Imam Khamenei

Women and men are different in some cases, similar in others

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, Leader of the Islamic Revolution meets with religious eulogists in Tehran, March 19, 2017. 

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has warned about a “Zionist plot” to corrupt the involvement of women in the society.

The Leader made the remarks on Sunday during the occasion of Fatimah's (AS) birth anniversary, the daughter of Mohammad (pbuh). Hazrat Fatemeh was the wife of Imam Ali, the first Imam of Shia Muslims, and is referred to as a role model for Muslim women.

Men and women are no different when it comes to “ascendance of spiritual positions, the power of leadership, and the capability to lead humankind,” the Leader added. 
The Leader also warned against following the Western version of gender equality, saying it has led to corruption.

“Making women a commodity and an object of gratification in the Western world is most likely among Zionist plots aiming to destroy the society,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.

"Today, Western thinkers and those who pursue issues such as gender equality regret the corruption which it has brought about," Ayatollah Khamenei said.


  • Hazrat Fatima
  • Hazrat Zahra
  • Women's Day