DOBMarch 11, 1957
POBQanat, in Kerman Province-southeast Iran
He was born in the village of Qanat, in Kerman Province – southeast Iran
He worked as a construction worker prior to working in the Kerman Municipal Water Department.
In His Words
O wife, I have decided where my grave at the Martyr’s Cemetery in Kerman will be… Mahmoud knows where. Let my grave be simple like the graves of my fellow martyrs… Let it be written on the tomb stone: Qassem Soleimani the soldier, and not any other cliché expression.
Excerpt from Martyr Soleimani’s will –
It is my will that each of you choose a martyr, let him be missing [in action]…
An advice from Martyr Soleimani –
The martyrdom a commander affects me as if it were the martyrdom of an entire battalion… among those was martyr commander Haj Younis Zangi Abadi.
Excerpt from Martyr Soleimani’s memoirs –