Sheheen Dakht Molawrdi the adviser to Iranian president in women and family affairs addressed a ceremony where he said that sixty first century had made a great change in the history of mankind where women are equal role model.
She said that Ashoor can be analysed in many different scenario but unfortunately we neglect the role of women in it.
She said that Ashoor is alive because of female members of the movement. She added that Imam Hussain A.S. kept his sister along to keep his words alive. And lady Zainab best fulfilled this responsibility.
In view of this greatness of Hazrat Zainab (SA), it was the habit of Imam Husain (AS) to stand to his feet whenever she entered his presence. This was not merely brotherly regard but a confirmation of the sister’s exalted status in terms of piety and knowledge. The behaviour brought memories of the Prophet’s habit of standing up whenever his daughter Fatema Zahra (SA) would visit him. According to a narration, once when Imam Husain (AS) was reciting the Holy Qur’an and his sister Hazrat Zainab (SA) entered the house, he stood up out of respect for her. Perhaps this was meant to show the world not only the dignity reserved by Islam for virtuous women, but also the prime position of Hazrat Zainab (SA), who was second only to her peerless mother, Hazrat Fatema Zahra (SA). It would be repetitive to dwell on her role in Karbala and its aftermath, especially in the court of the tyrant Yazid, whose hypocrisy Hazrat Zainab (SA) unmasked through her eloquent sermon, just as her great mother had exposed the fallacy of the self-styled caliph in Medina on the usurpation of the political leadership of Imam Ali (AS). Alas, such a great lady, who held the first ever mourning assembly for Imam Husain (AS) in Damascus itself, by recounting to the people of Syria the blasphemy and brutality of the Omayyads against the Ahl al-Bayt, was martyred this day in a cruel manner.