After having read Persepolis for the past two weeks I have decided myself to do some research and analysis in the Islamic revolution in Iran and the establishment of the viel and it goals In the population.
To start off, the Islamic revolution is in many times referred to the surrounding event involving the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty under Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, “the king” as we read in Persepolis. As time went on, the Islamic republic gains itself to the land of Iran under the power of Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the revolution, supported by various Islamic organizations and Iranian student movements.
Demonstrations, also known as protests against the Shah commenced in October 1977, developing into a campaign of civil resistance that was religious based. Both man and women went out in the streets to fight for their beliefs and values. Between August and December 1978 strikes and demonstrations paralyzed the country. By time conflict and war started Shah left Iran for exile on January 16, 1979 as the last Persian monarch. Iran was voted by nationally to become an Islamic Republic on April 1, 1979, and to approve a new theory of a republic constitution , which in Khomeini became Supreme Leader of the country, in December 1979.
I also was very interested in what was the purpose of the establishment of the veil. There are a myriad of reasons why, but the easy, one sentence answer is, because they believe God has made it an obligation for women. In the Quran God tells the believing men and women to lower their gaze and to dress modestly. He (God) specifically addresses women when he asks them not to show off their embellishments, except that which is apparent, and draw their veils over their bodies. (Quran 24:30-31) In the other hand, We have read recently read in the last pages that the book states men were sexually attracted to a woman's hair, according to the book that is reasoning for this so persecuting act. From what I have inquired this act is used in a religious matter that follows their beliefs and values. Yet, I wonder why this is an obligation to all women who live in that area, there are many who contrary to this act, yet they are vulnerable so they hide themselves into the mists of shame and darkness. I wonder myself why are these womens compelled to use the veil against their mindsets.