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Hijab Brings About Dignity for Women

yatollah Khamenei the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution met today with a group of panegyrists. Speaking at the meeting, which was held on the occasion of Mother's Day, 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."

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.
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