A friend of Shahīd Shahriyārī’s from his university days
November 10th, 2016
For the guys who knew each other from old times, his funeral was like those which were held during the time of the [Iran-Iraq] war. It was as if we were attending the funeral of Esmāīl A’shārī, or Rezā Hanānī, or that of Mohammad Qāzī. One of my friends said with much sorrow that “I always think that in a world as expansive as ours with so many people in it, why did Majīd, who was so young, have to be martyred?” In a sense, we were happy that Majīd did not die a natural death, because if he had died of a heart attack [or some other natural cause], he would not have received the recognition that he deserved.