International Quds summit held at Imam Khomeini shrine

International Quds summit held at Imam Khomeini shrine

An international summit titled “al-Quds, as first Qibla” has been held at the holy mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in the Iranian capital, Tehran. The gathering was attended by intellectuals from seminaries and universities and political figures and activists.

Addressing the ceremony, Hojjat-al-Islam Mohammad Hassan Akhtari, the head of international Ashura foundation, said that several narrated traditions indicate that Islam has been a great supporter of the oppressed people.

So Islam has widely recommended for backing of oppressed and insisting on confronting the brutality.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Akhtari said, International Quds day, as an ideal of Imam Khomeini this year has been being or organized and held across 140 countries.

In presence at the summit was Sameh Youh, the representatives of Jewish community, who highlighted that the Jewish religion is an ancient and its originality goes back to four thousand years while the Zionist ideology which is founded on occupation and oppression is not older than a century.

He strongly condemned the acts of Israeli aggression across the occupied Palestinian territories and brutal acts by the Tel Aviv regime has raised concern among Muslims and no-Muslims throughout the entire world.

Nasir Abu Sharif, the representative of the Palestinian Jihad resistance group and Ibrahim al-Dailami, the Yemeni ambassador to Tehran also addressed the summit. They praised Imam Khomeini initiative of designing the last Friday from the holy blessed fasting month of Ramadan as an international Quds Day and emphasized the need to stand behind the Palestinian nation.  

he annual event is seen as an opportunity for freedom-seeking people across the world, regardless of faith, to voice their support for the Palestinian cause and vent their anger against the apartheid regime in Tel Aviv, which has occupied Palestinian territories since 1967.

The International Quds Day is among the legacies of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, who is revered as a spiritual leader by Muslims across the world. Back in 1979, shortly after leading an Islamic Revolution which toppled the US-backed Shah of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini named the last Friday of the fasting month of Ramadan the Quds Day.

Since the start of the holy month of Ramadan, the Israeli regime has imposed strict restrictions on the entry and exit of Palestinians to and from the gates of al-Aqsa Mosque. Amid heightened tensions with Palestinian worshipers, Israeli settlers also press ahead with their frequent incursions and provocative rituals at the holy site.

The resistance movements in Gaza and elsewhere have vowed to confront the Israeli regime on multiple fronts. 


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