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While no comprehensive biography has yet been written on Mona Mahmudnizhad, there are some accounts available. We are happy to include two on this website.

   "I wish I had not only one
but a thousand lives to give
in the path of God"

--Mona  Mahmudnizhad

  The Story of Mona: 1965-1983    

A fairly detailed account of Mona's life, it also includes short biographies of the other women executed with Mona.  Published in Canada, it accompanied the release of the song & music video, "Mona with the Children" by Doug Cameron, which imparted the story to many people.

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"The Story of Mona" is posted on this site with permission. The copyright is held by Baha'i Canada Publications, under the auspices of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Canada. (The division into Parts 1 to 5 is not part of the original publication.)

"The Story of Mona:
1965-1983" - Part 1

Mona's Childhood

Sensitivity as a child

Mona's relationship with her father

The Crisis in Iran

Reaching maturity

Persecutions at school


  Mona's Life   

This is an effort at compiling Mona's story undertaken by a Baha'i in Iran. This unpublished account has been fully authenticated by Mona's family. It was written with a Baha'i audience in mind, so there are certain expressions or references that may be unfamiliar to a general audience. The English translation is provisional.

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"Mona's Life"

"The Story of Mona:
1965-1983" - Part 2

The Dream about Baha'u'llah

The arrest of Mona and her father


The first few days in prison

The interrogations at Seppah prison


"The Story of Mona:
1965-1983" - Part 3

Transfer to Adelabad prison

The second stage of interrogation

The third stage of interrogation

The arrest of Mona's mother

Last visit with Mona's father

Taraneh's last visit with her father


"The Story of Mona:
1965-1983" - Part 4

Anecdotes from Adelabad prison

Sacrificing 100,000 lives

Mona's vision of martyrdom

A dream for steadfastness

The last interrogation

Mona's mother's release

Last visit with Mona

The hangings of the 10 women

"The Story of Mona:
1965-1983" - Part 5

Mrs. Nusrat Yalda'i

Mrs. 'Izzat Ishraqi

Miss Ruya Ishraqi

Miss Zarrin Muqimi

Mrs. Tahirih Siyavushi

Miss Shirin Dalvand

Miss Akhtar Sabit

Miss Mahshid Nirumand

Miss Simin Sabiri

Mrs. Tuba Za'irpour

One last kiss       Epilogue


Also, visit the LINKS page
for more resources on Mona
and the Baha'is of Iran.