Ayatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met Saturday with hundreds of eulogists as well as Iranian citizens on the auspicious birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatima (as), the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), which is Women's and Mothers' Day in Iran.
Sayyed Khamenei said the beloved daughter of Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) is a model for Muslim women, adding that the first lady of Islam was a model in terms of piety, lifestyle and observance of Hijab; the Islamic dress code.
Speaking at the meeting, His Eminence referred to the history of Iranian women's presence in different arenas since the Constitutional Movement and reiterated: "This effective presence shows that women can be present in all arenas and fulfill their responsibilities while observing hijab. And the honorable mothers of our martyrs are clear examples in this regard."
His Eminence said that hijab brings about honor and dignity for women and stressed: "Modesty brings about respect and dignity for women in society. For this reason, Islam should be appreciated for paying attention to the issue of hijab."
Imam Khamenei said that the enemies of Iran are trying to take advantage of the existing weaknesses and added that failure to observe hijab has destructive and permanent effects on society.
Source: News Agencies, edited by moqawama.org