Excerpts from the memoirs of Seyed Ahmad Zarhani

On the Day 31st Shahrivar 1359 (22nd September 1980)

In the summer of 1980, a member of the Islamic Association of the Dezful Vahdati Base reported: "Iraqi plane MIG has been appearing in Dezful for several days. The defense could shoot them, but the base commander preferred not shoot them. When the MIGs were gone, permission to fire was issued and our expensive ammunition is wasted." He added: "Meanwhile, the commander has planted poppies in the garden in front of his house and he does not fear to meet someone."

One Photo and Three Memories

After Imam Khomeinis opposition to the bill of state and provincial associations and the reforms proposed by the Pahlavi government, known as the White Revolution and the referendum on January 26th, 1962, and Imam Khomeinis fierce confrontations with the Shah and the Pahlavi regime, Pahlavi forces arrested him at dawn on June 6, 1963. The Pahlavi government found a way to deal directly with Imam Khomeini, who had enjoyed great fame, popularity, and fortune among the Iranian people.

A Narrative of the Incident of 17th Shahrivar (8th September)

I came out of the house. I found the comrades at the appointments and then we came to Shahbaz Street (current 17 Shahrivar). The presence of regime agents on this street was very remarkable and they surrounded paths leading to the square. There was nothing left until eight oclock in the morning - the time of the ceremony - but it was almost impossible to reach the square. That day, I tried to ...

Excerpts from the memoirs of Ayatollah Abdullah Mahmoudi

The Beginning of the Iraqi Imposed War against Iran

From the beginning of the imposed war to eight days after the start of the war, I kept my family at home with small children until I saw that it was not possible to stay in the city any longer because the enemy had crossed the border and fired constantly. I had to send them somewhere. So I sent them to Shiraz to go to Qom and I went to the traffic police myself.

Being Arrested for no Logical Reason

Religious prisoners often recited verses from the Quran to boost their morale and that of others, and recounted the resistance of the early elders of Islam. But the communists were alien to this habits and deprived of this treasure of knowledge. Several of these people were in a cell next to ours. Their hobby was often singing the vulgar songs of the time. One of them, who had a beautiful voice ...

Methods of Weakening the Morale of Prisoners

One night, at twelve or one oclock (in 1975) that a cell was opened and I was told to put the blouse on my head. I was in very bad condition and I was not able even stand on my feet. The guard wrapped the blouse around my head and tied its sleeves, and took the head of one of the sleeves. He also had a cable in his hand, and ...

A review of the memories of Masoumeh Khansari Bozorgi-2

Memories of the First Dispatch

My first dispatch was in November 1981 during operation Tariq Al-Qods. Of course, I must point out that the operations were not announced in advance; when I was sent, I was stationed at the Ahvaz Medical Aid Headquarters for a few days and worked for some time in the Ahvaz and Dezful Health Centers. That is, I was active until the beginning of the operation. I remember once I went to see Mr.

Establishment of a Prayer Room in Shiraz University

There was no place for us to pray in the university at noon; everyone stood on the grass, in the corner of the hallway or in the courtyard and prayed, or they did not pray at all, or pray with delay. I told the friends to talk to the authorities so that they would give us a place to pray. It could be a very dangerous suggestion; that is, if we talked to the officials, ...

When I Was Arrested for the First Time

Different people attended in the distribution of leaflets. Sometimes some people tried to distribute leaflets spontaneously at Sadr School or elsewhere. Among these people, Mehdi Tariq-al-Islam was one who nobody gave him a responsibility to distribute declaration, but he was aware of the distributors of leaflets. This person who later created the Mojahedin organization and then joined the campaign. After the revolution, Tariq-al-Islam mother unmasked his name and activities and he became executed; Imam Khomeini appreciated this mother.

A cut from memoirs of Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili

UN Resolution 598

The presence of Ayatollah Mousavi Ardebili at the top of the Judicial Supreme Council and Iranian Supreme Court required him to be aware of crucial domestic and foreign decisions, including the subject of the war and the UN Resolution 598: “The resolution is a detailed discussion part of which I talk about. Maybe, it was two or three nights before the acceptance of the resolution. We were five. Mr. Khamenei, Mr. Hashemi, Mr. Mousavi – the Prime Minister, and me;
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Oral history teaching

The Most Important Transcriptional Damage

One of the serious drawbacks of oral history is in the transcriptional phase, which is unfortunately considered insignificant. Sometimes, some people cooperate in group writing; The weakest member of the group is selected for transcription. The weakest member is a person who does not have a strong social presence, his/her time is limited, and does not have communication skills, enough literacy, and ability. It seems that this person is a marginalized one! While ...
A review of the memories of Masoumeh Khansari Bozorgi-2

Memories of the First Dispatch

My first dispatch was in November 1981 during operation Tariq Al-Qods. Of course, I must point out that the operations were not announced in advance; when I was sent, I was stationed at the Ahvaz Medical Aid Headquarters for a few days and worked for some time in the Ahvaz and Dezful Health Centers. That is, I was active until the beginning of the operation. I remember once I went to see Mr.
Interview with retired Colonel Qassem Nematollahi-2

Telecommunications is Like a Nervous System of the Army

Telecommunications is the nerves of the military. Have you ever encountered people with upset nerves?! How are they?! Just as the nervous system transmits commands from the brain to the nerves, so do telecommunication systems deliver the commands of a commander to his subordinate elements. Telecommunications in war is like a chain of nerves for a human being. Without Telecommunications, the commander, the watcher and the artillery will be useless, and none of the commanders can do anything.
324th Night of Memory - 4

Memories about Supreme Captive of War

The 324th Night of Memory program was held in person in the open area of the Arts Center on Thursday, May 27, 2021. In this program, Engineer Mehdi Chamran, Mr. Bijan Kiani, and Hojjatoleslam Mohammad Hasan Abu Torabifard expressed their memories. Besides, the book “Salam Agha Seyyed”, was unveiled. This night of memory was organized by Davood Salehi. In the fourth part of the Night of Memory program, Hojjatoleslam Seyyed Mohammad Hasan Abu Torabifard ...