Tuesday, July 10, 2012


      Tehran, July 10, 2012 (ANTARA) - Iran President Mahmud Ahmadinejad told over 300 Muslim women from 85 countries, including Indonesia, that women play important and more lasting roles particularly in the social development.
       "When women awaken, the whole nation will awaken," Ahmadinejad said in the opening of the World Conference on Women and the Awakening of Islam, here, Tuesday.
       He praised women as the manifestation of perfection of God for women`s heart is compassionate and loving. Any successful man, first of all, owes his mother who had raised him with devotion, compassion and love, he noted.

"Any change needs women. We have seen that in Iran and other part of the world, such as in Egypt and Tunisia," he said.

He believed that the whole world needs to be changed or reformed and corrected for the better.

All dictators need to be removed and replaced with absolute justice, he stated.

The common mission of the Islamic awakening is to join hand in order to liberate the entire humanity and to bring justice to the whole world.

Islam is universal religion which aims to save the entire humanity, and Qur`an is not only for Muslims, but for all human being, he said.

God creates human being to live in dignified, noble and decent life, not in humiliation, tyranny and oppression. Today million of people live in poverty and they never experience the sweet taste of dignity, he added.

Earlier, Senior Advisor to the Iranian Supreme Leader for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati who is concurrently the secretary general of the Islamic Awakening Conference, said the current awakening in the Middle East is in response to the failure of the former regimes in protecting the dignity and independence of their nations.

Their peoples deserve to live in honor and dignity, Velayati stated in the first ever conference on women and Islamic awakening being participated in by Muslim women representing various countries such as Tunisia, Sudan, Belgium, Mali, Turkey, Argentina, Malaysia and Indonesia.

A 15-member delegation of Indonesia is participating in the two-day conference at the invitation of the Iranian government. They represent higher education institutions such as the University of Pandjajaran and NGOs such as MER-C.

Many renowned world figures were present at the conference`s opening ceremony, including former Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari, and Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim.

Earlier this year, Tehran hosted an International Conference on Islamic Awakening and Youths. ***3***

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