Sheikh Mohsen Mojtahed Shabestari, in a meeting with educated women of Tabriz, stated: in Surah At-Tawbah, God has enumerated five characteristics of faithful people and some of them are same both for men and women.
He then added: in the current conditions with all of these enemy campaigns, not only should women try to improve themselves, but also must try to improve society.
He held that promoting virtue and preventing vice (Amr bilMaroofwaNahi 'anilMunkar) is a general responsibility and women must be more active in this regard.
He continued: women marched shoulder to shoulder in the days of Islamic Revolution, were active in Iran-Iraq war, and today must do their best to protect the government from enemies. Today, they must be more vigilant because the Arrogant Powers are campaigning much more strongly against Iran and cannot stand Iranian development.
He concluded by stressing on the fact that women must be more present in religious affairs like Friday Prayers.