Yemenis mark International Quds Day

Yemenis mark International Quds Day

People in war-torn Yemen have joined the Muslim community worldwide to mark International Quds Day.

People in war-torn Yemen have joined the Muslim community worldwide to mark International Quds Day.

They took to the streets of the capital Sana’a in their thousands to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause. 

Every year on the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, worldwide rallies are held to commemorate the Palestinian people’s resistance against Israel and their struggles to liberate their territories which have been occupied by Israel for decades. Millions of pro-Palestinian demonstrators, including Muslims and non-Muslims, take to the streets to denounce Israel’s atrocities against the people of Palestine. 

The plight of Palestinians, Israel’s atrocities and its decades-long occupation are once again came into focus globally as people around the world held annual rallies on the International Quds Day.

The rallies are usually held on the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan with pro-Palestinian groups from all faiths joining the demos.

The demonstrations have provided an important platform to voice solidarity with the Palestinian cause. The popular support for the struggle against Israel has been growing worldwide.

International Quds Day is seen as the legacy of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who is revered as a spiritual leader by Muslims across the world.

Quds Day is an Islamic day and an Islamic general mobilization day. I hope that this theme is a precursor to the formation of the “Party of the Oppressed” throughout the world.

And I hope that a party named “Party of the Oppressed” comes into being throughout the world and all the oppressed have a say in this party; and the problems that are present in the path of the oppressed are removed; and they rise up against the oppressors and the plunderers of both the East and the West; and no longer permit the oppressors to oppress the downtrodden of the world; and the call of Islam and the promise of Islam which is the rule of the oppressed over the oppressors  and “inheritance of the earth” that is for the oppressed, be realized.

Until now, the oppressed were disunited and with disunity, nothing can be achieved. Now that a specimen of the bond of the oppressed has been realized in a Muslim homeland, this specimen must be realized at a more extensive level throughout the strata of human beings in history; and by the name of “Party of the Oppressed” which is the same as Hizbullah [Party of God], and which is in agreement with the will of God, the Blessed and Exalted, the oppressed must become the inheritors of the earth.

(Sahifeh- ye Imam, Vol 9, page 255)  

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