"The presence of sports women and girls who respect
Hijab in international arenas is an extraordinary,
highly important and valuable action," Ayatollah
Khamenei said in a meeting with Iranian athletes
in Tehran on Monday.
The leader further lamented the growing number
of threats posed to Muslim women in Europe,
and said "Under such conditions, when a Muslim
Iranian woman who is wearing Hijab becomes a
champion and makes everyone to bow to
her, a great thing has been done," he added.
"All people should appreciate the sportswomen
who show up in international sports arenas with
Hijab, grace and poise," Ayatollah Khamenei
Ayatollah Khamenei has always lauded the efforts
made by Iranian and Muslim women throughout the
history to safeguard the logical and religious values
of their societies.
"Iranian women protect their families and play
significant roles in political and social events,"
Ayatollah Khamenei said in a message to the
Congress on 7,000 Women Martyrs of
wartime earlier this month.
The Supreme Leader also said that role and status
of Muslim women throughout history are very prominent.
Some pics of inspiring Iranian female athletes