President praises women’s role in society, family

Tehran, April 12, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday praised women’s role in Iranian society and family.

Speaking in a conference on Imam Khomeini’s wife, the Late Khadijeh Saqafi commemoration on Sunday morning, he stressed active presence of Iranian women both in society and family.

Matriarchy and patriarchy have no place in Islamic teachings and Islam emphasizes on meritocracy, Rouhani added.

He said that Imam Khomeini introduced real political Islam which has the potential to manage the world today.

President hailed Iranian women’s role in the revolution and post-revolution era and asked the Iranian women to help execution of resistance economy policies.

The one-day conference on Imam Khomeini’s wife commemoration held this year at Tehran Summit Conference Hall and a book on the life of Imam Khomeini’s wife which includes her documents, autobiography, poems and unpublished pictures displayed on the sidelines of the conference. Several Iranian high ranking officials attended the ceremony to celebrate the Late Khadijeh Saqafi’s 60-year struggle against tyranny beside Late Imam Khomeini.