Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Extracts from Imam Khomeini's Proclamation on the Occasion of International Quds
Quds Day is an international day and it does
not only pertain to Quds.
It is the day of the confrontation of the oppressed with the tyrants.
It is the day of the standing up of the nations which are under the pressure of
American and non-American injustice.
It is the day when the oppressed should be prepared to face arrogant powers and
to degrade them.
It is the day when the hypocrites should be distinguished from the [true]
adherents. Adherents consider this day as Quds Day and they fulfill what they
should, but hypocrites and those who are associated with the great powers behind
the scenes and are on friendship terms with Israel do not heed this day and they
prevent populations from demonstrating.
Quds Day is the day when the fate of
oppressed nations should be determined. The oppressed should manifest their
identities in the face of tyrants, just like the Iranian people degraded the
It is the day when they should rise, along with us, to save Jerusalem and our
Lebanese brethren from this oppression.
It is the day when we should liberate all the oppressed from the shackles of
It is the day when the Islamic society should reveal its identity and threaten
the great powers and their agents who have remained in Iran and in other
It is the day when we should warn the educated individuals who are on relation
terms under the scene with America and its agents.
In Quds Day, we should announce to all the
great powers that they should leave the oppressed alone and remain where they
Quds Day is the day of Islam and the day of
the revival of Islam. Islam should be revived and its regulations and laws
should be applied in all Islamic regions. Quds Day is the day when the great
powers should be warned that Islam will no longer lie under their power by their
Quds Day is the day of the revival of Islam
and Muslims should awaken and sense their economic and spiritual ability.
Muslims are one billion in number and they are graced with divine aid. Islam
protects them and faith shields them so what do they have to fear? We have risen
despite our small number in the face of our many enemies and the great powers,
and we have defeated them.
Governments all over the world should know that Islam will not be defeated and
that Islam and Quranic teachings will inevitably dominate all countries.
Islam is the religion of God and it must thrive in all Islamic regions.
Quds Day is the day of the announcement of
this matter. It is the day when Muslims are notified that they should go forward
and advance in all world regions.
Quds Day is not only the day of Palestine;
it is the day of Islam and the Islamic government. It is the day when the banner
of the Islamic Republic should flutter in all regions, and the day when we
announce to the great powers that they will not be able to advance in Islamic
I consider that Quds Day is the day of Islam and the
Day of the Most Noble Messenger (peace be upon him and his Household).
In Quds Day, Truth is distinguished from