Grand Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani criticized the current situation of Hijab in Iran.
“Its a social sin when people don’t wear good Hijab. Authorities and officials of the Islamic government are responsible for this huge sin. But it seems they don’t care about it that much. The survival of our Islamic government is up to Hijab. So this shows the importance of this divine duty.” Ayatollah Sobhani said on Tuesday in Qom.
“People and officials should not ignore Hijab issues. They should care about it as much as they can.” He added.
Hijab is required on women in public in Iran. However in Iran many women, especially younger ones, have taken to wearing transparent, colorful and very loosely worn Hijabs instead of Chadors or manteaus to protest but keep within the law of the state. Iran’s police have tightened the control of Hijab recently. Police usually arrest people who don’t have good Hijab.
Jafar Sobhani is a lecturer at Qom seminaries and a senior member of the high council of Qom Seminary. Sobhani believes that the media in an Islamic country must be tightly controlled by the administration and it is not necessary that the people get informed about news unless necessary. He said: “Lying is a big sin, but telling the truth is not a must.”