Hadrat Fatima (PBUH) was assisted by divine power, Imam Khomeini highlighted

Hadrat Fatima (PBUH) was assisted by divine power, Imam Khomeini highlighted

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic through his theological works stressed that Hadrat Fatima (peace be upon her ) was a woman who embodied all the virtues of the prophets.

 According to Imam Khomeini, the holy daughter of the honorable prophet of Islam was a human being in the full sense of the word, a woman in the full sense of the word.

Imam Khomeini announced her birthday as “Women Day”.

Imam said in this regard as following:

“Tomorrow then is Women’s Day. Tomorrow is the day when woman’s dignity and woman’s character came into being.”

Describing virtues of Hadrat Fatima Zahra, Imam Khomeini said “She proceeded through the stages of a spiritual movement assisted by divine power, by the invisible hand, by the teachings of the Messenger of God (peace be upon him and his descendants) until she reached the stage that all others could not reach.”

On the occasion of women Day, Imam once said in a historic message as following

The day is great, the gathering grand and the place blessed. It is the day commemorating the birth of Fatima Zahra, Women’s Day. It is a victorious day for women, the day of the exemplar for women in the world. Women play a very important role in society. The realisation of mankind’s hopes lies in her hands. She is the educator of great men and women. It is from the laps of women that man begins his ascent. It is in the laps of women that great men and great women are nurtured. It is a great day; a woman came into the world who compares with all men.

A woman came into the world who is an exemplar for mankind. A woman came into the world in whom all the traits of a (true) human being were manifest. So today is a great day. It is the day of you women.

In our era, women have shown that they stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their menfolk in the struggle; one could even go so far as to say that they lead the way. Iranian women have undertaken both great human and financial endeavours. This respected class of women from the south of Tehran, from Qum and other cities, these veiled ladies, these symbols of virtuousness, took the lead in the movement and in financial sacrifice, donating their jewels and gold to the oppressed. And the most important issue here is that one’s intentions are pure.

For the few loaves of bread that Hazrat Amir (Imam `Ali), upon whom be peace, and his family gave in charity, God revealed several (Qur’anic) verses. These verses were revealed not because of the loaves of bread, but because the intention was pure, it was an act done for God. The value of an action lies in its spiritual motives.

The actions of those sisters who took part in the movement were more valuable than those of the men; they came out (into the streets) in their veils of modesty and shouting in unison with the men brought about victory. Now, with the purest of intentions, what they had accumulated during their lives they donated to the needy. This is worth much, were the affluent to donate millions it would not match this in value.”

17 May 1979 (27 Urdibihisht 1358 AHS)

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