O, God, acknowledge the sacrifice of our martyrs!

Soon after the martyrdom of our brethren in the Hoveyzeh region, due to the religious duty of conveying the news to the Imam, we paid a visit to him. While presenting to him a report of the operations in the city of Abadan, Hoveyzeh and the western front, I mentioned that however, in the course of these military operations, a number of our comrades-in-arms had been martyred. I added that in the Hoveyzeh area of operations, we had lost some of our best soldiers including fellow combatant Hossein Alamalhoda whom I had known from the days before the Revolution. He was a sincere and pious individual and worked extremely hard for the cause of Islam and passed many a sleepless night. From the point of view of Islamic jurisprudence and philosophy too, he had extensive knowledge and indeed was a great asset for the province of Khuzestan and a solid pillar for promotion of religion in that province. When I mentioned these qualities, the Imam began to shed tears and weep. At this point I was disgusted with myself for having upset the Imam. In that state of sorrow, the Imam raised his hands in prayer and implored: “O God, acknowledge the sacrifice of our martyrs!”

I was so deeply affected by the Imam’s expression that it remains always etched in my memory and I shall never forget it.  

Name of the narrator: Commander Major General Mohsen Rezaie, Soroush journal, no. 89

Title of the Book: Impressions and Memoirs about Imam Khomeini's Practical Behaviour, vol. 1, chapter two, pages 206 & 207

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