(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The Women European Council of the Followers of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) held its first meeting on May 6 at the Islamic Center of Hamburg.
The program was attended by more than 100 Muslim women from different European countries who are actively involved in dissemination of Ahl-ul-Bayt’s (AS) teachings.
Introduction of European Muslim women’s activities and formation of a specialized council to convey the message of Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) were the main objectives of the program.
It was addressed by Ayatollah Ramezani, imam and director of the Islamic Center of Hamburg, Hojat-ol-Islam Mousawi, deputy of the center, Ms. Rokni Abadi, head of the Office for Women and Children affiliated to Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) World Assembly, and Zahra Sadat Mousawi Payandeh, secretary of the meeting.
Ayatollah Ramezani in his speech highlighted the special status of women in Islam and the key role they play in family and in development of society.
The Islamic Centre Hamburg is one of the oldest Shia mosques and centers in Germany and Europe. Established in Hamburg, in northern Germany, in the late 1950s by a group of Iranian emigrants and business people, it rapidly developed into one of the leading Shia centers in the Western world.