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Event:Al-Quds Day March
Date:Sunday 7 October 2007
Location:London, UK
Venue:Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, tube: Marble Arch (Central line)
Contact:IHRC (+44) 20 8904 4222

Al-Quds Day March

Yawm-al Quds or Al-Quds Day is a day of solidarity with the oppressed Palestinians and all oppressed people in general. All over the world rallies and marches are held on this day, the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadhan. In the west rallies are usually held on the weekend following the Friday.

For the London Quds Day Rally this year details are as follows:

DATE: Sunday 7th October 2007

TIME: 12:30 noon

VENUE: Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner.


DETAILS: The march will culminate in a rally at Trafalgar Square where speakers will address the crowd.

SPEAKERS: include Taji Mustafa, George Galloway, Massoud Shadjareh and Yvonne Ridley.


Crescent International
Friends of Al-Aqsa
Innovative Minds
Islamic Centre of England
Islamic Human Rights Commission
Muslim Association of Britain
Neturei Karta
Palestine Internationalist
Palestine Return Centre
Respect Party
1990 Trust

Join us to protest for the rights of the oppressed in Palestine. Join the Struggle for Justice.

Refer to the following links for more information:


DownloadQuds Day 2007 Poster (PDF) (411Kb)


[ To listen to audio need the Flash Player ]

DownloadMP3 (1.2Mb)


Special report from last years Al-Quds Day demonstration in London (22 October 2006).

Al-Quds Day 2006

Full mp3 audio from all the speeches is included, as is photos from the rally. We also have a report "Al-Quds Day around the world" from over 20 countries.



For more information call (+44) 20 8904 4222


"And hold fast, all of you, to the Rope of Allah, and be not divided among yourselves..."

Quran 3:103

When I first saw Abu Bakr’s picture, I didn’t realise he had been killed. He was young and full of life. It was a studio photo sent by his family as a momento of his sacrifice. He was shot and killed by Nigerian police at a peaceful demonstration in early 1998 in Kano known world-wide as Al-Quds Day. His sacrifice haunts me still, particularly as I see the young and old forget about the importance of the Day on which he left this world.

Given the plethora of pro-Palestinian demonstrations in recent years, it’s easy to forget that a Muslim led demonstration for Palestine has been held annually in London and around the world for almost thirty years. 7th October this year will see the annual Al-Quds Day march and rally held in London, UK, and this is a call on all Muslims and people of conscience to make a conscious effort to attend this year.

Why, you may ask? There are many reasons, and hereunder are a few which: may dispel myths about the event; encourage those who’ve stopped attending to turn out again this year; and encourage those who’ve never heard of it to turn out and show their solidarity.

The last Friday of Ramadan has been held to represent the Day of Quds, when Muslims worldwide would show unity and solidarity with those oppressed through dispossession in Palestine and also with all the oppressed world-wide – whoever they may be and whomsoever it is that oppresses them. Surely this is the most noble and universal of intentions – one we can all buy into as Muslims as its principles are rooted deep in our faith?

Bizarrely, despite the evidence of cross community solidarity at events in other countries e.g. South Africa and Turkey where the countrywide commemorations are mainly Sunni led, the labels of Shia and Iranian stick to the UK event in a way that can only be described as perverse. It shouldn’t matter what nationality or madhab the originator of an idea hails from – the idea itself should stand on its own merits – something the concept of Al-Quds Day does. In a message dated 1 August 1981, Ayatollah Khomeini, who called for the commemoration of this day, said:

“The Muslims of the world should view Quds Day not only as a day for all the Muslims of the world, but one for all the deprived, and from that sensitive point, they should stand against the oppressors and the world-plunderers and should not rest until the oppressed have been set free from the oppression of the power-wielders.”

During Ramadan, when our minds (should) be focussed on empathising with those who are suffering, it is worth remembering that there are thousands of prisoners who will be celebrating Eid in captivity for no other crime than their faith, or their nationality, or their ethnicity, or their beliefs, or a bit of all or some of these reasons. Further, not only will millions be suffering through the effects of poverty, they will have been dispossessed through brute force and violent extremis. As a result of this year’s exceptional debacle over the start of Ramadan, there is a slight possibility that Al-Quds Day may fall on Eid. If that is the case then please make an extra effort to join the march. Come after Eid prayers. Come with the family as many from different cities around the UK do every year. There are no excuses of hunger or fatigue to keep you back, only the realisation that every impoverished or imprisoned person’s hunger and fatigue should spur you on.

This year, not only are Neturei Karta, the orthodox Jewish group supporting the event as they have done for several years, but the Respect Party and the 1990 Trust have added their names. Amongst Muslims, support and sponsorship is diverse, from the Muslim Council of Britain through to the Islamic Centre of England and Hizbut Tahrir. On paper at least, Muslims are starting to heed the Quranic injunction to unite. It’s up to you and me to make this a reality on the day. Unlike Abu Bakr, we can march without fear of being murdered by police officers. The possibility didn’t deter him. What excuse do we have?

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