Attended by Martyr Soleimani’s daughter Zeinab, Academy of Persian Language and Literature director Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, IRIB Managing Director Abdolali Ali-Asgari, and a number of cultural figures, the meeting was held on Sunday at IRIB International Conference Center.
Zeinab said her father wrote the book with his injured hand. “The book is an account of the life of a man from the heart of a remote village of Kerman who had recounted some parts of his simple and compelling life story for you before,” she added.
The martyr’s daughter also noted that “This is the story of the transformation of a man who evolved from living as a shepherd into an exalted position as high as the sky. I would like to inform those people who saw him only in his army uniform how he had grown up, and ‘I Feared Nothing’ is a beginning of a great mission to know an awe-inspiring man.”
The event continued with unveiling a note written for the book by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
The Leader had received a rough copy of the book from Zeinab during his recent meeting with Soleimani’s family.
“Whatever causes us to remember the dear martyr is really soothing and pleasant,” the Leader wrote in his note on December 27, 2020.
“Although he was highly acknowledged by God Who blessed him with a worldly reward due to his pure and exemplary behavior, we also have a duty [to him]. I have not read this book yet, but it seems to be a step in this direction.”
General Soleimani, who was the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was assassinated along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), as well as eight others during a US drone strike at Baghdad’s international airport on January 3, 2020.