Imam KhomeiniInternational Quds Day

If everyone shouted out on Quds Day, victory would be achieved

If on Quds Day, all the nations rise up and shout out, that foolish government will not be able to stop them. However, only a small number actually rise up. If on Quds Day all the people of the Islamic countries rise up and shout out, not only for Quds but for all the Islamic countries, they be victorious. Do you think we drove Muhammad Riza out with guns? We drove him out with our cries. With our cries and shouts of Allahu Akbar (God is Great). Their heads pounded with the cries of Allahu Akbar to such an extent, that they gave up and fled the country. The Muslims must shout out, they must not suppose that chanting slogans is useless. No, slogans are effective if everyone chants them. For me to shout out alone would achieve nothing, likewise the shouts of just one district or one city. You observe that the shouts which rise from Iran today are not confined to Tehran, Qum or Ahwaz. One time you see that the Revolutionary Guards give the command for all the people to go onto their rooftops on a certain night and shout Allahu Akbar, and all obey.

Imam’s remarks dated 9 August 1980 (18 Murdad 1359 AHS). Sahifa-yi Nur, Vol. 12, p. 282.

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