If on Quds Day, all the nations would rise up and shout out, that foolish
government would not be able to stop them. However, only a small number actually
rise up. If on Quds Day all the people of the Islamic countries would rise up
and shout out, not only for Quds but for all the Islamic countries, they would
be victorious. Do you think we drove Muhammad Riza out with guns? We drove him
out with our cries. With our cries and shouts of Allahu Akbar (God is the
Greater). Their heads pounded with the cries of Allahu Akbar to such an extent,
that they gave up and fled the country. The Muslims must shout out, they must
not suppose that chanting slogans is useless. No, slogans are effective if
everyone chants them. For me to shout out alone would achieve nothing, likewise
the shouts of just one district or one city. You observe that the shouts which
rise from Iran today are not confined to Tehran, Qum or Ahwaz. One time you see
that the Revolutionary Guards give the command for all the people to go onto
their rooftops on a certain night and shout Allahu Akbar, and all obey.
* Imams remarks
dated 9 August 1980 (18 Murdad 1359 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 12, p. 282.