Supreme Leader: Women's Day best opportunity to
examine their status
Tehran, July 27, IRNA
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali
Khamenei here Wednesday said that naming the birth anniversary of Hazrat
Fatemeh (SA) as Woman's and Mother's Day provides the opportunity to
examine their high status in Islam.
Speaking at a ceremony marking Woman's Day, the Supreme Leader referred
to the misunderstandings in this respect and reiterated the need for
recalling the true value of women and the respect they deserve in Islam.
The auspicious birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) daughter,
Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (SA), and that of the founder of the Islamic Republic,
the late Imam Khomeini, was celebrated in a ceremony on Wednesday morning.
During the ceremony, which was attended by a number of lovers of the
infallible household of Prophet Mohammad (PBUP), selected panegyrists and
poets eulogized the holy lady of Islam (Fatemeh SA).
Turning to the sensitive, lasting, delicate and effective role of women
in the human history, Ayatollah Khamenei accused the Western civilization
of either treachery against women and undermining their genuine status in
the course of history, within the community and family or totally ignoring
them under the pretext of supporting them.
"Thus by overlooking their true rights, the family as the foundation of
the community is undermined, which in turn endangers the future
generations and eventually results in the collapse of civilization," added
the Supreme Leader.
"The respect paid to women's role in family by Islam does not at all
mean that they are denied their rights for participating in social
"However, this is misinterpreted by some people who assume that
according to Islam, women should either be good mothers and wives or take
part in social activities.
"But Fatemeh (SA) was not only the symbol of an exemplary wife and
mother, but was at the same time quite actively involved in social affairs,"
said Ayatollah Khamenei.
Imam Khamenei, Ibrahim al-Jaafari talk
Mashhad, July 18 - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah
Khamenei Tuesday called the Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari a sage
and devout man, expressing pleasure over the formation of a poupular
government in Iraq.
He made the remarks in a meeting with the Iraqi PM in the holy city of
Mashhad, north of Iran.
'What is of importance for the Islamic Republic of Iran is an
independent and secure Iraq with its people in welfare', he stressed.
'The toppling of Saddam brought the same joy to the Iranian nation as
to the Iraqi nation', the Supreme Leader noted.
He warned of fresh enemies for the new Iraqi society, blaming a
sinister drive, particularly from Zionist lobbies, which seeks to destroy
stability in the country through blind terrorism and bitter violence.
Ayatollah Khamenei denounced the presence of the American forces as
bothersome for the Iraqi nation and the region.
He urged for the accelaration of the draw-up of the Iraqi constitution,
calling for an Islamic focus in the charter which 'is also the will of all
He called for patience and caution in the face of some plots to sow the
seeds of discord among Shiites and Sunnis.
In other parts of his remarks, the Supreme Leader tabled the
Palestinian issue and urged the minister to follow up the case in his
For his part, the Iraqi Prime Minister expressed hope the dark page of
the relations between the two nations would turn and a new era would open
in bilateral ties between the two 'brotherly nations'.
He expressed gratitude to the Iranian nation and governemnt for their
help to the Iraqi crisis-plagued nation.
'Top on agenda of the Iraqi governemnt is the rebuilding of
infrastructural affairs and giving services to people', Jaafari said.
He linked the current security problems in the country to foreign
agents, making assurances about the measures taken to stem out the
Tehran, July 10, IRNA
On the eve of martyrdom of Prophet Mohammad's (S) respectful daughter,
Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (SA), the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution,
Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, attended a mourning ceremony held at Imam
Khomeini Husseinieh, Tehran, on Saturday night.
During the ceremony, which was attended by people from all walks of
life, lecturers expounded on the elevated character of Hazrat Fatemeh (SA)
and eulogists commemorated the holy Lady of the Islamic World by referring
to the pains and sufferings she had been subject to.
The mourning ceremonies, which started on the evening of Jamadi
al-Thani 1 (July 8) will run through Monday.
Supreme leader appoints the new commander of
Tehran, July 9, IRNA
Iran-Supreme Leader-Disciplinary Force
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and Commander in Chief of
Islamic Republic of Iran's Armed Forces Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
appointed here Saturday Brigadier General Esmaeil Ahmadi Moqaddam as the
new Commander of Disciplinary Forces.
General Ahmadi Moqaddam was formerly deputy commander of Basij (voluntary
He has replaced Brigadier General Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf who resigned
his post as chief of police to run for the 9th Presidential Elections.