A house, although a little place, is a precious blessing.
It is a shelter for the man who takes refuge in it after the work. It is
a place for seeking comfort in even after being on a holiday, one finds
rest in one's home. No where is like home and nowhere can one find peace
as one would in one's home. It is a place of friendship, love, sincerity,
comfort, rest, and a place where men and women of good virtue are educated
and trained. It is a workshop to train mankind and a place to educate and
bring up children. It is a little society from which greater societies
It is responsible for the advancement as well as the
decline of the larger society. The small family environment. although a
part of a greater society, enjoys an internal independence, and that is
why correcting a nation must start by improving the family. The responsibilities
of education, training, and running of this sensitive social base lies
with the women. Therefore women, through their deeds and behaviour towards
their family, can determine the deterioration or progress of a nation.
Thus, the job of a housewife is sensitive, respectable and revered.
Those who underestimate the family unit and are ashamed
with this job, are in fact ignorant of its values.
A housewife should be proud of her position. She is
holding a position of honour and sacrifice for the good of society.
The educated women have a greater responsibility in
this job, and thus should be models to others. They should practically
prove that being educated does not contradict the position of being a housewife,
but that it also helps in being a better housewife.
The educated woman should manage the family life in
the best possible manner. She should be proud of housekeeping and should
prove that an educated housewife is much better than an uneducated one.
It is not proper for her to abandon housework on the
pretext of being educated. Education is not meant to shirk one's responsibilities,
but it should help one perform his responsibilities better.
"A man, married to a high-school passed girl, said
in the court: 'My wife refuses to do any housework. Every time I protested
she said that housekeeping was not meant for an educated woman. She is
not prepared to change and even asks me to divorce her, and marry a maid
instead! Two nights ago I invited my wife's relatives and friends for dinner.
At dinner time I spread the table cloth and placed my wife's framed certificate
of high school in the middle. I then told everyone to observe the dinner
that my wife prepares for me every night'."
Now let us read the opinion of a few educated women
about being a housewife:
"Mrs F. N. Shamirani, a graduate, said: 'A housewife
should be an expert in dealing with the household affairs, a good companion
for her husband, a good mother to her children and a good hostess to the
"Dr Mrs Fasihi, pediatrician, said: 'I believe that
a genuine housewife is one who is not engaged in office work, because office
jobs in our country lack the necessary facilities regarding nutritional
needs and nurseries. A woman in an office is always worried about her children
or her husband's food'."
"Mrs S. Yakita, Technical Superintendent of the Faculty
of Medicine, said: 'A housewife should be able to create a clean and attractive
house with the least possible budget. She should share the happy and sad
time with her husband. She must not ignore her husband's mental and social
"Mrs I. Naimi said: ' A housewife is one who minimizes her unnecessary recreations and who would try to improve the affairs of the house. She must also be able to regulate the income with spending'."
 Ittela'at, 3rd Azar, 1350 Solar Hijri.
Ittela'at, 28th Farwardin, 1351 Solar Hijri.