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Encyclopedia > International Day of Quds
Israeli flags burn during Al-Quds Day in Tehran, 2005
Israeli flags burn during Al-Quds Day in Tehran, 2005

International Day of Quds (Persian: روز جهانی قدس), also known as Al-Quds Day, is an annual occasion to commemorate the perceived occupation of Quds (Jerusalem) by Israel. Anti-Israel demonstrations are held on this day in some Muslim countries or by Muslim or Arab communities around the world, but especially in Iran, where the occasion was first suggested. It is held each Islamic year on the last Friday in Ramadan, but to avoid possible differences in the ending day of Ramadan, if the last day of Ramadan is considered to be Friday by some Muslims and Thursday by some others, it is held on the previous Friday. Image File history File linksMetadata Al-Quds_Day_flag_burning. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Al-Quds_Day_flag_burning. ... Tehran (IPA: ; Persian: تهران, also transliterated as Teheran or Tehrān), population 7,160,094 (metropolitan: 14,000,000[citation needed]), and a land area of 658 square kilometers, is the capital city of Iran and the center of Tehran Province. ... Persian is an Indo-European language spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Southern Russia, neighboring countries, and elsewhere. ... Jerusalem (Hebrew:  , Yerushaláyim or Yerushalaim; Arabic:  , al-Quds (the Holy); official Arabic in Israel: أورشليم القدس, Urshalim-al-Quds (combining the Hebrew Bible and common usage Arabic names) is the capital and largest city of the State of Israel with a population of 724,000 (as of May 24, 2006[1... The Islamic calendar or Muslim calendar is the calendar used to date events in predominately Muslim countries, and used by Muslims everywhere to determine the proper day on which to celebrate Muslim holy days. ... Ramadan (in Arabic: رمضان, Ramadhan) – or Ramzan in several countries – is the ninth month of the Islamic (Hijri) calendar, established in the year 638. ...




The parade for liberation of Quds and Palestine is originated from Iran after Islamic revolution of Iran. The observance was suggested by Ayatollah Khomeini, the late Supreme Leader of Iran in August 1979. He quoted Jerusalem (Modern Hebrew: יְרוּשָׁלַיִם Yerushaláyim, Biblical and trad. ... Palestine (from Latin: ; Hebrew: Pleshet, פלשתינה Palestina; Arabic: ‎ FilastÄ«n, FalastÄ«n) is one of several names for the geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Jordan River with various adjoining lands. ... Protestors take to the street in support of Ayatollah Khomeini. ... Ayatollah Khomeini founded the first modern Islamic republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ruhollah Khomeini (آیت‌الله روح‌الله خمینی in Persian) (May 17, 1900 – June 3, 1989) was an Iranian Shia cleric and the political... The post of Supreme Leader (Persian: ولی فقیه or رهبر, Rahbar, literally leader) was created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the highest ranking political authority of the nation (see Guardianship of the jurists (doctrine)). Other Persian terms include the Valiye-Faqih (sometimes shortened to Faqih) or the Jurisprudent...

"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." "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.[1] "

During the late years it spreads among Muslim and Non-Muslim countries even the U.S.[2] Nowadays It isn't be limited to Arabs or Muslims but some non-Muslims participate in it and also Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews joined a pro-Palestinian rally .[3] Members of the Neturei Karta protesting against Zionism. ...


See also

  • Iran-Israel relations
  • Jerusalem Day in Israel (This "Quds" Day has a very different meaning in Israel.)

Relations between Iran and Israel have alternated from close political alliances between the two states during the era of the Pahlavi dynasty to hostility following the rise to power of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. ... Jerusalem Day 2004 at the Western_Wall Jerusalem Day - Yom Yerushalayim (Hebrew: *יום ירושלים - כח באייר) is an annual Israeli national holiday celebrated on Iyar 28. ...


  1. ^ Imam Khomeini’s message announcing Quds Day, dated 7 August 1979 (16 Murdad 1358 AHS). Sahifa-y Nur, Vol. 8, p. 229.
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  • ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL QUDS DAY by Ayatollah Khomeini’s message dated 16 July 1982 (25 Tir 1361 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 16, pp. 226-227.
  • Jihad and jingoism on Iran's streets Guardian Unlimited on Quds Day demonstrations,
  • Al-Quds International Day 2003
  • Imam Khamenei's Remarks on Al-Quds International Day 2003
  • Al-Quds International Day 2005
  • When is Quds Day?

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