Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
Quds Day is the day for the weak and oppressed to confront the oppressors.
Quds Day is a day Muslims from all around the world show their support for
the oppressed Muslims of the world and in particular Palestine. Rallies are
held in every cities of the world.
Quds Day is an international day, it is not a day devoted to Quds alone. It
is the day for the weak and oppressed to confront the arrogant powers, the
day for those nations suffering under the pressure of Zionist oppression and
oppression by other powers to confront the superpowers; it is the day when
the oppressed should arm themselves against the oppressors and rub their
noses in the dirt; it is the day when the hypocrites will be distinguished
from the true believers. For the true believers acknowledge this day as Quds
Day and do what they must do. The hypocrites, however, those who are
secretly affiliated with the superpowers and are friends of Israel, are
either indifferent on this day or do not allow the people to hold
Quds Day is the day when the fate of the oppressed nations should be
The Zionistic movement, that uprooted the Palestinians from their land and
built a terrorist country on the remains, now feels threatened because one
billion Muslims do not vouchsafe its existence. The Zionists have good
reason to feel threatened as millions of Muslims prepare to liberate al-Quds.
Surely the sun will shine once again over the Muslim nation of Palestine.
Imam Khomeini (R.A.) the founder and the late leader of the Islamic Republic
of Iran has declared the last Friday of the month of Ramadan as 'Quds Day'.
Millions of Muslims march throughout the world on this day calling for the
freedom and the return of the Muslim nation of Palestine which is under the
oppression of Zionists.
OF INTERNATIONAL QUDS DAY
"I invite Muslims all over the globe to consecrate the last Friday of the
holy month of Ramadan as 'Quds Day' and to proclaim the international
solidarity of Muslims in support of the legitimate rights of the Muslim
people of Palestine."
Imam Khomeini (R.A.),
Ramadan 1399 AH (August 1979)
"For many years, I have been notifying the Muslims of the danger posed by
the usurper Israel which today has intensified its savage attacks against
the Palestinian brothers and sisters, and which, in the south of Lebanon in
particular, is continually bombing Palestinian homes in the hope of crushing
the Palestinian struggle. I ask all the Muslims of the world and the Muslim
governments to join together to sever the hand of this usurper and its
supporters. I call on all the Muslims of the world to select as Quds Day the
last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan - which is itself a determining
period and can also be the determiner of the Palestinian people’s fate - and
through a ceremony demonstrating the solidarity of Muslims world-wide,
announce their support for the legitimate rights of the Muslim people.
I ask God Almighty for the victory of the Muslims over the infidels. "
announcing Quds Day, dated 7 August 1979 (16 Murdad 1358 AHS). Sahifa-y
Nur, Vol. 8, p. 229.