Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel here Sunday evening said that westerners find Muslim women to be backward and that in order to raise their status before the eyes of the west they should adopt western lifestyles.
No, it’s just Sharia law that hard-wires societies into backwardness, especially where women are concerned.
Addressing the concluding session of the first International Conference on Women Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic System, the speaker said westerners also find Islamic countries to be lagging behind western countries in scientific,
cultural, economic and industrial progress and development.
Muslim women are the freest and most deserving of respect, the Majlis speaker said, underlining the need to accord Muslim women their true value.
The first International Conference on Women Rights and Responsibilities in the Islamic System kicked off here Saturday attended by scholars from 25 countries.
It was organized by the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought in cooperation with the Center for Women and Family Affairs and the Women Cultural and Social Council.
Scholars from Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Syria, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Thailand, Kosovo and Palestine participated in the twe-day [sic] confab.