Hundreds of people on Friday expressed their support and solidarity for the Palestinian people and their struggle against the oppressive powers, to mark the World Qods Day.
Under the banner of Islamic Ahlulbayt Fondation of Auckland in New Zealand the concerned people gathered at Husainiya Hall, while condemning the Israeli Regime’s atrocities against the innocent people of Palestine expressed their anguish over the illegal occupation of Masjid Al-Aqsa by Israel.
They urged that Muslims across the globe should follow the guidelines of Imam Khomeini (R.A.), the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and leader of the Islamic Revolution to remove Zionists’ illegal occupation of Masjid Al-Aqsa, said a release issued by Islamic Ahlulbayt Fondation.
Hujjatulislam Kakaei, while addressing the gathering, stressed on the importance of commemorating the World Qods Day and talked about how Ruhuallah Ayatollah Khomeni (RA) invited all muslim people to observe last Friday of Ramadhan as the World Qods Day and show their unity, support and solidarity for Palestinian cause.
“The Quds issue is not only a Palestinian issue; it is a global issue. He insisted that all Muslims should support the innocent Palestinian nation and foster unity among themselves for the liberation of Palestine and take back Qods from the hands of the Zionist tyrants’, added Kakaei.
Agha Saeid Bassam Tabar and Abdul Momin, Chairman Islamic Council 0f New Zealand (ICONZ) also shared their thoughts over the Zionist’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land.
They pointed out that it was high time that Muslims got united, sank their petty differences, and identified their enemies under the garb of friends.
‘Failing with, US will succeed in plan to make Zionist Regime master of the world and to exterminate Palestinian nation and not only Palestinian nation but all Muslim states will fall prey of US plots,’ they warned.
Expressing concern over the desperate situation in Palestine, Syed Altamash Askari, an Indian Shia based in Auckland and member of the Islamic Ahlulbayt Fondation called Zionist Regime to abide by international law and withdraw from all of the Occupied Territories.
He said that the Support of World Muslims for the Palestinian people would be the only solution to liberate Palestine and Bait-ul-Moqaddas from the clutches of Zionist regime.
“The International Qods Day (last Friday of the Holy month of Ramadhan) has received importance all over the world as it is associated with the liberation of Bait-ul-Moqaddas, the place from where Holy Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) ascended to the heavens”, Altamash added.
Meanwhile, Addressing the gathering. Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to New Zealand, Rahmani shared his thoughts in the closing note of the program and thanked concerned people on behalf of Iranian Embassy in New Zealand for participating in the program and showing their support for the Palestinian cause.
Large gathering of eminent personalities also attended the program.
The last Friday of the Muslim fasting month of Ramazan is observed all over the world as the World Qods Day.
On this day, Muslims around the globe hold demonstrations to denunciate atrocities of Zionist regime against Palestinians and the Zionist’s illegal occupation of the Beit-ul-Moqaddas.