Released: Oral history of Imam Khomeini’s campaign

A memoir has been published on Imam Khomeini’s campaign under the Shah’s regime.

IBNA: Compiled by Mohammad Reza Ahmadi, the book encompasses Mohammad Afshari’s memories he presented in a 25-session oral history project.

In an interview with IBNA, Ahmadi said the book is his latest publication.

As he said, Afshari’s seminary years in Najaf were contemporary with Imam Khomeini’s exiles to Iraq.

Because Afshari could speak Urdu and Arabic, he traveled to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to disseminate Islamic principles and Imam Khomeini’s religious leadership. He was also a frequent visitor of the imam in Neauphle-le-Château and after the victory of the Islamic Revolution he was appointed as the Friday Prayer leader of Khuzestan.

The book encompasses numerous memories by Afshari about the years before the victory of the Islamic Revolution and even the Sacred Defense.

The book is arranged in 8 chapters. The first chapter is about the narrator’s biography, family and education. Chapter 2 deals with Imam Khomeini’s personality and Najaf memories. The third chapter considers imam’s political life and the 4th chapter encompasses memories about Neauphle-le-Château. In the 5th chapter the narrator’s recollections of his trip to India, Afghanistan and Pakistan are mustered and in the 6th and 7th chapters his acquaintance with figures like Imam Musa Sadr and Mehrab Martyrs are gathered. The closing chapter considers the post-revolution events from the narrator’s point of view.

The book’s content is arranged in 352 pages and is published by the Islamic Revolution Document Center.

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