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;

Consecutive Lectures in UK

The conditions have changed completely since this week when we have approached to the month of Muharram (1357, 1978) and the Islamic revolution has reached its peak more and more. I have to accept to lecture in London and other small towns. On the other hand, I usually went to Paris once a week or at most once every two weeks and then returned to London again after a few days of staying in Neauphle-le-Château.

The Reason for Sit-In and Protest in Mashhad Hospital

After a few years, the Keramat Mosque became a center of revolutionary activities again in 1957, and it was the time when I returned from exile to Jiroft in November or possibly in late October. It was the time when the demonstrations in Mashhad and elsewhere began. We formed a headquarters in the Keramat Mosque to lead the work and struggles of Mashhad, in which the headquarters of the late Martyr Hasheminejad ...

Parts of the memoirs of Hujjat al-Islam Khorasani

Opposition to Bani-Sadr

I have been against Bani-Sadr since the day he was elected president because I did not see him in the path of the Imam and the system. Bani-Sadr had shown himself as a revolutionary man that everyone was forced to agree with him and even no one could say something against him openly. But before Bani-Sadrs hypocrisy became apparent, and at the height of his popularity, we spoke out against him wherever we could, ...

Joy of People in the conquest of Khorramshahr

As I mentioned, one of my most important activities was the writing of leaflets and posters about the operations of the soldiers of Islam at the fronts of right against wrong, and informing the lovers of the revolution and the supporters of the Imam and his followers in the region. If I say that my best memories in Kashmir, before coming to Iran, were the conquest of Khorramshahr, I have not exaggerated.

Reporting Khoramshahr Status to Imam

We waited for two or three days. We realized that the situation is deteriorating and getting worse. The pressure on our forces increased and the siege of Khorramshahr became tighter. It was on the 14th of October that we decided to go to Imam Khomeini to present a report on the situation in Khorramshahr and to express the betrayals that are taking place. Mr. Bani-Sadr, said that artillery shells and mortars are not candies to be ...

Part of the Memoirs of Seyyed Ghalbi Hossein Razavi Kashmiri

Ayatollah Khamenei Trip to Kashmir

Another pure memoir, which I can remember about the Imam Khomeini movement (before I came to Iran), is about the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei trip to Kashmir, which, if I am not mistaken, was in late 1980 or early 1981. One week before the arrival of the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei, a person named Eng. Javad Sarfaraz, who was later martyred along with Martyr Beheshti, arrived in Kashmir. He had a close relationship with the Islamic Association of Iranian Students.

An Excerpt from Ahmad Mansouri memoirs on the eve of Nowruz 1358 (March 21, 1979)

Protection of Paarchin Military Industries

Immediately after fall of the Pahlavi military and security headquarters and the victory of the Islamic Revolution, people in every city and neighborhood took over the protection of the region, and established the Islamic Revolution Committees, which was a spontaneous revolutionary institution. The people of East Tehran also had voluntarily gathered in Parchin to protect the military industry of Parchin, which included several factories and critical centers of the military industry in about forty kilometers area.
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