Sunni Friday Prayer Leader of Hanifeh Bojnourd demanded Muslims to take part in the annual Al-Quds Day demonstration in support of the Palestinian resistance.
Sunni Friday Prayer Leader of Hanifeh Bojnourd Haj Akhound Allah Yar Derakhshan in an exclusive interview with Taqrib News Agency (TNA) demanded Muslims to prepare so as to take part in the annual Al-Quds Day demonstration in support of the Palestinian resistance against the Zionist regime of Israel.
Haj Akhound Allah Yar Derakhshan declared that the liberation of Jerusalem is “a religious duty upon each Muslim”, stressing, “Presence of each Muslim in Al-Quds Day rally is an obligation shouldered by all in the World of Islam.”
Sunni Friday Prayer Leader of Hanifeh Bojnourd went on to add Iranian people would prove to the U.S and the region of Zionism that they would never stop backing and supporting their brothers in occupied Palestine.
“Falling silent against inhumane events occurring in Palestine is not acceptable and allowed in Sharia,” said the Sunni scholar calling on Muslims and freedom seekers to use various strategies for countering the tyrant regime and its allied in the region.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Sunni Friday Prayer Leader of Hanifeh Bojnourd underscored, “enemies and on top the U.S are always after parting Muslims in the World of Islam, through various pretenses they seek to plunder Muslims’ riches; given that we should know our enemies and the objective they seek to forward.”
Haj Akhound Allah Yar Derakhshan went on to point out, “safeguarding unity and rapprochement among Muslims is a key to fulfill the foresaid objectives.” The religious cleric invited Muslims all over the globe to observe the last Friday of Ramadan as Al-Quds Day, and to pledge support and solidarity to the people of Palestine and their legitimate rights. He nudged them to join hands and sever the hand of this usurper and its supporters.
Al Quds day was established by the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini, who mandated it be held on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramdhan every year to ensure the cause of Palestine would never be forgotten or downplayed. As well as focusing on Palestine on al Quds day, the march is acknowledged as a symbol for all oppressed people globally. As tensions in the region and around the world continue to rise, organisers will be hoping events like the Quds rally will be a source of unity for all.
Ramadan is the month of struggle (jehad e akbar). It is the month that granted Muslims a historic victory in the battle of Badr. It is the month in which Mecca was rid of idol worshipers (mushrikeen). So it seems appropriate that a day of this blessed month is dedicated to the struggle for liberation of Palestine and Al-Quds.
In Iran, millions of people march on the streets on this day every year to protest against Israeli occupation and aggression in East Jerusalem. Over the years, Quds Day has become an international public event. Massive rallies are taken out in Britain, Canada, Sweden, Russia, India, Pakistan, United States etc. Events are also held in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza Strip. Organisations like Hamas and the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine have publicly endorsed Quds Day ceremonies in Palestine.