Al-Quds

International Day of al-Quds is an annual event, supporting a just peace for Palestine, and opposing Apartheid Israel’s control of Jerusalem (al-Quds in Arabic: القـُدْس), the international city that stands as a powerful symbol to three of the world’s great religious traditions.  Pro-justice and anti-Zionist Apartheid demonstrations are held on this day in most Muslim and Arab countries and by Muslim and non-Muslim communities around the world, including the United States.  It is held each year on the last Friday of the Muslim month of Ramadhan.  The Day of al-Quds is also an opportunity to stand on the side of the oppressed worldwide, not just in the Holy Land.  Jerusalem Day is not an Islamic religious event but rather a human rights event open to both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

International Quds Day is an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan that was initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express solidarity with the Palestinian people and to oppose Zionism and Israel's control of Jerusalem.                           

Al-Quds Day is an Arabic word for Jerusalem and its environs, the Holy Land. Yawm al-Quds or al-Quds Day is a day of solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people in their struggle against the Zionist-Apartheid system of Israel. Al-Quds Day also extends beyond Palestine to support all oppressed people in their struggles across the world. All over the world seminars, rallies and marches are held on this day, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan in order to pledge solidarity with those seeking peace through justice.

Muslims across the world will be taking to the streets on Friday to protest against the atrocities and crimes committed by the Zionist regime of Israel against the innocent people of Gaza. 

This year’s ceremony coincides with Israel’s military assault on Gaza, which has killed more than 660 people, nearly a fifth of them children. 

 Commemorative demonstrations to mark the International Quds Day will be held in 80 countries, head of the Intifada (Uprising) and Quds Center announced on the same day.

“The Quds Day is a universal day. It is not an exclusive day for Quds itself. It is a day for the oppressed to rise and stand up against the arrogant.” -  Imam Khomeini

An annual anti-Zionist day of protest was first suggested by Ebrahim Yazdi, the first foreign minister of Islamic Republic of Iran, to the leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Khomeini coopted Yazdi's idea, and on August 7, 1979, he declared the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan each year as Quds Day, in which Muslims worldwide would unite in solidarity against Israel and in support of the Palestinians. Khomeini declared the liberation of Jerusalem a religious duty to all Muslims. That day, he stated:

“I invite Muslims all over the globe to consecrate the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as Al-Quds Day and to proclaim the international solidarity of Muslims in support of the legitimate rights of the Muslim people of Palestine. 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 Al-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.-Ayatollah Khomeini

Therefore anybody who is against Zionist regardless of your religion, tribe, culture, race etc should come out and support the innocent people who are oppressed, denied their right and also destroying their future. Remember if today this is happening to them, we don’t know what tomorrow will. But by putting our hands together and stand against Zionist is the only way to help the oppressed people where ever they are.