23 Jul 2014
26th Ramadhan-ul-Mubaarak /Jumat-ul-Wida :The Significance of Quds Day
Imam-e-Raahil ,Imam Khomeini (R.A), the founder of the Islamic Revolution declared the last Friday of the Holy month of Ramadhan-ul- Mubarak as international Quds Day for the liberation of Palestinian people and the palestinian lands housing some of the most sacred religious sites including the Qibla-e-Awwal of muslims from the clutches of Zionism.
By this unprecedented declaration, the great leader re-vitalized the issue of Palestine once again that was lying dormant since long ever since the occupation was formalised in 1948 .
The muslims of the world after experiencing repeated defeats militarily, culturally as well as ideologically at the hands of enemies of Islam, they had begun to shy away from even thinking that they could ever be able to teach a befitting lesson to their enemies particularly the cruel Zionist entity Israel.
Such was the glooming situation of defeat and frustration in which the Muslim Ummah was caught precariously. The relentless aggression and invasion of the muslim lands by arrogant powers moved every heart and robbed the muslims all over the world of their tranquillity and peace of mind. There was anger and anguish all around particularly in the unfortunate backdrop of the humiliating dismemberment of eastern wing of Pakistan in 1971 by India.
However, in this scenario declaring the Jummat ul widah i.e last friday of the Holy month as the Quds Day was a tremendous step taken by Imam-e-Raahil Imam Khomeini to bring hope to the muslims amid their acute hopelessness.
The oppressed Palestinians took no time to understand the message of this wonderful declaration. After the success of the Islamic Revolution in Iran Imam Khomeini urged the muslim masses and rulers that the freedom of Palestine their main obsession.
Imam also described the Quds Day as a day among divine days. His divine leadership was bold enough to call Israel a cancerous tumour stressing the need to wipe it out from the world map as immediatey as possible.
In his divine opinion there is no hope of justice and peace with the illegitimate existence of Zionist regime. It is a matter of fact that Israel is symbol of barbarism, cruelty, injustice and oppression ,in the words of Imam Musa Sadr : " Israel is Shar-e-Mutlaq". [i.e goodness is not probable to be expected from her]
Obeying Imam Khomeini muslims all over the world commemorate the Quds Day with zeal and fervor.
On Imam`s call muslims began to gather on roads and express their solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians all over the globe. Not just the muslims but all the freedom-loving and free thinking people, realizing the higher magnitude of the Palestine problem supported the stance of Imam Khomeini.
At the time when Imam Khomeini had attached the high importance to Palestinian issue was understandable its depth for very people. But today the Imam`s hatred against Israel is well understood.
For last two weeks the oppressed Palestinians are being indiscriminately bombarded by Israel . Mostly, innocent children and women are the main victims of the Israeli air strikes. More than seven hundred civilians including mainly children and women embraced martyrdom and nearly five thousand palestinians are injured. Sites bombed include hospitals ,masjids and civilian areas in a blatant violation of international rules . Even the dis-proportionate use of force by the cancerous entity on palestinian children which include cancer inducing chemical and phosphorus weapons could not break down the resolve of the Palestinian resistance which is steadfast.
The recent harrowing situation proves that Imam`s declaration of the Juuma-tu-wida as a global Quds Day was a perfect decision.
The recent barbarism of Zionist regime against the oppressed Palestinians also shows the importance of the Imam`s statement that was given 35 years before: Israel must be wiped off the world map as it is cancerous tumor. The world must know that the time is not too distant when this statement of Imam will appear as a reality.