No. 580    |    18 April 2023


Mandatory Passing Score

Although I could stay for a longer time in London, I decided to come back to Iran when I finished my studies in England at the beginning of 1353 SH (1974). Patriotism obliged me not to stay abroad for even one extra day. I had to follow two important tasks when I would arrive Iran. First going to military service, then finding a job. After many searches, finally my application was accepted for ...

The 337th Session of ‘Night of Memorials’ - 4

“Closed Door Period”

Ebrahim Khodabandeh said: “Massoud Rajavi held a public meeting before the operation. In public meetings, he usually spoke very excitedly and encouraged people. He promised everyone that they reach and take Tehran in a few days. Nobody could resist this promise. Even those who came from abroad brought souvenirs for their families. In that meeting, a woman stood up and said: ‘I have just come from Iran. You say that as we ...

A section of the memories of Ramadan

Hamidreza Amini; Shahid Dehghan Primary School

This memory is related to one of the days of the holy month of Ramadan in 1988 in the Mosul camp in Iraq, which shows us the blessing of the holy month of Ramadan and its miracles. It was the 19th of the holy month of Ramadan and I and some of the comrades who were fasting according to the Quran, religion and tradition, and we were spending the days with the very ...

Feeling of suffocation in runnel

Translated by M. B. Khoshnevisan

Saturday and Sunday, 9th and 10th of Dey 1357 (December 30 and 31, 1978) had coincided with the first days of the lunar month of Safar 1399. It had been four or five days since we left the sit-in. The regime showed terrible and intimidating behaviors and confrontations. On the other hand, we also prepared a big rally, which ended at Khorasan Governorate. From the first days of the Dey, the Pahlavi ...

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Da (Mother)

The Memoirs of Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

Translated from the Persian with an Introduction by Paul Sprachman

Persian Version (2008)

Sooreh Mehr Publishing House

English Version (2014)

Mazda Publishers


Fathers friends, who I did not know very well, approached and, by way of greeting, nodded to me, saying, “Good for the Seyyed!” Then they asked me, “What can we do?” Greeting them one by one would delay things for no reason, I thought, so I said it would be better to get the grave ready.

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