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News number: 9102111746

16:28 | 2012-05-12

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Supreme Leader Stresses Importance of Hijab for Women's Dignity

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei underlined the importance of Hijab for women's dignity.



Speaking at a meeting with a group of panegyrists on the occasion of the National Women's and Mothers' Day in Iran, the Leader said that Hijab brings about honor and dignity for women.

"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," he said.

Ayatollah Khamenei called on everybody, especially Iranian women, to follow the path of the Infallible Imams (A.S.).

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution 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."

Ayatollah 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.