand, which was broken due to the callousness of an officer.

Hajj Pilgrimage

I went on a Hajj pilgrimage in the early 1340s (1960s). At that time, few people from the army, gendarmerie and police went on a pilgrimage to the holy Mashhad and holy shrines in Iraq. It happened very rarely. After all, there were faithful people in the Iranian army who were committed to obeying the Islamic halal and haram rules in any situation, and they used to pray.

A section of the memories of a freed Iranian prisoner; Mohsen Bakhshi

Programs of New Year Holidays
Without blooming, without flowers, without greenery and without a table for Haft-sin , another spring has been arrived. Spring came to the camp without bringing freshness and the first days of New Year began in this camp. We were unaware of the plans that old friends had in this camp when Eid (New Year) came.

Attack on Halabcheh narrated

With wet saliva, we are having the lunch which that loving Isfahani man gave us from the back of his van when he said goodbye in the city entrance. Adaspolo [lentils with rice] with yoghurt! We were just started having it when the plane dives, we go down and shelter behind the runnel, and a few moments later, when the plane raises up, we also raise our heads, and while eating, we see the high sides ...