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Quds Day in the View of Imam Khomeini

The International Day of Quds is commemorated throughout the world since 1979 on the call of Imam Khomeini [ra] after the success of Islamic Revolution in Iran.

What follows is a PowerPoint Slide Show which presents selections of Imam Khomeini’s [ra]” speeches, messages and writing about al-Quds Day.

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Imam Khomeini sayings about Palestine and Quds:

  • Jerusalem is the first Kiblah of Muslims and it belongs to them.
  • All must know that the superpowers aim in creating Israel does not end in the occupation of Palestine. They plan, Heaven forbid, to extend the fate of Palestine to all Arab countries.
  • Do not the authorities of the nation see or know that diplomatic talks with history’s criminal and powerful politicians cannot save Lebanon, Palestine or Quds and the number of crimes and oppressions increases daily.
  • We are on the side of the oppressed which-ever pole they may be in. Palestinians are oppressed by the Israelites, therefore we side with them.
  • We fully support our Palestinian brothers and those of southern Lebanon in their fights against the usurper Israel.
  • Neither the Iranian Muslim nation, nor any other Muslims and, as a matter of fact, no open-minded individual, will recognize Israel. We shall always support our Arab and Palestinian brothers.
  • We must all rise, destroy Israel and replace it with the heroic Palestinian nation.
  • The Quds Day which is coincidental with the Night of Destiny (Lailatul-Qadr) must be revived among the Muslims and be the starting point of their awakening and awareness.
  • Muslims of the world should regard the Quds Day as All-Muslims Day or the oppressed People’s Day.
  • It is the intonation of Allah-o-Akbar, the cry of our nation, that disappointed the Shah in Iran and the usurpers in Palestine. Essentially, it is the duty of all Muslims to liberate the Quds and remove this nucleus of evil from Islamic lands.
  • The issue of Quds is not a private or personal issue. It is not the exclusive problem of one country nor a present-day problem of all Muslims. Rather, it is a phenomenon concerning the monotheists and faithful people of all ages-past, present and future.
  • Quds belongs to the Muslims and must be returned to them.
  • The Quds Day is the Day of Islam.
  • The Quds Day is a day in which the destinies of the oppressed nations must to determined.
  • The Quds Day is a universal day. It is not an exclusive day for Quds itself. It is a day for the oppressed to rise and stand up against the arrogant.
  • The Quds Day is a day in which Islam is to be revived.
  • The Quds Day is Islam’s Live Day!
  • The Quds Day which fall on the last days of the God’s Great Month (Ramadan) is a proper day on which all Muslims be freed from the bondage of the Big Satan (Great Devil, USA) and other superpowers and join the Infinite Might of God.


  • I regard supporting the plan for independence of Israel and its recognition a tragedy for the Muslims and an explosion for the Islamic governments.
  • The usurper state of Israel with the aims it has pose great danger to Islam and the Islamic states.
  • Brothers and sisters must know that America and Israel are enemies to the fundamentals of Islam.
  • The foolish idea of greater Israel makes them commit any crime.
  • Let brotherly Arab nations and the Palestinian and Lebanese brothers know that all their miseries are caused by America and Israel.
  • Regarding Israel, certainly we shall not help an illegitimate, usurper government which is trespassing the rights of the Muslims and is an enemy of Islam.
  • Islam and the Muslims and all international standards regard Israel as a usurper and aggressor and we do not approve the least negligence in terminating its aggressions.
  • I have often said and you have heard me say that Israel will not settle for these agreements for it regards the Arab domination over territories from the Nile to the Euphrates as usurpation.
  • Israel must be eradicated from the page of history.
  • It is incumbent on every Muslim to arm himself against Israel.
  • Those who support Israel must realize they are nurturing a pit viper up their sleeves.
  • Do not support Israel, this enemy of Islam and Arabs for this listless viper will have no mercy on you, young or old if it gets within your reach.
  • It is necessary that all freedom-loving peoples of the world unite with the Muslims and together condemn the inhuman aggressions of Israel.
  • Iran has been and is the diehard enemy of Israel.
  • We shall reject Israel and shall have no relations with it for it is a usurper state and is our enemy.
  • I announce to all Islamic states and Muslims of the world, wherever they are, that the dear Shiite nation hates Israel and its agents and is disgusted with and hates the states that compromise with Israel.
  • We shall not have relations with Israel as it is a usurper state and is warring against Muslims.
  • We shall oppose Israel for it has usurped the rights of Arab peoples.
  • Israel is warring against Muslims, and usurps the lands of our brothers, we shall not give it any oil.
  • Israel is rejected by us, we shall never give it oil nor ever recognize it.
  • The criminal hands of the world arrogant states will not be severed off the Islamic lands unless Muslim nations and oppressed peoples rise against them and their offsprings especially Israel.
  • Israel is a usurper and must leave Palestine soon and the way to it is that Palestinian brothers uproot this core of corruption and colonialization from the region so that peace may return to the area.
  • It is a duty of the proud nation of Iran to harness the interests of America and Israel in Iran and invade them.
  • It is necessary for oil producing Islamic countries to use the oil and other things available to them as weapons against Israel and the colonisers.
  • It is incumbent on all Muslims especially Muslim countries to do away with this core of corruption any way possible.
  • This degenerative tumour that has, with backing of major powers, been planted in the heart of Islamic states and whose roots daily threaten the Islamic lands must be removed with help and effort of Islamic states and the great nations of Islam

source: imam-khomeini.com

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