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IRGC-N Shahid Mahdavi

Not to be outdone by the Iranian Navy, according to naval analyst H.I. Sutton the IRGC appears to have created a base ship of its own. New Iranian IRGC-N vessel, Shahid Mahdavi is a conversion of the 240 meter long cargo vessel Sarvin. It is a container ship that has become a UAV and helicopter platform. This ship means the IRGC entering the high seas, whereas before this place was the mission of the navy fleet. The newly-renamed Shahid Mahdavi wears a coat of haze gray, she has new gun emplacements on the stern.

The IRGC needs a dedicated power projection platform to serve as a base from which to rapidly deploy forces. This platform must be a self-sustaining forward operating base. Responding to attacks or identified threats is time sensitive and calls for a capability not constrained by the absence of host nation support and access denial strategies for land basing. For maximum effectiveness, the IRGC need a dedicated Naval vessel to serve as a rapidly deployable, self-contained forward operating base which allows freedom of action, surprise, flexibility, and interoperability, while not being constrained by absence of host nation support, overflight/basing rights, and access denial strategies.

An afloat forward staging base-variant of the mobile landing platform is designed to provide dedicated support for air mine countermeasures and special warfare missions. The ship is capable of executing additional missions including counter-piracy, maritime security, and humanitarian and disaster relief. The platform supports a variety of rotary wing aircraft.

In the United States, Joint Special Operations Task Forces (JSOTF) needed a dedicated Naval vessel to serve as a rapidly deployable, self-contained forward operating base which allows freedom of action, surprise, flexibility, and interoperability, while not being constrained by absence of host nation support, overflight/basing rights, and ever-increasing access denial strategies. The future vision is a JSOTF operating from a large vessel completely capable of supporting all requirements for long-duration operations, while providing a base with inherent Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection (AT/FP) capabilities; unhindered by land-based weather effects (if the vessel is being affected by bad weather -- move the vessel).

During Operation EARNEST WILL, the Iranian maritime forces which had destroyed, damaged, or harassed re-flagged oil tankers were effectively neutralized by a joint team of Army Task Force 160 helicopters and Navy fast patrol craft based aboard two large oil construction barges astride the sea lanes of the northern Persian Gulf. These two platforms, leased for the Department of Defense (DoD) by Brown and Root, were initially dismissed by the Navy establishment as a slapdash and hasty response to the requirement for sea control. The barges were in fact jury rigged to provide storage for fuel and ammunition, possessed rudimentary command and control suites, and had limited selfdefense capabilities. Despite the shortcomings of the barge bases, the tremendous advantages of operating SOF from maritime platforms were realized.

Flag Vessel Name Last Reported
Sierra Leone (SL) SARITA 2012-09-01 UTC
Malta (MT) DANDLE 2012-04-26 UTC
Germany (DE) DANDLE 2010-06-14 UTC
Malta (MT) TWELFTH OCEAN 2008-11-30 UTC
- IRAN ISFAHAN 2007-09-30 UTC
SARVIN (IMO: 9209348) is a Container Ship that was built in 2000 and is sailing under the flag of Iran. Its carrying capacity is 3280 TEU and her current draught is reported to be 7.7 meters. Her length overall (LOA) is 240.2 meters [788 feet] and her width is 32.2 meters [106 feet]. Her Gross Tonnage is 36,014 tons, with a Summer DWT: 41,971 tons.

Container ships are marine vessels (cargo ships) that are designed and constructed for storing and transporting shipping containers (intermodal containers). Typically, container ships carry all of their load in truck-size intermodal containers. Container ships are a common means of commercial intermodal freight transport and now carry most seagoing non-bulk cargo. Container ship capacity is measured in 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). Typical loads are a mix of 20-foot and 40-foot (2-TEU) ISO-standard containers, with the latter predominant.

Shipping containers are stowed in the cargo holds in the hull, i.e. below the main deck, and above the main deck of a container ship. In the longitudinal direction of the container ship storage space is divided into container bays, in the transverse direction of the hull the storage space is divided in a number of rows, and in the vertical direction the storage space is divided in a number of horizontal container layers called tiers. The shipping containers are stowed as high as possible with some container ships operating with up to ten or eleven tiers above the main deck.

Container ships are provided with a deckhouse housing the navigation bridge and accommodation. The deckhouse is conventionally arranged towards the stern of the ship, immediately above the main engine room (single island design), with most of the cargo holds arranged in front of the deckhouse and the remaining holds aft of the deckhouse. The deckhouse provides for a significant part of the torsional strength of the hull when it is placed in the conventional location above the engine room or approximately amidships.

In order to maintain good forward visibility from the navigational bridge, necessary to comply with maritime regulations, there is a limitation as to how high shipping containers can be stowed in front of the deckhouse/bridge, i.e. how many tiers of shipping containers can be carried by the ship above the main deck on the most forward bays in front of the deckhouse.

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IRGC-N Shahid Mahdavi

Nader Mahdavi - Iran's Account of a Martyr

Nader MahdaviAccording to Iranian accounts, Nader Mahdavi was an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps naval commander who fought against United States naval forces and cruisers on 24 July 1987. Mahdavi (born June 5, 1963, Nokar village, Dashti city, Bushehr province ) died on October 7, 1987 on the deck of the American ship USS Chandler. He was killed and several others captured during several hours of fighting with American ships and helicopters. His body was transported to Tehran's Mehrabad Airport six days later via Oman. In another operation, including Operation Karbala 3 on September 1, 1986, which led to the conquest of the port and oil terminal of Al-Umayyah in Iraq, there was also a significant blow to Iraqi oil exports through the Persian Gulf. He was also involved in an operation aimed at destroying the Kuwaiti tanker Os Bridgeton , which was flying the US flag in the Persian Gulf and escorted by the US Navy, which eventually damaged the tanker.

Nader, my brother, Hussein" is the title of a book written about his life in 2014. In the documentary Face to Face with the Devil, images of his fight against the American military were shown, which had many reflections. In 2014, an animation based on his life called "The Epic of Martyr Nader Mahdavi" was made.

Martyr "Nader Mahdavi" (Hossein Basriya) was born on 3/14/1342 AH in a weak but religious and pious family in the village of "Nokar" Bahiri "was born in" Dashti "city located in" Bushehr "province. He was the sixth child in the family. They named him "Hussein" to commemorate the oppression of the martyr of Karbala. The martyr was getting bigger and bigger day by day, and in the process, under the Islamic upbringing of his pious and pious parents, the high human and Islamic morality gradually blossomed in his enlightened nature until he reached the age of 6 and went to school.

"Hasan Faqih", the martyr's brother, says about his naming: "Our paternal surname is Basriya. The names of our fraternities are also rare; But we called him Hussein and still in the family, his name is Hussein. The story of these two names is that when Nader was born, we went to school. The year was 1342. We had a teacher named Mr. Ishaq Irani. They are now living in Karaj. They were very good and kind people and were very popular among the people. He is still well remembered by the people after thirty-some years. He was a religious man, he rebelled against the poor, he held religious meetings, he woke people up for dawn and morning prayers. In short, he was very fond of her. When I told him about my brother's birthday, they said you would like me to choose a name for your brother that would last. We said why not. They said to call it "rare". We told our mother about it.

The martyr's brother says about the change of the martyr's family name: This is related to 1986. He longed to find a root and a hindrance to Basria's fame. Honestly, we have nothing to do with the image of Iraq, and this family has nothing to do with our originality. In short, when Nader's hand did not reach anywhere, he decided to change his reputation. I had already changed my reputation to that of my mother. He shared this issue with me. I said, "What's wrong with my family?" He said I do not mean your family, I want to change my family. I said there is nothing wrong. "He himself went, acted and applied, and because of his special devotion to Hazrat Mahdi (pbuh), he made Mahdavi famous."

He started his primary education in "Zair Abbasi" primary school and completed it successfully. It was in the second year of primary school that he went to school and the Holy Quran, this divine guide book, with the help of his abundant interest and rich intelligence, was completed in just twenty-five days with Mr. Ali Faqih. In the same year, his family migrated from Nokar village to Bahiri village and settled there. After completing his primary education, Shahid enrolled in the Khormuj Literature Middle School and continued his education with interest. At this time, the revolutionary struggles of the Muslim nation of Iran had reached their peak, and the resulting sacred fervor had pervaded the entire country and affected everyone. Martyr Mahdavi, with intelligence and insight combined with truth-seeking, while endeavoring to study, inquired all the events of the revolutionary movement and the pervasiveness of the people of the nation with insight and curiosity and studied them carefully.

After leaving school, he worked in a shop provided by his father and his only brother, in order to improve his livelihood and help his parents, and in addition to his work, he continued his revolutionary activities with insight. And he followed with great interest.

When the revolution won, he became a member of the Basij on 5/9/1358 as a special Basij. With the onset of the imposed war, he gave up so that there would be virtually no obstacles to his tireless day-to-day activities in serving the young seedlings of the glorious Islamic Revolution. Therefore, he determinedly told his family: "With the outbreak of the imposed war in Iraq against our Islamic homeland of Iran, I am no longer willing to continue working in the shop and I must enter the field of service on the battlefields in any way. He was seventeen years old at the time.

After the first convoy of Islamic fighters from Dashti was ready to be sent to Bushehr for military training, Martyr Mahdavi insisted that he be present in the convoy, but due to his young age, his presence was prevented. His brother, Mr. Haj Hassan Faqih, was one of the first members of the convoy of Islamic fighters to be sent to the Bushehr nuclear power plant to undergo training on the front. Martyr Nader, during the time that his brother was training in Bushehr, always visited him and through this he attended some training classes with great enthusiasm and with all his being, motivated to gain the ability to defend Kian. The Islamic system strived to learn military techniques.

Martyr "Mahdavi" due to his great desire to wear the holy clothes of the Revolutionary Guards, sought employment in the Revolutionary Institution of the IRGC and was officially employed in this holy institution on 1/2/1360. On this date, he was sent to the training barracks of Martyr Abdullah Mesgar in Shiraz and underwent basic training in this barracks. After that, as the first mission, after gaining the honor of guarding, he was sent to Tehran on 5/21/1360 and until 7/20/1360, in order to fight relentlessly with atheist groups and hypocrites. Khobar, did a great service.

After returning from Tehran and before carrying out the operation on the Holy Road, which led to the liberation of Bostan, Martyr Mahdavi was commissioned to go to the front for the first time to cooperate with the Ahvaz Corps. The martyr's brother, Mr. Haj Hassan Faqih, says in this regard: "God and religion, I did not find." However, we should read the memory of the first presence on the front in the words of the martyr himself: One of these days, an Ahwaz silo exploded. Next to the silo, there was a warehouse containing parts of the IRGC machinery and motorcycles, all of which were in danger of being destroyed due to the fire in the silo. In this situation, with the cooperation of several IRGC brothers, we were able to keep these devices away from the flames. "All this was from the grace and dignity of God." The presence of the martyr in the Fatah Bostan operation did not last more than one day because one of his closest friends, Martyr Nematullah Tahman, was martyred in this operation and Martyr Mahdavi was assigned to return the holy body of this martyr to his birthplace.

After returning home and resting for a few days, Martyr Mahdavi was appointed as the Deputy Commander of the Jam Corps. During his 2 years in the region, he carried out brilliant activities, especially in recruiting and guiding the people, preventing disturbances and insecurity in The region controlled the activities of the Khans and limited the power of the feudal lords. Some of the martyr's colleagues in the Jam Corps were the great martyr Hussein Faqih, Sardar Haj Ali Jamshidi, and Hussein Yousefi's brother.

After two years of service in the Jam Corps, Martyr Mahdavi returned to the Bushehr Corps, and after serving in the Bushehr Corps for some time, he was appointed Commander of the Khark Corps. He served there until 1984 and performed valuable services during this period. In 1982, Martyr Mahdavi married a faithful girl from Bahiri village named Ms. Sakineh Jokar. The duration of this life together was five years, and the only result is a daughter to Zahra Mahdavi, who was born forty days after the glorious martyrdom of her father, and today is the eyes and light of the martyr's survivors. The martyr's brother says about this: "The children of the war were trying to get married sooner so that their souls and minds would be healthy. He also got married following my parents and especially my mother. "We proposed to her in 1981, she got married in 1982, she did not have children for a few years, it was in 1987 that her family became pregnant, and on the 40th day of Nader's martyrdom, her daughter was born, who was named Zahra according to her will."

During the deployment of the "Labik or Imam" project in 1984, Martyr Mahdavi, as the official, along with Islamic fighters sent from Khark Island, went to Dasht-e Abbas, where he took charge of the company.

After that, he founded the naval company of the Amir al-Mo'menin (AS) navy and took command of this company. The martyr's continuous and round-the-clock activities in the field of organizing and training the members of this newly established naval regiment, enabled him to prepare a model and 100% ready regiment to participate in any operation.

With the beginning of Operation Badr on 12/20/1363 with the code or Fatemeh Al-Zahra (PBUH), Martyr Mahdavi with the naval companies under his command, actively and with full courage, participated in this operation and recovered memorable epics. Showed. After the successful completion of Operation Badr, he took a leave of absence for a few days, after which he resumed his service in the Bushehr Corps.

Martyr Mahdavi, who until then had gained a lot of experience from being on the battlefields of right against wrong, decided to form a naval group and named it "Zulfiqar". The Zulfiqar naval group was affiliated with the second naval zone of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and was commanded by the martyr until his martyrdom. The formation of this fleet is undoubtedly a turning point in Iran's defense record during the glorious era of holy defense; Because with its formation, the Iranian navy found a new life, dazzling majesty and strength, and received strong support from the Iranian war machine.

Shortly before the start of Operation Valfajr 8, the great achievement of which was the capture of Faw and the paralysis of the enemy navy, Shahid Mahdavi, with all his might, effort and day-to-day struggle, prepared and united the fleet, and finally, this newly established combat unit. Bring it to 100% readiness to take part in Operation Wal-Fajr 8 and successfully complete the mission. Martyr Mahdavi's responsibility in this operation was to provide combat forces by naval vessels, which he did in the best possible way. After the end of the operation, Shahid Mahdavi remained in the area of operations to work on maintaining the conquests of the Islamic forces. After that, the IRGC started new activities in the Valfajr 8 operational areas, including tracking down enemy ships and submarines, preventing the Iraqi Navy from operating, and laying mines in the Khor Abdullah Canal. Shahid Mahdavi had an active and effective presence in all these actions.

After that, Operation Karbala 3 began on 11/06/1365, which led to the conquest of the port and the Umayyad oil terminal in Iraq. The active presence of the martyr in this operation was very effective. Shahid suggested that light, foldable and portable aluminum stairs be built to rise quickly from the platforms. This proposal was accepted and implemented and had a great impact on the success of the IRGC in this operation. Mr. Faqih, the honorable brother of the martyr, says in this regard: "I remember before Operation Karbala 3, Hussein (Nader) came to me and told me about the operation and asked: Al-Amiya, what should we do? I thought and said that there is an example of light and folding stairs that if you can provide, it will be very useful to climb the pier.

With the arrogant operations of Valfajr 8 and Karbala 3 and the strengthening and consolidation of Iran's military power in naval battles, the arena narrowed for the Ba'athist regime in Iraq, especially its Western supporters, led by the world-eating United States, and faced a serious challenge. The Iranian war machine was advancing more and more efficiently and forcefully, and the increasing helplessness and destruction of the enemy became more and more apparent. It was at this time that the arrogant and criminal US regime, which until then had been behind the scenes of the war and had often sent Iraq to war with Iran as a vanguard, inevitably saw the growing weakness of Iraq's military might against Iran. It entered the Persian Gulf openly and openly, in the form of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and under the false pretext of protecting the tankers of some Arab countries, and was at the forefront of the war against Iran. The idea was that as the United States entered the Persian Gulf, Iranian forces would lose control of this extremely important watershed and the balance of military power would shift in favor of Iraq. But the lion men of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, led by Sardar Shahid Mahdavi, proved the falsity of this notion with their bravery and sacrifices and the preparation of dozens of brave operations against American aircraft carriers and giants, and by achieving numerous and overwhelming victories.

Martyr Mahdavi, as the commander of the Zulfiqar naval group, from the time the Americans entered the Persian Gulf until his martyrdom, did not seize the moment of a relentless battle with these criminals and used all his strength and talent in this way. During this time he organized many operations against the aggressor Americans.

In the final years of the war, the Persian Gulf became very insecure for Iran; Iraq easily hit Iranian ships and oil rigs. Kuwait had given Saddam a part of the land and Saudi Arabia its airspace. The high-ranking commanders of the IRGC informed the Imam of the free and arrogant flow of American warships, as well as other ships and vessels supported by this country. Imam Khomeini (as) had said: "If I were you, I would strike." The Imam's words were enough for Sardar Shahid Mahdavi and his successor Sardar Shahid Bijan Gerd and their comrades to carry out a retaliatory operation and prove that with the efforts and courage of the brave men of Islamic Iran, the Persian Gulf, so much for the Americans and Their servants are not safe, let them prepare. The first convoy of Kuwaiti tankers with the American flag and a full military escort by the US Navy was launched in July 1987. In the meantime, the US government has carried out heavy psychological, propaganda, political, military and intelligence operations to carry out this operation successfully. In this convoy was the Kuwaiti tanker "Al-Rakha" called "Bridgeton", which was completely escorted between a military column. The tanker exploded 13 miles west of the Persian Gulf when it was hit by landmines planted by Sardar Shahid Mahdavi and his allies, creating a 43-square-meter hole in its body.

Let's read some interesting and readable material about this from the words of Sardar Shahid Mahdavi: We moved. On the way, we anchored in one of the settlements in the waters of the Persian Gulf. After some rest, we set off again. We had not traveled very far when the sea became very stormy and its waves were so turbulent that it made operations practically impossible; But by relying on God and the level of readiness and courage that we found in our forces and by asking for their opinion, as well as by the remembrance of God and the confidence and strength of heart that we achieved in this way, we determined our determination to carry out these operations. The movement of the caravan, we set off. Three hours before the caravan arrived, we reached our destination. After completing the mission quickly and finishing work, we returned to the location of our forces and rested. Three hours later, it was announced that the Kuwaiti Bridgeton had sunk. The announcement of this news brought great joy and strength of heart to us; We hugged and kissed. The brothers laid their faces on the ground and cried, thanking God. Because we all felt that it was not us who made the enemy flee, but it was God who made our nation dear and humiliated our enemies and made our Imam happy. After the courageous action of Sardar Shahid Mahdavi and his comrades in the explosion of the Bridgeton ship, in order to express their gratitude to these loved ones, a meeting plan was prepared with Imam Khomeini (as) . In this meeting, Imam Khomeini (as) each of these soldiers pays homage to the blessed soul of Islam and kisses the forehead of Sardar Shahid Mahdavi. The martyr himself says in this regard: "After learning that Imam Khomeini (as) had smiled upon hearing the news of the sinking of a Kuwaiti ship and the failure of the first American action, I was so delighted that this smile always made my companions and warriors proud." I know. For us warriors of the Persian Gulf, this smile and joy of Imam (ra) is enough for all the efforts of the day and night, and if we do not succeed in doing our service at the end of our lives, we will be happy that at least once, we have caused satisfaction and joy and smile of our dear Imam.

Mr. Haj Hassan Faqih, the honorable brother of the martyr, says about his last meeting with Sardar Shahid Mahdavi: In the same parliament, he said to me in a very confidential way: "So-and-so! Tomorrow I have a dangerous journey ahead of us and we will most likely get involved with the Americans. what is your opinion?" I replied: We are God's agents; Our lives and deaths are in the hands of God and whatever happens is His will. The next morning, while saying goodbye, he said to me: "It is almost certain that this is the last time we will see each other and it is very likely that I will be martyred in this conflict."

On the evening of Thursday, 07/16/1366, Sardar Shahid Nader Mahdavi along with some of his comrades such as Sardar Gholam Hossein Tavassoli, Sardar Bijan Gerd, Sardar Nasrollah Shafiei, Sardar Absalani, Sardar Mohammadiha, Sardar Shahid Mohammadi On the other hand, in order to patrol and protect the azure waters of the Persian Gulf, they move to the Persian Gulf by using two fast artillery boats called "Besat" and a submarine named "Tariq". There were nine of them, and two more were to be added. In one boat, the crew filmed the operation consisting of Karimi, Mohammadiha and Heshmatollah Rasouli, and in the other boat, Martyr Absalan and Martyr Nasrullah Shafi'i. The commanders of Shahid Mahdavi, Bijan Gurd, Majid Mubaraki and Gholam Hossein Tavassoli were also in the Tariq frigate. The commander of the operation was Sardar Shahid Mahdavi. After moving for a while, they reach the shores of the Persian Gulf and transfer the equipment and facilities they need from their dinghy, which had previously reached the island, to their boats. They get off and perform Maghrib and Isha prayers on the beach. It was still dusk, and the redness of the dusk on the west side of the sky was still shining. Meanwhile, the sound of a terrible explosion catches everyone's attention. The base radar was targeted and destroyed by US helicopters. The fleet lost contact with the center altogether and the radio died in Nader's hands.

Moments later, Sardar Shahid Mahdavi and his comrades see a large Cobra helicopter called MS6 belonging to the American forces over their heads. These types of helicopters are very quiet and can often be seen in the military arena when they have already reached the target with full nobility. Sardar Shahid Mahdavi immediately summoned the forces under his command to carry out retaliatory operations. Less than minutes after the destruction of the command radar, the boat carrying Martyr Absalan and Martyr Nasrullah Shafiei was also targeted by American missiles. Another missile is fired by the enemy at the members of the fleet, which does not hit the target and sinks into the water. Helicopters also start firing hard. Sardar Shahid Mahdavi and his companions are in a hurry to hit the helicopter. Fifteen minutes after a fierce battle, Karimi manages to detonate one of the helicopters in a quick spin using a Stinger missile. The helicopter explodes with a huge explosion and its parts are scattered on the water. The dark night of the explosion of this helicopter, because the day dawns and the enemy trembles behind it, and the waves of the power of faith of the forces of Islam terrify them. They all send Salawat with all their being. The martyred commanders of Gard and Tavassoli shout that you should shoot the second one.

Meanwhile, the other boat is targeted from several directions. The number of enemy flying bats was not small and each of them attacked Sardar Shahid Mahdavi and his comrades from one side. Many rare companions, such as Sardar Shahid Tavassoli, who in worldly life called each other brothers, fill their eyes. Now only the Tariq frigate on which Sardar Shahid Mahdavi was riding was safe, and two other boats were targeted and burned. Nader could have escaped safely from the field, but with all his courage and manliness, he was able to follow the wounded and the pure bodies of the martyrs. Therefore, according to Bijan, they fired at Doshka towards the American helicopters in the air and sought to capture the martyrs and the wounded from the water. They tried their best not to allow American helicopters to approach them, so they constantly fired on the skies of the region with Doshka to make the space unsafe and American helicopters could not approach them. But it was hard work because these helicopters were very quiet and very difficult to locate in the sky. Nader and Bijan continue to manfully resist stubbornly armed Americans. The enemy had hit all the ships and equipment of the fleet, and Nader and Bijan and four others, while finding themselves empty of debris, fell alive into the hands of the enemy after twenty minutes of fierce and manly battle.

Nader's arrest was so important to the enemy that after arresting the remaining members of the fleet, they immediately sought to identify him and asked each of the prisoners about Nader. Nader's arms and legs are crumpled by the enemy, but he still does not surrender his spirit to the enemy and continues to resist. "When his pure body reached the pure soil of his homeland, his hands and feet were tied very tightly, showing that the enemy was afraid even of the lifeless body of this martyred commander. Nader on the deck of a warship Chandler is the target of the enemy's brutal tortures, and his chest is pierced with long iron nails, and he is martyred." [ed: these details are vivid but hard to understand]"

On the news at 8 am, the radio announces that the IRGC boats have been targeted by the Americans. But the martyr's brother had already been informed. "It was at 8 pm when the IRGC children informed me that they had hit the boats and boats," he said. "When I heard the news, I was drenched in sweat, and there my heart testified that my brother's job was done." For six days, there was no accurate information about the fate of Martyr Mahdavi and his comrades. This six-day period was very difficult for the martyr's family and friends and colleagues. Hassan Faqih, the martyr's brother, says: "I have an aunt who is a very faithful and sincere woman. On the second night of the martyrdom of my brother Hussein (Nader), whose fate we did not yet know, I told him: I believe in you and your heart is pure, sleep tonight with intention, maybe you will have a dream. That night, my aunt sees someone in a dream and asks him about the flow. In response, he said: "Your Hussein has joined Hussein Ibn Ali (AS)."

Sardar Shahid Mahdavi was martyred on the night of the battle with the Americans, but six days passed to make sure of this. Finally, after six days, the bodies of the martyrs and prisoners were taken from Muscat, the capital of the Sultanate of Oman, and arrived at Tehran's Mehrabad Airport from the air border. And the holy bodies of the martyrs were present in Muscat. "We were told to come to the Ascension of the Martyrs of Tehran to identify the martyrs," he said. I went and calmed down as soon as I saw the rare corpse, as if cold water had been poured on the fire of my being. Those six days were hard on me. Seeing my brother's corpse, I calmed down and said there: Hosseinijan! Other than that, I did not expect you; That was right; thanks God.

The holy body of the martyr was buried with special splendor on the shoulders of thousands of Hezbollah ummah in front of the American spy nest and then transferred to Bushehr. There, too, the pure body of the martyr was buried again on the shoulders of a large crowd of martyrs, and after that he returned to his hometown of Bahiri village for burial. The people of the village with special enthusiasm and in a unique way went to greet the drowned body of Sardar Shahid Mahdavi and buried this rosy shroud body after the funeral to the flower garden of the martyrs of the village, like a heavenly gem.

Martyr Mahdavi from childhood, his whole being was imbued with simplicity and purity. He strongly refused to do and deal with unnecessary and useless matters and hated these matters. The house was very simple and of the possibilities of life, it was sufficient only for its necessities. He would never be content to be present at the tables set out of extravagance, and if he ever encountered such cases, his pure and unadulterated spirit and godliness would be greatly afflicted and affected. The martyr's brother quotes: "It was the holy month of Ramadan. We were guests at a friend's house at dawn. When we arrived at the table, we saw that various and colorful foods were arranged in it and a lot of splendor could be seen in it. My brother Nader was very upset and even cried when he saw all this luxury and extravagance. Then they turned to me and said: "Maybe they are warriors of Islam or some other human beings who do not even have empty bread on the table now, so why should we be present at such sumptuous and glamorous dinners?" This behavior of the martyr reminds man of the letter of Hazrat Amir (AS) to Uthman Ibn Hanif Ansari, in which he also says: They chase away the helpless and call on the rich.

The martyr's wife also says about the martyr's simplicity and disregard for worldly ostensible arrays: "There is no extravagance and we are satisfied with what God has given us." The martyr's brother also says in this regard: "We were together less than a month or forty days before the martyrdom of Hussein (Nader); He said, as if talking about something certain: So-and-so! I will be martyred soon, and God forbid that anyone uses my name for worldly affairs. According to this will, we do not dare to ask anything from the brothers of the Martyr Foundation at all. These loved ones sometimes come by themselves and say that we should legally give something to the martyr's family, which they (the Mahdavi's family) usually do not accept. They must forgive us. "In any case, we are counting on Martyr Mahdavi."

The martyr was very kind and loving. His face was always bright and pleasant. His pleasant smile was well-known among family, friends, relatives and colleagues. In no case did he treat anyone harshly or insultingly. In order to advance his work and goal, he did not believe in harshness and arrogance and insulting others, but considered it harmful and disruptive in the course of work and activity. In his spoken literature, even in the most difficult and sensitive working conditions, derogatory words with insults and insults had no place, and in the dictionary of his words, these words were meaningless. Mr. Mosayeb Gharibi says: "Martyr Mahdavi was the commander of our company on the Dasht-e Abbas front. He had a unique demeanor. "While being disciplined and tough, he never rushed with us and always came to us with a smiling and happy spirit."

Undoubtedly, one of the most important aspects of the individual and social morality of the martyr was his extraordinary humility. He respected everyone, big and small, and how good he was. He hated and abhorred all forms of arrogance; He even escaped from arrogant humility! And he recognized the temptation of the devil very well in this case, and with the care of God, he avoided it. In general, his existence was pure and arrogant, and he was never, under any circumstances, infected with this great and unforgivable sin and the great material and spiritual calamity. Although he held the position of commander, he never involved arrogance in the performance of his command. For example, on the night of Operation Wal-Fajr 8, when he was seriously preparing his forces, while he was a military commander and could only do things by military order, but with the utmost humility, along with the other subordinate forces, he personally ammunition Carried.

The martyr, with the help of good human and Islamic qualities, his personality had grown a lot. The result of all those excellent and luminous qualities had given him an unparalleled charm. Everyone loved him and loved him from the bottom of their hearts. "They were so popular among the family, and everyone, from his wife, his parents to his brothers and sisters, was so influenced by his morals, behavior and enlightened appearance that even if one day we did not see him in the crowd," said the martyr's brother. "We miss him." Elsewhere, Hajj Hassan says: "We had a hard time tolerating each other. "I do not remember that during the war, we were so impatient from afar that when he returned from the front, we first had to hold each other chest and lie down for tens of minutes until the impatience of our hearts subsided and then we calmed down."

Really, how can you reach such a level of attractiveness that everyone loves you and loves you from the bottom of their hearts? The most beautiful answer is given by God Almighty: This dear martyr, after believing in God, had made a strenuous effort to do righteous deeds, and God immortalized his love in the hearts of the believers forever.

The martyr was a very forgiving and flexible person; Although his military might have made his morale and morale very dry and insensitive even in the war conditions of that time, but he had a high level of tolerance and he tolerated harshness and inappropriate behavior by some people very well. If a friend, relative, or acquaintance finds out that he or she has an intellectual or erroneous deviation in the correct and realistic assessment of some issues, not only will he or she not reject him or her at first, but he or she will guide him or her with great flexibility and kind behavior. He was successful in this way. His attraction was very strong on his repulsion and he was very patient and tolerant in dealing with different people. One of the important factors of his success in social life was his valuable character of "negligence".

Undoubtedly, the element of order was the absolute ruler of the life of Martyr Mahdavi. During his life and during his service in the IRGC, he took on various responsibilities, and in all of them, with the help of the rule of order in affairs, he acted in the best and most virtuous way. Order was a cornerstone of his behavior. The factor of order had made it possible for him to make the most of the minimum time when taking on any responsibility. He never saw the lack of facilities as an excuse for disorder. For example, when the naval battalion of the Amir al-Mu'minin (AS) Navy formed, a very important operation, Valfajr 8, began shortly afterwards. Incidentally, very important tasks were assigned to these newly formed companies. But Shahid Mahdavi, by applying strict order to the companies under his command and with exemplary diligence and seriousness, succeeded in bringing these companies to the border of 100% readiness in the short time remaining until the start of the operation. In general, the detachments he commanded were always the most regular. His contemporaries have interesting and lasting memories in this field.

He paid special attention to the principle of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil, and considered its implementation necessary for the health of society, and he himself adhered to it practically and with all seriousness and diligence. In the early years of the victory of the Revolution, when the fledgling seedlings of the Islamic holy system needed more guarding and protection to reach the stage of consolidation, Shahid Mahdavi, with the help of this enlightened principle of religion, in his place of residence, pursued and reformed many activities to guide and reform. And he fought against people who did not have a correct understanding of the nature of the revolution and also the special circumstances of the time, and was very serious in repairing the damage caused by their negative performance towards the revolution. He treated those who were not intentionally tolerant and gentle, but he dealt decisively and revolutionaryly with those who knowingly and deliberately always nodded to the revolution and sought to weaken the revolutionary spirit of the people, and did not allow them to work against the revolution and its achievements.

One of the outstanding features of Martyr Mahdavi was his sharpness and foresight. He did not judge individuals and groups in the midst of the eventful situation of the early days of the revolution, easily and emotionally, and sought with full insight to understand the true nature of individuals and political currents. For example, he never trusted Bani Sadr and the liberal current. Even when that hypocrite had just become president and enjoyed public respect and trust, Martyr Mahdavi was completely pessimistic about him and called him a "thief cat"! His opposition to Bani Sadr was not to the liking of many who naively trusted that hypocrite, and even several times some of his supporters betrayed him verbally with Martyr Mahdavi.

The love of prayer had a deep penetration in the existence of Martyr Mahdavi. When this divine life-giving duty arrives, he stands before the deity with complete humility and submission and performs the prayer with reassurance and the presence of the heart. The multiplicity of tasks and the resulting fatigue did not delay his prayers. This characteristic of Martyr Mahdavi was one of his outstanding characteristics and all his friends and relatives were aware of this.

The martyr had a good voice. He recited the Holy Qur'an so beautifully that his companions used to say: Hussein (Nader's) voice is so sad and pleasant that when he recites the Qur'an or prays, we are moved and weep.

Martyr Mahdavi had an unparalleled sincerity to the truth. He enjoyed many perfections but hated to be famous for them. As mentioned, the noble, very kind and beautiful recited the Qur'an and prayed, but never allowed his voice to be recorded. This has caused that not even a single tape of the Quran and the prayer of the martyr is available at the moment.

Martyr Mahdavi had great respect for orphans. She had an orphaned niece named Zainab who always caressed and treated her in the best and kindest way. The members of the martyr's family now remember and cherish the memory of all the martyr's affections towards this girl and other orphaned children.

Sardar Shahid Mahdavi had a fiery devotion to his beloved Imam Raheel Azim Al-Shaan. For the love of the Imam (may God bless him and grant him peace), he wore the holy clothes of the Revolutionary Guards and used all his strength and talent in carrying out the missions of the IRGC. Dad. He considered the satisfaction of the Imam as his only reward and reward for all that unparalleled courage and struggle, and in order to achieve this important and happiness of the Imam's heart, he had put his whole being in accordance with sincerity. He always recites this prayer in the qunoot of his prayer: He lived his life in such a way that the end of such a life was really no less than martyrdom, and he himself has always longed for martyrdom. God fulfilled this wish in the best way and placed him next to Him.




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