Women’s role in Islam discussed in Azerbaijan

SHAFAQNA – According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), the Caucasus Media Association cooperated in holding the program on October 27.

Seyyed Ebrahim Ebrahimi, Iranian’s cultural attaché in Baku, addressed the forum which was attended by a group of female scholars and intellectuals.

He talked about the status of women in Islam and discussed the view of Islam on the influential role that women can play in the development of societies.

Ebrahimi also referred to Surah An-Nisa of the Holy Quran which includes numerous references to women and noted that Hazrat Khadijeh (SA), Hazrat Zahra (SA) and Hazrat Zeynab (SA) are the best role models for women.

The responsibilities of women in family and society, the important role of Hazrat Zeynab (SA) as the messenger of the Ashura uprising, and the role of Hazrat Khadijeh (SA) in the dissemination of Islam were the other themes highlighted by the Iranian representative in the forum.

Also speaking at the program was Azadeh Taleh Ava, head of the association, who elaborated on some aspects of a woman’s character according to Islamic teachings.

The forum was further addressed by a number of Azerbaijan’s eminent female activists and continued with recitation of traditional elegies performed on the occasion of the month of Muharram.

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