Ayatollah Makarem urges Muslims to participate in Quds rallies

Qom, June 29, IRNA – Senior cleric Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi said that Muslims should fulfill their religious duties by participating in Quds Day demonstrations.

Speaking in a ceremony held on the occasion of 23rd day of Ramadan, He reiterated that Quds Day is a day when Muslims come into streets to show loyalty to Quds as the Muslims first Qibla and to express hatred toward usurpers and their supporters.

The International Quds Day is an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramazan, initiated by the late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini in 1979 as a way to express solidarity with the Palestinians and underscore importance of the holy Quds to Muslims. It is also a chance to show Muslims hatred towards atrocities of the Zionist regime against the Palestinian nation. This year, Quds Day is on Friday July 1.