TEHRAN, NOV. 3., IRNA -- On the eve of the 13th. Of aban (fourth of
november) that is the anniversary of imam khomeini's exile from iran, national day in
campaign against world arrogance and students' day and the seizure of the compounds of the
former u.S. Embassy in tehran (den of spies), the friday congregational prayers was held
at tehran university with the leadership of ayatollah emami kashani and attended by
thousands of faithful hizbollahs.
In his second sermon the substitute leader of the friday congregational
prayers referred to the martyrdom of the secretary general of the islamic jihad of
palestine, doctor shaqaqi, at the bloody hands of the zionists, saying a struggle inspired
by faith and trust in allah is not likely to fail. He expressed hope that the martyrdom of
doctor shaqaqi would serve to further awaken the ulema, students and theological students
in the muslim states in the region.
Emami kashani quoted from the leader of the islamic
ayatollah khamenei, saying that the by the ulema is meant those who have attained an
academic standing and are regarded as experts in the various areas of islamic
advised theological students to consult the ulema and theologians on debatable issues of
He also referred to the anniversary of the seizure of the compounds of
the U.S. Embassy (den of spies) in tehran on november 4, 1979, saying that by their bold
takeover of the embassy, the muslim students following the imam's line, had in fact not
only shattered the myth of the indefitibility of the united states but has also made it
look inferior in the region.
In his first sermon ayatollah emami kashani exhorted believers to
ideologically discipline themselves within the clear-cut bounds of piety. Addressing
himself to worshippers and to the nation at large, he said according to the holy
every muslim should consult the canonists of standing regarding the questions of what is
allowed and what is forbidden, rather than rely on their personal judgements on those
Mahjubah Meets Mrs.
The Leader's wife of the Islamic Republic of Iran, (01.09.1995)
I esteem it a privilege to-welcome such a distinguished audience of
women's gathering established through the good offices of the United Nations
It is my outmost desire that women on the face of the globe should live a life worthy of
their sublime status. Grave problems face women in all countries. These are caused by many
factors and call for a quick and carefully thought solution of tong standing on the part
of all women. I hope that this gathering prove to be of great help for this
taking full advantage of the best solutions suggested by Islam.
With the best wishes.
Q: Please give a brief account about yourself.
A: I am 48 years old. I have been married for 3I years, have four sons
and two daughters, 29 to II years old. I have not secondary and college
schooling, but I
am fond of reading and social activities. I have spent my life by being in contact with
Q: What should be Muslim women's aim in getting married?
A: Marriage is a natural need for both men and women. In fact marriage
is a body of affective, mental, physical, individual and social needs which are all
acceptable by Islam. Hence, all these might be aimed at by Muslim women. Of
women might think of ether considerations beside their main aim in marriage, e.g.,
social standing or specific type of men. These secondary considerations might also commend
themselves in marriage. Islam suggests that men and women should not think of material
Q: How can a woman bring tranquility and affection to her family
A: Man and woman are naturally attracted to each other and get
The conjugal bliss will be preserved if the couple are compatible and are aware of the
threats to their marriage. Expecting too much from each other, finding faults with each
other, boasting about their individual achievements and family advantages and social
standing and forcing their personal tastes on each other and on everything else are among
Q: How should a woman's relation with her husband and children be
regarding wifely duties and motherly duties?
A: In conjugal life man and woman are on equal footing. It is possible
that man and woman are in different social status as far as their individual achievements
are concerned. According to religious tenets man and woman have different rights, but this
difference should not affect their relationship in the family. The relationship between
mothers and children is based on affection and sympathy, but motherly affection differs in
terms of the education she has received and the experience she has gained and affects the
way children are nurtured.
Q: What should be the role of women in ensuring continuity and the
security of their husbands' activities in various dimensions, such as economic, political,
A: Women can help their husbands with their activities one way or
another, based greatly on how much knowledge and experience they might have. But I am
strongly of the opinion that if women let their husbands have peace of mind at home, men
will easily be able to carry out their activities.
Q: What should be the role of man in the family in the sense of being a
husband and father?
A: I think the role of man as being a husband is the same as the role
of a woman being a wife. They are both partners in their conjugal life based on equal
footing but with different rights. As far as children are concerned, man should be side by
side the woman in every effort in bringing them up righteously. In fact the role of either
one is complimentary to the role of the other.
Q: What principles do you and your exalted spouse observe in family
A: In our life, our common objective is summed up in reciprocal
affection and respect. This will bring everything good to the family.
Q: How is your husband towards you?
A: His behavior is imbued with reciprocal affection and respect.
Q: How do you and your husband help each other in specific duties?
A: I am not in a position to help him with his activities, since he
keeps to himself the problems that faces him in this regard. And I do not like to
interfere either. As far as personal and family affairs are concerned, well we both
exchange views. As for the practical side of the family management, he has not enough time
to help me and I do not expect any help from him either.
Q: In your opinion what should be the mission of Muslim woman?
A: I believe that Muslim women should try to be exemplary as far as
their wifely and motherly duties are concerned. They should likewise bring up good
children and a sense of pivotal duty for them. Besides, a woman's personality is of
paramount importance in her own society and in the world of Islam. Men and women should
show a real sense of responsibility in their respect. They should not be concerned about
their individual interests only. They should not be unaware of what goes on in their own
land and in the world of Islam. Responsibilities can have various dimensions, such as:
cultural, political and social aspects. Muslim women can participate in handling the
affairs of die country. For example, in international project, in rendering public utility
services and in charitable institutions.
Q: How can Muslim women have a more profound belief in Hazrat Zahra
(a.s.), the exemplary woman throughout he world?
A: They can learn more through worldwide Islamic propagation, and
through biographical writings about her life. What is more, our distinguished women should
follow her example to the best of their ability.
Q: How far might such a profound belief in Hazrat Zahra (a.s.) affect
the lives of Muslim woman?
A: If her character is duly recognized it will bring about a drastic
change in the lives of women.
Q: How is your rapport with women of our society?
A: I am an ordinary member of the society with sincere rapport with
other women in our society. Many women with whom I have no personal rapport pay us a
visit. Thanks God, our meeting have always been in a friendly and sincere atmosphere.
Q: How is your home economics?
A: We live a modest life and our house economic has been based on
Q: How often a day you and your husband and children gather together?
A: It depends on how heavily my husband is engaged with his work. You
know his office is next to our house but we do not see him during the day's work. Usually
he eats with us, but of course, not on those exception days that he is very engaged.
Q: How do you spend your time with your husband on religion feast?
A: On such occasion, he is usually more engaged.
Q: Could you please tell us about some pieced of advice your husband
has given to you?
A: He advises on keeping the religious code of conduct, frugality even
in consuming water and electric supply, not to misappropriate the treasury's funds (some
of our household articles belong to the treasury) and making the most of our time by
Q: What does Ayatollah Khamenei emphatically advise his children?
A: To be self-made mentally, morally and even physically (sport).
Q: How is the affective rapport of Ayatollah with his children?
A: Our youngest children whom he loves affectionately are the girls. He
is innately affectionate towards his children.