Mumbai participate in a march on 'World Quds Day'

The World Quds Day came in existence in opposition to the Jerusalem Day celebration instituted by Israel in May 1968, and which Knesset law changed into a national holiday in 1998

  • Mumbai participate in a march on 'World Quds Day'
  • Mumbai participate in a march on 'World Quds Day'
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Quds Day, also known as International Quds Day, is an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan that was initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express support for the Palestinians and oppose Zionism and Israel.

The day came in existence in opposition to the Jerusalem Day celebration instituted by Israel in May 1968, and which Knesset law changed into a national holiday in 1998. Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem.

Quds Day is also held in several other countries, mainly in the Arab and Muslim world, with protests against Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem. Rallies are held in various cities by both Muslim and non-Muslim communities around the world.

Similarly, on May 31, the Quds Day was celebrated in Mumbai on the last Friday of Ramadan. The people that participated in the march stated that the Palestinians must get their rights and the Israelis must let the original residents, i.e. the Palestinians live peacefully in their country.

Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship. The entire month, Muslims across the world dedicate themselves to fasting which is observed from sunrise to sunset. The time when fast is broken is called Iftar and, during this, all the family members come together to break the fast.

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