No. 581    |    25 April 2023


The 337th Session of ‘Night of Memorials’ - 5

“Closed Door Period”

The 337th session of ‘Night of Memorials’ was held on Thursday, July 28, 2022, entitled ‘Closed Door Period’, in the Soureh Hall of the Hozeh Honari, performed by Davoud Salehi. "Haj Seyed Ali Akbar Abutorabi" and witnesses of the Operation Mersad attended this event. Introducing Saeid Ohadi as the final narrator of ‘Night of Memorials’, the host said: “He was born in 1957 in Borujerd. He got his diploma in ...

Haj Ahmad Metovaslian and a Hat belonged to Public Treasury

The village of Najjar near Paveh had a population of approximately one hundred and fifty sixty people; about 40 families. The first village after Paveh was towards Nowsud and did not have a very strategic military position; but we had to capture it to be able to go to the new direction. In the morning of one of the winter days of 1979, a number of non-native guards and honorary guards ...

Review of the book Oral History of Drama in Iran

(Based on Oral History Interviews)

Drama in Iran has a deep background in Iranian culture and art, and its history has had many ups and downs and changes in different periods; both in terms of social conditions, when they considered actors and role-playing artists to be a lowly member of society, and in terms of politics, when at the height of conceptual theater, they shut it down and pushed the society towards meaningless entertainment, many researchers ...

Demonstrator killed in Arg Mosque

Once, we gathered in front of Tehran Bazaar, Arg Square, on the day of Ashura, and distributed leaflets inside the religious groups. These leaflets had a religious background and were effective on people. Even in one of the demonstrations in the month of Muharram, which was held under the pretext of the death of several mountaineer students, after the funeral ceremony held in the Arg mosque, we started walking from the front ...

An Intelligent Demonstration

The people of Kurdistan did not have the courage to attend the demonstration due to pressures the regime had put on them. Whenever there was a demonstration across the country, there was no news in Saqqez until we, as the exile who were 10 to 11 people, decided to hold a demonstration there. When we started to demonstrate, two-three police cars had turned on their lights and followed us along with ...

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Da (Mother) 42

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


With all my heart I wished Ali and some of his friends were there so they could chant for father the same songs they chanted for the martyred soldiers. But I knew this was impossible; the mourning would have to go on in silence. I could not possibly chant something for him myself—not out loud. So I began to recite something I had heard at the recitals for the martyrs at Karbala:

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