Martyr Gholam-Ali Haji Hashim

Gholam-Ali Haji Hashemi was born in 1930 in the Gharieh Kan village in a religious family of farmers.

After finishing primary school, he had to abandon schools due to the economic problems of his family and find a job. He chose tailoring as a profession until he got married in 1956. After marriage, he moved to Tehran and fathered seven children in the years to come.

In the midst of the Islamic Revolution, Gholam-Ali along with other Iranians answered the call of their leader and rallied against the tyranny and treason of Pahlavi regime.

Imam Khomeini’s statements that were based on true teachings of Islam had a profound influence on Gholam-Ali, and as many other Iranians, he was fascinated by the charismatic character of this great man of history

Ghulam Ali had turned his small tailoring shop into a platform for the distribution of leaflets and tapes of Imam Khomeini. To conceal the announcements and leaflets from SAVAK forces, he often kept them at home. Finally, after monitoring his activities, SAVAK forces began to search his home, but with God's help they could not find any of the leaflets.

After the victory of the glorious Islamic Revolution of Iran, he continued his activities, but this time as a messenger to deliver the message of Islam to the rest of his compatriots.

Mr. Haji Hashim, as a religious and patience man, was careful to dedicate sufficient time to his family despite his busy work life. He strongly believed in earing Halal living and did all he could for the proper upbringing of his children.

With the start of the Iran-Iraqi War, Gholam-Ali voluntarily went to the front to fight the Baathist enemy. Consistent with his profession, he went to the front every ten days to repair the uniform and clothing of the soldiers.

The anti-regime terrorist groups, who at that point launched armed operations to instill fear in the heart of people and undermine the Islamic Republic regime, took advantage of the War with their allegiance with Saddam being a proof of their feud with Iranians.

On March 14, 1985, Saddam threatened to bomb Tehran Friday Prayers. In response to his threats, many people from near and far attended the Friday Prayers while wearing a shroud to demonstrate their resistance against the Baath regime once more.

On that day, Gholam-Ali was also present in Tehran University. A few minutes after the speech of Ayatollah Khamenei, the then leader of Friday Prayer, a bomb planted by one of the allies of the Baathist regime, i.e. the MKO terrorist group, was exploded. The frightened people were comforted with soothing remarks of Ayatollah Khamenei, and some rushed to help the victims of the accident. After a while, the Friday sermon went on.

Along with 13 others, Gholam-Ali was martyred in this incident and their blood irrigated the robust tree of Islam.


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