In Iran Al-Quds Day rallies are held in every major city. A short 2 minute video below shows the rally this year in Tehran:
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On the occasion of International Quds Day Russian Muslims gathered in the Moscow Juma' Mosque to commemorate Quds Day and declare their solidarity with Palestinian people. A Quds Day seminar "Palestine, Peace and Solidarity" was organised by the Russian Muslim Religious Office (Mufti council), the Palestine Cultural Center in Moscow, and Iran's Cultural Attache in Moscow. The participants condemned the Zionist regimes crimes against Palestine and called for unity among Muslims in the world to settle the Quds problem.
A Turkish woman, with a portrait of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in the background, chants Islamic slogans during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, to mark the Al-Quds Day or Jerusalem Day. Quds Day, an annual occasion held on the last Friday of Ramadan to commemorate the occupation of Jerusalem by Israel, was an observance suggested by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)
A Turkish girl holds a portrait of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, to mark the Al-Quds or Jerusalem Day. Quds Day, an annual occasion held on the last Friday of Ramadan to commemorate the occupation of Jerusalem by Israel, was an observance suggested by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)
A Turkish protester sets fire to makeshift U.S. and Israeli flags as others wave Palestinian flags in the background during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, to mark the Al-Quds or Jerusalem Day. Quds Day, an annual occasion held on the last Friday of Ramadan to commemorate the occupation of Jerusalem by Israel, was an observance suggested by Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)
Protesters chant slogans holding portraits of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and Hamas founder late Sheikh Ahmad Yassin (L) and Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi (R) to commemorate the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day during a demonstration in Istanbul October 20, 2006. REUTERS/Ahmet Ada (TURKEY)
Local Belgians, Palestinians, Moroccans, Lebanese and Arabs from other countries held a gathering in front of the Brussels Stock exchange Friday afternoon to express solidarity with the suffering nation of Palestine.
"We have gathered here to show our support to the struggle of he Palestinian people today the last Friday of Ramadan which has been declared as the international day of Quds," one participant told IRNA The protestors condemned Israeli atrocities and called for the liberation of Palestine.
"Bush, Israel are assassins. Freedom to Palestine. Long live Palestine'' they shouted. Some also held flags of Hizbollah and chanted slogans in favour of Nasrollah , Hizbollah's leader in Lebanon.
Despite israeli threats of attack, the lebanese marked Al-Quds Day by boldly marching right up to the israeli border.
Hezbollah supporters wave Hezbollah flags during a rally to mark 'Al-Quds Day,' Jerusalem Day, next to the Fatima Gate bordering Lebanon and Israel, in the southern town of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Friday, Oct. 20, 2006. In 1981, the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan as 'Al-Quds Day,' a day of protest to show the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims. Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam after the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Lebanese Hezbollah supporters carry a poster of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during a demonstration to mark Jerusalem Day along the border with Israel in the village of Kfar Kila, southern Lebanon, October 20, 2006. REUTERS/ Karamallah Daher (LEBANON)
A Lebanese soldier stands guard as a Hezbollah supporter holds a poster showing late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during a rally to mark 'Al-Quds Day,' Jerusalem Day, next to the Fatima Gate bordering Lebanon and Israel, in the southern town of Kfar Kila, Friday, Oct. 20, 2006.
Hezbollah supporters carry placards during a rally to mark 'Al-Quds Day,' Jerusalem Day, next to the Fatima Gate, unseen, bordering Lebanon and Israel, in the southern town of Kfar Kila, Friday, Oct. 20, 2006. In 1981, the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan as 'Al-Quds Day,' a day of protest to show the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims. Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam after the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina. Arabic writing on placards reads 'Coming' 'Resisting' Steadfast.' (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)
Members of Palestinian militant group Ansar Allah take part in a parade to mark Jerusalem Day in Ain al-Hilweh refugees camp, near the port-city of Sidon in south Lebanon October 20, 2006. At right is a poster of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho (LEBANON)
Hundreds of Muslims on Saturday 21st October marched peacefully through the streets of Berlin to mark the annual World Quds Day, condemning Israeli crimes in Palestine, IRNA reported.
Demonstrators -- among them Turks, Arabs, Germans, Iranians and Afghans -- were joined in the rally by Muslim religious leaders as well as a leading anti-Zionist Jewish Rabbi, Moishe Arye Friedmann.
Quds Day marchers expressed deep solidarity with the oppressed Palestinian people, while calling on Israel to withdraw from Jerusalem.
The crowd urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to stop her die-hard support for the illegal Jewish state and cease German arms exports to Israel. Protestors called also for a 'boycott of Israeli goods'.
Addressing the people at the end of the rally, Rabbi Friedmann who heads the anti-Zionist orthodox Jewish community in Vienna, voiced 'solidarity with Muslims in their struggle against the Zionist regime'.
"Relying on the power of God, we reject Zionism and Israel. We condemn the policies of this (Israeli) government against Palestinians," Friedman said. "Zionists are trying to destroy the identity of the Jewish nation by transforming it into a nationalist movement," he added. Friedmann accused the Zionist regime of trying 'to wipe out the Palestinian nation'.
Thousands of people in many cities across Pakistan staged rallies to mark Quds Day on Friday, condemning the Zionist regime and the United States and demanding the Jewish state end its occupation of Muslim territories.
The biggest rally, held in the port city of Karachi, was organized by the Imamia Students Organization, a students group. Several thousand people protested in Islamabad, chanting slogans against America and the Zionist regime and burning US and Israeli flags.
Pakistani protesters carry a Palestinian flag with a Hezbollah flag at rally to mark the al-Quds Day or Jerusalem Day in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Oct 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)
A Pakistani girl holds a poster of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during a rally to commemorate the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Karachi October 20, 2006. REUTERS/Zahid Hussein (PAKISTAN)
A Pakistani woman wearing a head band reading 'Here I am Nasrullah', referring to the Hezbollah leader, marches in Karachi, Pakistan on the day of al-Quds or Jerusalem Day in Karachi, Friday, Oct 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil).
Havana, the Cuban capital held a large ceremony to demonstrate the unity of the Cubans with oppressed Palestinians. The ceremony was initiated in the Islamic Republic of Iran's embassy in Havana.
As well as ordinary Cubans, numerous Cuban academics as well as party and government officials including Cuba's deputy foreign minister for Middle East and North Africa affairs Marcus Rodriguez attended the ceremony.
Palestine's ambassador to Cuba and some Cuban Muslims leaders delivered speeches calling the late Imam Khomeini's initiative to designate International Quds Day on the last Friday of Ramadan as crucial for the region and Islamic world.
They studied the importance of the day from its religious, political, social and humanistic aspects. Lecturers also severely criticized the Zionist regime's aggressive nature and lashed out at the West's double standards on human rights.
Participants in International Quds Day program in Cuba condemned the aggression against Lebanon by Israeli forces and said the Zionist regime's policy is based on warmongering ambitions.
Despite the callous targeting of religious processions by takfiri and baathist terrorists, Iraqis still come out in force in all the major cities on Al-Quds Day to show their support for Palestine.
Iraqi women hold up posters of the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini and Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, right, in Basra Friday Oct. 20 as they marked Quds Day (Jerusalem Day).(AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
Iraqi Shiites carry posters of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah as they commemorate the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) day in Najaf.(AFP/Qassem Zein)
A woman holds a poster showing Shi'ite Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini and Palestinian protesters, during a rally to commemorate the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day and to show support for the Palestinians, in Basra, 550 km (340 miles) south of Baghdad, October 20, 2006. REUTERS/Atef Hassan (IRAQ).
In Belgrade, a group of Muslims participated in Belgrade's only mosque to commemorate International Quds Day.
Friday prayers leader of the Belgrade Mosque Muhammad Youssef Spahic in his sermon talked about the importance of the Quds day in supporting the oppressed people of the Palestine.
Serbia currently has 600,000 Muslims, who mostly live in the southern part of the country.
Nigeria has a reputation of hosting some of the largest Al-Quds Day demonstrations in the world, on occassion exceeding 1 million people. The following are photos from the Quds Day demonstration held in Kanuda on 20th October 2006. The rally was addressed by Ma'alim Abdulhamid Bello, his speech is reproduced below:
OUR MISSION ON QUDS DAY
In the name of Allah the Beneficent the merciful.
Today being 25th of Ramadan is the last Friday of the holy month, and as designated by Imam Khomain of bless memory, is the International Quds Day in which we come out en masse commemorating the flight of Muslims in Palestine and the oppressed globally.
As we’ve been stating over the years, the importance of this day can not be over emphasized. It is a day set aside for reminding the world the significance of the holy Al-aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and it’s desecration perpetrated by the Zionists usurpers for decades, by staging peaceful marches, making speeches and distributing releases. We’re doing exactly the same as enjoined by our revered Leader Sheikh Ibraheem Yaqoub Zakzaky.
The importance of Al-aqsa mosque is a known fact to every muslim since the holy Qur’an made mention of it in Suratul Isra’i. Historical texts and the ahadith of the Prophet are full of numerous indications that it is the first alqibla of the muslims and other virtues associated with the holy mosque. It is not an overstatement to say that Al-aqsa mosque and its city – Jerusalem is a central pivot to Islam that Allah (T) has chosen himself just like the holy Ka’aba and Mecca are.
But wait, in what condition is the holy Al-aqsa mosque now? A fair answer to this question is discernable to any ardent follower of current affairs. It is a known fact that the holy mosque and its environs are under the clutches of the Zionist of Israel. Since the day they usurped this Palestinian land, peace has become elusive. Massacre, demolishing, target bombings, assassinations and imprisonments by the Zionists are the order of the day. When will these brutal activities unleashed on defenseless Muslims come to an end?
Of recent the Zionist have opened another frontier in their terror war against Islam and Muslims the world over. Their armies have occupied Iraq and Afghanistan in the name of the Great Satan, America. They are now busy intimidating other Muslim countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Iran and even Saudi Arabia. They are perpetrating their heinous act in the disguise of ‘war on terror,’ while it is a known fact that all the terror acts being displayed flagrantly in Iraq daily, America is to be held responsible directly. We’re not oblivious of the prisoner abuse in Abu Ghraib and Camp X-ray in Guantanamo by the occupation forces. The brutality exhibited by America and its allies in the ‘war on terror’ is too numerous for mention here.
How much longer will the Muslims stand by and witness these atrocities going on? Oh Muslims and deprived of the world, rise up in unity and take your destiny in your hands. Lets start from where we live. We should sanction their economy, and puppets in our countries. We should deny them any breathing space until we free our nations of their perfidy. It should ever remain in our minds that we can free Quds only when we free our nation of its corrupt elements.
We call on all muslims to wake up from their deep slumber and do what is incumbent upon them - With faith in God the Exalted and relying on the power of Islam and the power of faith, they should rise up and foreshorten the hands of the criminals from their lands. They should give top priority to the liberation of Palestine and honourable Quds and remove the humiliation of Zionist control, control by the American vassal, from their lands.
O Allah we beseech you to help the oppressed and annihilate the oppressors, Turn the Islamic vision of our Leader, Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky a reality. And hasten the appearance of Imam Mahdi (AS).
Peace be upon those who follow guidance.
Malam Abdulhamid Bello
Hundreds of Argentineans marked Al-Quds Day by marching and by chanting slogans calling for the withdrawal of Israeli usurper forces from the holy Beit-ul-Moqaddas and other occupied Palestinian territories.
Palestinian refugees living in Syria have always been at the fore-front of the Al-Quds Day events in Syria.
Thousands of Palestinians carry Palestinian flags and banners that read: 'Palestinians observe the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan as al-Quds Day,' as they celebrate Jerusalem Day at the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus Friday, Oct. 20, 2006. In 1981, the late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan as 'Al-Quds Day,' a day of protest to show the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims. Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam after the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina. (AP Photo Bassem Tellawi)
A Palestinian man carries a picture of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during a rally commemorating Jerusalem Day at Yarmuok refugee camp near Damascus October 20, 2006. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA)
Palestinians carry a flag during a rally to commemorate Jerusalem Day, at the Yarmuok refugee camp, near Damascus October 20, 2006. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA)
In Paris,Muslims after Friday prayers, gathered in front of the Paris Grand Mosque and commemorated the International Quds Day.
They were carrying pictures of the late Imam Khomeini, Seyyed Hassan Nasrollah, late Sheikh Ahmad Yasin and also the Palestinian flag and shouted slogans; Down with the USA, Down with Israel.
They shouted, " Quds day is the Islam day," and expressed their solidarity with oppressed Palestinian people.
Palestine has always seen huge demonstrations on Al-Quds Day, this year was no exception. Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade organised rallies in Gaza and the West Bank.
A Palestinian waves an Islamic Jihad flag during the Al-Quds Day rally in Gaza October 20, 2006. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)
Palestinians attend a massive Al-Quds Day rally in Gaza October 20, 2006. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA)
An Islamic Jihad member stand guards next to poster of Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, during a rally marking Jerusalem Day in Gaza City, Friday, Oct. 20, 2006. (AP Photo/Adel Hana).
In Turkmenistan the Quds Day rally had to be held in the compound of the Iranian embassy in Ashkhabad. Large crowds of Turkmen and Iranians gathered in the compound Iran's embassy compound to commemorate the Quds Day. Iran's ambassador to Turkmenistan addressed the crowd.
On the occasion of Al-Quds Day, a demonstration was held at Queens Park and a seminar organised to help educate the people on the injustice occurring in Palestine.
Video of Seminar on Palestine:
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Also in China the Quds Day rally was held in the Iranian Embassy compound in Beijing. The head of the China Islamic Association, Sheikh Helaloddin, addressed the crowd. He said this day and the cause of Palestine would not be forgotten.
On Al-Quds Day the Muslim Brotherhood held a rally after Jumah prayer at Al-Azhar mosque, in Cairo, to show their support for the Palestinian struggle and in particular the Hamas government. Thousands of worshipers attended the rally.
A boy attend a rally on Al-Quds Day by Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood to show support for Hamas in the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo October 20, 2006. REUTERS/Nassaer Nuri (EGYPT)
Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood members shouting slogans during a rally on Al-Quds Day in support of Hamas in Al- Azhar mosque in Cairo October 20, 2006. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT)
A member of Egypt's opposition Muslim Brotherhood holds a Quran between Hamas flags during a rally on Al-Quds Day in the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo October 20, 2006. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (EGYPT)
In Pretoria, thousands of muslims in the port city of Cape Town marched in the streets on Quds Day. Protestors gathered in front of parliament building and read a resolution in condemnation of the Zionist regime's crimes and its supporter the US.
Muslims consist of about 1.5 percent of 45 million population of the South Africa.