Marriage in our society should be like the marriage of Lady Fatima (s.a.). Marriage had become easy during the early years of the revolution and because of it; because people wanted less luxuries. Don’t let us return to the first place [after endeavours for resolving the problems]. Parents shouldn’t be too fastidious about unnecessary prerequisites of marriage; the youth are not fastidious. They should let Islamic marriage be done. Let the marriage of Muslim girls and young ladies who live in an Islamic environment be like the marriage of lady Fatima (s.a.).
Let the marriage of Muslim girls be like the marriage of Lady Fatima (a.s.): a marriage with a divine love bond and unique passion between the believing man and woman, with true empathy and compassion between the two—yet, free from any superfluous and hollow luxuries.This is the appropriate marriage of the Muslim woman. Then raising children, managing affairs of home, and of course dealing with all aspects of the society, religion, knowledge, and social and political activism are to follow. This is Islam.
Statements during a meeting with an important gathering of women; 1990-01-16