by Jonathan Azaziah
Ayatollah Sayyed Ruhollah Khomeini (R.A.) didn’t inaugurate International Al-Quds Day merely as an affirmation of the Anti-Zionism that is intrinsic and foundational to the Islamic Revolution, or even as a political declaration of the utmost solidarity in Islam’s Holiest Month for the world’s most oppressed people. The TRUE meaning of Youm Al-Quds, as understood within the unique framework of Imam Khomeini’s (R.A.) incomparably brilliant strategic, socio-economic, geopolitical and Islamic Liberationist thinking, is that just as it is SO important for Muslims to fast and pray with Yaqin (Certainty) during Ramadan–the time when the Holy Qur’an was revealed to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.W.), the Battle of Badr was won and Imam Ali (A.S.) achieved martyrdom–it is also important to internalize the truth that that there is nothing, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, more vital to the well-being of the Ummah than eliminating the ‘Israeli’ cancer and this battle must be waged with that very same Yaqin.
Khomeini (R.A.) was laying it out in no uncertain terms for all Muslims that the fight against World Zionism and the quest to restore Palestine is as important as any other Islamic pillar; he even told us, “If Muslims were united and each poured a single bucket of water on the Zionist entity, an unstoppable flood would wash it away.” Is there any doubting this?! Subhan’ALLAH! There is no GCC tyrant, no “Muslim” Brotherhood “cleric”, no so-called “leader” of any “Arab” government or regime, and damn sure no “Palestine Solidarity Movement” activist who has ever been bold enough to ideologically integrate Palestine’s liberation into the very everyday praxis of our religion. And who else but the spiritual sons of Imam Ruhollah (R.A.) who toppled a tyrant and made the Empire quiver is truly defending Falasteen with blood and sacrifices today? Who?! Continue reading For Quds Day 2016, Let Us Have Certainty (Yaqin) That Palestine Will Be Free!