Martyr Mohammad Ali Jahanara
Mohammad Ali Jahanara was born on September 31, 1954 in Khorramshahr. At the age of 15, he opposed the Pahlavi regime and became a member of the Hezbollah group in Khorramshahr. Following these political activities, he was arrested by SAVAK in 1351 and sentenced to one year in prison. Sentenced. (1) After his release from prison and in 1975, he received his diploma and was accepted in the university entrance exam and went to Tabriz Higher School of Commerce to continue his education. His political activities continued at the university, and he and his friends founded the Islamic Association of the Higher School of Commerce. Revolutionary proclamations, pamphlets, and anti-regime pamphlets were distributed among the students by this Islamic association, and with the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, along with the ummah, it expanded its struggle against the Pahlavi regime. In fact, the scope of the Jahanara campaign spread to Tehran, Qom, Yazd, Isfahan, and Kashan. SAVAK agents arrested his brother, Ali, in 1978 and tortured him to death. Mohammad Ali was planning to travel to Syria through Seyyed Ali Andarzgoo to undergo training in guerrilla warfare, but was canceled due to the incident of September 8, 1978.
Paying attention to cultural work and meeting the needs of the people
This revolutionary fighter returned to Khorramshahr after the victory of the Islamic Revolution and in order to advance the goals of the Islamic Revolution, he established the Military Cultural Center of the Muslim Revolutionaries. The aim of this center was to protect the fledgling revolutionary system from attacks by the regime’s survivors or supporters of the partition of Khuzestan. It was said that at that time, due to the poor performance of the Provisional Government in meeting the natural and basic needs of the deprived people of the region, the left and right groups tried to make people pessimistic about the revolution and its leadership and to confront it. . Thus, the deviant and dependent current of the “Arab people” emerged as one of the tools of global arrogance in the region to spread arrogance goals with the support of the Ba’ath party of Iraq, and rise to a comprehensive confrontation with the Islamic Republic of Iran. Martyr Jahanara was appointed as the commander of the Khorramshahr Corps in these circumstances and was able to suppress this riot and deal decisively with the opportunistic elements, and the counter-revolutionary group was dismantled. At this time, the most important action of Jahanara was to confront the subversive actions called the war of explosions in Khorramshahr region. The second wave of explosions began in October 1979, with the Iraqi Consulate, the Iraqi School, and the Joint Office of the Arvand River in Khorramshahr being the three main centers of design and support. With the continuous actions of the world, the number of explosions was reduced, but the explosions continued until the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, Iran.
After suppressing the actions of the aggressors, this proud and popular commander launched a jihad-building in Khorramshahr and encouraged the IRGC staff to protect the achievements of the revolution and stand against foreign elements to serve and help the rural and Arab people living in the border areas. Who were exposed to the cultural invasion of foreign agents, hurry up and strengthen the grounds for rejection of the enemy’s influence in the people through civil and cultural work. In fact, he considered poverty and ignorance as the two main causes of counter-revolutionary activities in the region, and realizing this issue, while relying on the continuous struggle against foreign factors, he insisted on the necessity of cultural work and meeting the needs of the people of the region.
Resistance and epic construction in Khorramshahr
The success of this military thinker in Khorramshahr caused him to be appointed to the command of the Ahvaz Revolutionary Guards in the early 1981s, retaining the responsibility of commanding the Khorramshahr Corps. Despite the lack of forces and facilities, he defended Khorramshahr against the invasion of the Ba’athist regime. The importance of this issue was that the resistance in Khorramshahr had a great impact on the fate of the war. Commemorating Martyr Mohammad Jahanara as a symbol of the resistance of Islamic fighters in Khorramshahr, Maj. Gen. Gholam-Ali Rashid said: “Resistance in Khorramshahr not only had a direct effect on the situation in neighboring areas such as Abadan, but also on the overall fate of the war and delayed the Iraqi invasion.” Went to Ahwaz and they could not achieve their goals in the continuation of the war. Because of these actions, Jahanara was nicknamed the Resistance Commander.
The bloody course of the city was that the forces of the Ba’athist regime of Iraq set fire to Khorramshahr on September 22, 1980, and they were sure that with 2 battalions of forces they would be able to capture it within 24 hours, and then to Zulfiqariyeh Bridge. They reached Abadan and reached Ahvaz and separated Khuzestan in a short distance, but the predictions of the Ba’athist aggressors were shattered and they were forced to ground a large part of their military power at this point in the face of the brave resistance of the people of Khorramshahr. And be suspended for 45 days and finally, after crossing the two bridges of Karun and Bahmanshir, they besiege Abadan. Martyr Jahanara says about one of the scenes of this Ashura epic: “We had no hope of surviving. We saw death. The children were telling their testimonies over the wireless. The scene was very painful. The children wanted to shoot, I said: we are going to leave, at least let us hit some of them, then we will die. Tanks were hitting all sides and coming forward. When they reached a distance of 150 meters, I ordered a fire. We had four RPGs, and when we got out of the pit, the kids hit the first tank. The latter was retreating when he hit the wall of one of the port houses. The command jeep behind me retreated to Danda Boulevard. Seeing the retreat of the tank, I got up and shouted: Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar,… Attack; That the enemy had fled… »
At this stage, the martyr Jahanara had narrowed the field for the Iraqi forces by properly organizing the IRGC and the people’s forces and employing Islamic fighters in a timely manner. Martyr Jahanara said: “I wish to be martyred in order to liberate the bloody city and clean this stain from the lap of the youth.” He and his comrades sacrificed their lives sincerely. They stood up to the enemy and resisted the enemy armed to the teeth with a culture of martyrdom.
This defender of the homeland also paid special attention to the training of efficient cadres and did his best to attract and prepare the people’s forces. Ayatollah Khamenei said in connection with Mohammad Ali Jahanara and his perseverance: In those days, I witnessed the cases closely in Ahvaz. Khorramshahr actually had no armed forces … Mohammad Jahanara and our other youth resisted the invading Iraqi forces for thirty-five days … (4) Therefore, the sacrifice and devotion of this martyred commander during the bloody battle, Khorramshahr His reputation and name evoked endurance and perseverance in the face of Ba’athist aggression. The actions of this great martyr in defense of Khorramshahr taught us how to fight against the male enemy, see the famous lament of Mammad Naboodi after the liberation of Khorramshahr, Javad Azizi from the Revolutionary GuardsIn Khorramshahr, in the mourning of Mohammad Jahanara, a hymn was sung and for the first time Hossein Fakhri, one of his comrades, recited it on his grave and a year later, Gholam Kuwaitipour recited it on the anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr.
This thinker and military commander was finally martyred along with his companions on October 28, 1981, on his way back from Ahvaz to Tehran, due to a plane crash in the Kahrizak area of Tehran, along with his allies. (5) The Jomhuri Eslami newspaper wrote in a report entitled “Five commanders of the army and the IRGC who deserved martyrdom”: At the height of the joy of the faithful and resilient people of Iran, which was due to the great epic 48 hours later, news suddenly spread in the country that brought tears to the eyes; The news of the crash of the C-130 plane of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran saddened the hearts, an event in which 49 people on board, including the honorable martyrs “Amir Major General Valiullah Fallahi”, “Amir Major General Seyed Musa Namjoo” Minister of Defense; “Amir Major General Javad Fakuri”, Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff of the Army; “Sardar Major General Yousef Kolahdooz” and “Sardar Shahid Mohammad Ali Jahanara”, the glorious commander of the IRGC, were martyred in Khorramshahr. Also, this famous commander reached the rank of Major General after his martyrdom due to his defense and breaking the siege of Abadan.
Imam Khomeini’s message on the occasion of Jahanara’s martyrdom
Imam Khomeini (ra) on the occasion of the air accident and the martyrdom of Jahanara and his companions, said in a message: “These were Rashid and committed servants who in the revolution and after the victory of the revolution, with pride and courage on the way Aiming and serving the Islamic homeland, they rushed to the mercy of the Almighty. There is no doubt that we should all go this way and hurry towards our right and destiny, so what greater happiness than going through jihad with the enemies of Islam and serving the right and the people and striving for the goal and honor of this path and what? “They were blessed, these martyrs who practiced their religion to Islam and the honorable nation of Iran and rushed to the position of Mujahideen and martyrs of Islam …”
Will of Martyr Mohammad Ali Jahanara
O God, O Lord of the Worlds, O Ghias Al-Mustaghithin, and O Beloved of the righteous. I thank you for giving me the syrup of martyrdom in this way for man to reach you, my poor, humble and sinful servant.
I do not have a will for anyone, but I have a handful of pain and suffering that I want on this page of paper like an arrow on the hearts of black hearts who have not felt this freedom and do not destroy a nation, a nation and a world over the property of this world. Destroy, bring down.
O God! You are the witness that I honored the commitment to this freedom by spending all my time and being. I endured all the pains and sufferings that came to my life after the revolution, but I know that these newly arrived leaders did not understand the blessings of freedom because they were not imprisoned or in the corners of the Paris, London and Have been to Hamburg or in …
And you, my Imam! O you who have endured as much as all the centuries of hardships and sufferings at the hands of these fools, the wisdom of all things! Moment by moment this life passed on you as well as Noah, Moses and Jesus and Muhammad (PBUH). But you, O Imam and the essence of history, know that with your movement, you started the movement of Islam in the new history and guaranteed the freedom of the oppressed of the world. But who is the Imam who understands all your sufferings and pains ?! Who will realize that a short moment of this movement, in any case, is a betrayal of the history of humanity and all human beings present and the future of history?
O Imam! I know your pain, your suffering, who buys with your soul, a young man with faith, who sacrifices his existence and his new life in order to achieve the goal of the rule of Islamic justice. Yes, Imam! Your pain is understood by the youth, those who have only your leadership from the world and sacrifice their lives for the goal which is Islam.
O Imam, as long as there is blood in the veins of our pure youth of Islam, we will not allow the line of your prophet, which is connected to the line of the prophets and saints, to deviate.
O Imam! As someone who may have seen Karbala Hosseini in Karbala of Khorramshahr, I have a word with you that rises from the depths of my soul and the fullness of the youth of Khorramshahr, and that is; O Imam! From the day the war started until the moment when Khorramshahr fell, I saw Karbala continuously for a month, every day when the enemy attacked the brothers hard and their shouts turned off the radio and there was no way out to the room. I would go, start crying and shout, O Lord of the worlds, we do not like humiliation.