The 322nd Night of Memory - 4

The Forth Narrator

Iranian Oral History Website
Translated by: Fazel Shirzad


Note: The 322nd Night of Memory program was held in person and online on Instagram on March 25, 2021. In this program, Hujjat al-Islam Seyed Hossein Naqibpour, Hujjat al-Islam Hassani, Hujjat al-Islam Taherloui, and Ms. Rahmani Nejad shared their memoriesIn this program, which was especially for jihadist clergymen, Davood Salehi was present as a presenter.

The fourth guest of the program the Night of Memory was Hujjat al-Islam Hassani. He began his speech by introducing the Basir jihadi group, which consists of different people from all over the country, and expressed his first memory as follows: "The first day when we went to one of Tehran's hospitals for jihadi work with some friends, one of the patients greeted us with nasty words. I hurried to him and hugged him so that I could calm him down and control his hands. I asked him, "What is the problem with you being so upset?" And he began to speak that his children were at home and that his wife was going to sell her ring to pay for the hospital's costs and so on. He got his home address and asked the friends to prepare a basket of goods as soon as possible and go to his house and console his family, and in this way, this person's perspective was changed.

The presenter of the Night of Memory announced that the Arts Centers' Night of Memory Office has provided an opportunity for people who have memories of this period to coordinate with the jihadi groups of the seminary to set a time and record these memories as oral history.

Then, officials from the seminary and the municipality of Tehran took the stage and praised many jihadist clerics. Hujjat al-Islam Hassani Zamani, the head of the regional headquarters for dealing with crises and unforeseen events, said in this part of the program: "We are going to hear the memories of other friends and collect them in other opportunities." He continued: "Telling memoirs is a divine and religious work and it is a purposeful art." He also said: "More than twenty thousand clerics were active in this jihadi work and many refused to give us their names." These individuals were divided into ten specialized committees, which included hospitals, sanatoriums, psychological counseling, and the media, the production of scientific, economic, and political content, Islamic medicine, and support for those affected through the current condition.


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