Hundreds of Brazilian Muslims, along with the followers of other religions, commemorated on Friday in Sao Paolo World Day of Al-Quds, which claimed the sovereignty of Palestine.
Representatives of several non-governmental sectors, including religious leaders, intellectuals and politicians, attended the World Day of Al-Quds, which was held in the Brás Mosque, in order to mark their support to the Palestinian people end violence and occupation of the Palestinian territories.
" Israel is not as strong as they claim. Israel is not as powerful as they say. therefore can not accept that Israel is invincible. Worldwide Day of Al-Quds is the time when all Islamic nations face a common enemy, which has occupied the Palestinian territories and has usurped the rights to govern so long, "said the member of the Islamic Center in Brazil, Sheikh Taleb al-Hussein Jazrayi.
According Dom Domaskinos Mansur, a member of the Orthodox Catholic Church of Sao Paulo, "we believe that this event is very important for the Palestinian cause and Al-Quds also for those whose land and homes were taken. Event also commemorated to honor the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Khomeini. "
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Brazil, Mohamad Ali Qanizade, insisted that the World Day of Al-Quds is the symbol of Muslim union against the violent regime of Israel and recalled that "for thirty-three years, Imam Khomeini designated the last Friday of Ramadan as Day (World) of Al-Quds, In order to exploit the potential of all Muslims in the world and direct your attention to the Palestinian cause. "
In 1979, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini (may he rest in peace), declared the last Friday of the month of Ramadan (the ninth month of the Muslim calendar) as the World Day of Al-Quds.
On this day Muslims around the world perform demonstrations to show solidarity with the Palestinians.