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Leader: West pursues no logic in issue of women, only pursues profit, pleasure from them

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei meets groups of women in the Iranian capital of Tehran on December 27, 2023. (Photo by

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the West follows no logic in the issue of women and merely seeks profit and pleasure from them.

Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with groups of women in Tehran on Wednesday in the run-up to the celebrations commemorating the birthday anniversary of Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (SA), the revered daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The Leader described the issue of women as one of Islam’s strong points, saying, “Islam has a robust and strong logic, and enjoys rational support in all areas pertaining to women.”

Stressing that the world’s view on the issue of women is either of a Western approach or an Islamic approach, Ayatollah Khamenei said the two are complete opposites as the Western approach is summed up in seeking profit and pleasure from women.

“There is one point that I think is significant, and that the cultural and civilizational system of the West is not willing to discuss such issues; it avoids entering into discussion and research,” the leader said.

“Western culture, Western system, the West’s civilizational and cultural system cannot debate these areas,” he added, underlining that the West resorts to force and fanfare as well as arts, cinema and virtual space to advance the issue of women.

“The West is not ready to discuss, is not willing to answer the questions. The reason is that the West has no logic,” Ayatollah Khamenei noted.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said a Muslim woman could not find a better role model than Hazrat Fatemeh Zahra (SA), advising women to follow the sacred figure in the fields of housekeeping, social and political activities, and wisdom and knowledge.

Underlining “gender justice” in the society, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “There are no restrictions on the presence of women in various managerial, political, social and cultural positions.”

The Leader also pointed to the parliamentary elections in the next two months, calling on Iranian women to play an active role both at home and the society for a better introduction of candidates and a promising turnout at the polls.

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