Biography of Martyr Muhammad Ibrahim Himmat

Biography of Martyr Muhammad Ibrahim Himmat

Muhammad Ibrahim Himmat was born on 12th April 1955 in Shahreza, Isfahan province,Iran, in a poor and pious family.When he was in the womb of his mother, his parents left for the pilgrimage to Karbala – e- Moalla and the martyrs of Karbala. By the divine breath of Karbala, his mother blew the fragrance of Ashura in this Allah’s trust granted to her.
Muhammad Ibrahim’s childhood was spent under the shadow of love of his chaste, pious and kind parents and then he entered school. During his studies he possessed an extraordinary intelligence and talent and successfully completed his high school.

 

During his leisure time especially during summer vacations, by working hard, he used to obtain expenses for his studies. And in this way he helped his hard working family. By the kindness, passion, love and closeness that he possessed, he added a pleasant environment to his family.

From his childhood days, his father used to say, “When I used to return home tired from work, my son used to take away all my tiredness and pain from me, and if at night I couldn’t see him, it was very unpleasant and bitter for me.”
Because of his enthusiasm in Quran and learning it, Muhammad Ibrahim insisted his mother to teach him Quran and help him in learning the chapters. He was so attached to the Quran that by the beginning of his high school he learned to recite all the chapters of Quran and also learnt a few chapters by heart.

During military service:

In the year 1352 he completed his high school and obtaining his diploma with high scores, he joined a college in Isfahan and continued studying over there. After receiving his degree, he was conscripted for military service in the army. In his own words he said that, the military service of two years were the bitterest part of his life. He was given the responsibility of the kitchen in the division of artillery.

The month of Holy Ramadan arrived and among some of his like minded soldiers, Ibrahim sent a message to the other soldiers that if they wanted to fast during Ramadan they can come and use the kitchen during sehri(early breakfast). When ‘Naaji’, commander of the army, got informed of this recommendation of Ibrahim to the soldiers and fasting of some of the soldiers, he instructed all of them to stand in a queue and without exception drink water and break the fast. After this incident Ibrahim said, “if on that day, someone would have decomposed my brain with a few arrows that would have been more acceptable for me than to see with my own eyes that how unaware of Allah S.W.T , they force us to break the sanctity of the holiest duty of our religion, and stamp the divine obligation that we have towards our Lord.”

However, these two years were not without kindness, because in this period Ibrahim got acquainted with young revolutionaries who were standing against the oppressive regime of Shah, they also managed to get some of the banned books {in opinion of Savak}. Reading of these books secretly that were provided through some of his friends, had a deep influence and constructive effect on his spirit and soul and with an enlightened thought helped him to select his path. Reading these books and acquaintance with some of those friends became the reason that Ibrahim could start his activities against the oppressive regime of Shah and disclose the face of Taghut.

During teacher hood {Early activities}:

After completing his military service he returned to his native place and chose teaching. He became busy teaching in villages and initiated in educating the children of his land. Ibrahim made relationships with the committed revolutionary people and because of the meetings and assemblies with them became more familiar with the amazing personality of Imam Khomeini (RA). He tried to follow his ideology and teachings so that the environment of school was filled with Islamic teachings.

Ibrahim actively participated in strengthening the new Islamic government, he was sent to provide educational and ideological activities in minority inhabited areas in Konark and Kurdistan. He tried and encouraged the students to study and gain insight and knowledge, but because of his preaching Islamic ideas, he was noticed by the local Savak, was even warned by them. His great spirit and fearlessness made him oblivious to all warnings and he continued his work with boldness and did not neglect his duty towards the education of the students. With the gradual expansion of the Islamic Revolution he took the flagship of the fighting youth branch. After his transfer to the branch to teach at schools in the city, he established relationship with the seminary in the city of Qom to get advice, to meet spiritual people, received notices and tapes which helped him a lot, for this purpose he travelled Qom a lot.

His passionate and fiery speeches against the regime were conducted without counsel which forced the government to take action against him. To avoid capture he settled from one city to another, first he went to Firozabad and for a while spent his time in educating and guiding the masses, but the Savak still chased him, so he went to Yasooj , he had to constantly move from one place to another to remain immune from getting arrested , from Yasooj he had to move to Gumbadan and then he left for Ahvaz and settled there residentially. During this period, different sectors of the society reacted and protested against the oppressive regime and their atrocities, Ibrahim felt the need to return to his branch so that he could actively participate in organizing the protests.

After returning to his native place, he increased his efforts and activities to bring people to the streets in anti- regime protests ,in one of his rallies , he read an important statement , where in one of its sections , was about the dissolution of Savak . This was followed by the command of his assassination and execution by the military governor of Isfahan. The agents of the cruel regime were always behind killing this brave and courageous son of Islam. But he always managed to escape the government, by constantly changing his clothes and appearance, so that the Islamic Revolution succeeds under the divine leadership of Imam Khomeini {ra}.

Activities after the victory of Islamic Revolution:

Victory of Islamic Revolution played a very significant role with the aim to develop the defence system of the country an Islamic Revolution committee branch was set up. Ibrahim was amongst those who helped the corps of the branch with the help of his brothers and three of his friends. He knew his hometown well enough, and with the help of his influential family took over the authority for the location of the residence of the corps, a significant amount of weapons were transferred from the police station over here , which were used to meet the requirements of the people.

Gradually the Hezbollah elements joined the army. When the army was organized, he took the responsibility of public relations of the army.

With the efforts of this great martyr, the smugglers, rebels and the bandits that surrounded the branch, caused trouble to the people and harassed them, were arrested and handed over to the Islamic Revolution court, and the city got cleared from these evil people trying to mislead.

His major works in this period was to bring order to the cultural and propaganda activities which had a great influence in informing youth, which helped in creating a revolutionary spirit.

Late in 1358, in terms of necessity and because of his valuable experience in the field of cultural affairs, he moved to the city of Khurram and then to the port of Chabahar and Konark {in the providence of Sistan and Baluchestan } and expanded his cultural activities.

During the Iran – Iraq war he was promoted as a commander under the reforms of Muhammed Boroujerdi, as an able and fit military commander, he participated in several operations at war front, briefly leaving war front for helping Lebanese militias against Israeli invasion.

Role of Martyr in Kurdestan:

Martyr Himmat , in June 1979 , was sent to the province of Kurdistan, with trust in Allah {S.W.T} and determination to fight , he started his work against the global arrogant agents in Kurdistan. He spent nearly two years in Kurdistan, commanding more than 20 small operations. He made it very difficult for the enemy to gain control in that region. In order to attract the deprived people of Kurdistan and eliminate their problems, he made significant efforts, to tackle the regions poverty. The Kurds were so attached to him that when it was time for him to go, the people were literally in tears and did not want to get separated from him.

Then he departed to the southern fronts of Iran – Iraq war to command Muhammad Rasool- Allah brigade. Participation in great operation Bayt al- Moqaddas and liberation of Khorramshar as well as commanding operations Ramadan and Muslim Ibn Aqil occurred in the same era.

His courage in dealing with the rebels group is worthy of admiration and praise. According to the memos obtained from the martyr, the Irani revolutionary guards have succeeded in the operations specially in cleaning the villages of bandits, and confrontation with the Bathist army. {From the month of September 1979 to January 1382}.

He eventually went to meet his Lord during the great operation Kheybar on Majnoon island Iraq, 14 march 1984, while he was less than 30 years. After a grand funeral procession, his body was buried in martyr’s cemetery of Shahreza.

His message:

As a result this Revolution will be connected to the Revolution of Imam of the time {his Excellency, Imam Mehdi} and according to this struggle, the assistance of Allah S.W.T will include the conditions of pious people.

Martyr Himmat within some speeches among the veterans said; “Imam is the manifestation of purity, innocence, purification, and a sea of knowledge. You should obey his demands one by one, so that Allah S.W.T will be satisfied by you, because he is the Supreme leader and has a high value in the outlook of Allah S.W.T.

My message is that during the absence of the Imam of our time {may Allah S.W.T hasten his reappearance}, you should have an absolute obedience to the supreme.”