EghtesadOnline: Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei praised Islam’s respect for women’s dignity and their key role in families, denouncing the Western stance regarding women.
He made the statement on the occasion of the annual ceremony marking the birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (PBUH), the distinguished daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), Tasnim News Agency reported.
Highlighting the fundamental difference between the viewpoints of Islam and the West about women, the Leader said the Islamic Republic has high regard for women’s dignity, while the typical Western outlook considers women as a commodity.
From the viewpoint of Islam, he added, women and men are equal when it comes to divine and humanitarian values.
Hailing the status of women in the Islamic Republic, he said Iran has never had so many educated women involved in various social, cultural, political, scientific and economic fields.
“Islam’s view on women provides the foundation for the prominent role of mothers and families,” Ayatollah Khamenei underlined, stressing that the strongest pillars of intellectual and spiritual education and the most genuine atmosphere of affection are formed within the family.