Speaking to IQNA, Nahida Haji Ava, a member of Georgia’s Muslim Women Society, said social media have great influence on people, especially teenagers and the youth, and that is why their potentials should be used to raise awareness among the youth about the importance of Hijab and other Islamic values.
Referring to the West’s cultural onslaught on Muslim societies and attempts to impose the Western culture on others, she said the Islamic culture, which is the best in the world, should be preserved and promoted.
“We should start it with the family, because the family is the most important part of the society,” she stated.
Haji Ava also highlighted the need for explaining about the life of Hazrat Zahra (SA) and Hazrat Zaynab (SA) and promoting their life as role models.
Asked whether Muslim women who wear Hijab face any problems in their social activities in Georgia, she said there are no obstacles on the path in their social activities
Haji Ava, who teaches Islamic theology, Fiqh, and Quran interpretation at the Al-Mustafa International University’s branch in Georgia, referred to the activities of Georgia’s Muslim Women Society, saying it was established eight years ago and operates under the supervision of the country’s Muslims Department.
Holding conferences, teaching Islamic lessons, holding Quranic and religious competitions and organizing various programs on religious occasions are among the activities of the society, she noted.
The society also cooperates and holds joint programs with other institutes in Georgia and with the Iman Institute, the Ahl-ul-Bayt (AS) World Assembly, and the branch of Al-Mustafa International University, she added.
Georgia is a predominantly Christian country in the Caucasus region.
Islam in Georgia was introduced in the early years after the advent of the religion. Currently, Muslims constitute approximately ten percent of the country’s population.