The Family of Martyr Qasem Soleimani Issues a Statement on the Occasion of the International Day of Quds

In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

“All praise is due to Allah Who guided us to this, and we would not have found the way had it not been that Allah had guided us.” [The Holy Quran, 7:43]

Honorable people of Iran, oppressed people of Palestine and all underprivileged people in the world,

Commander Qassem Soleimani was, and still is, the commander of the borderless soldiers of the Islamic Revolution. In any part of the world, if an Arrogant Power wishes to be cruel to an oppressed and underprivileged person, it is – and always has been - the Quds Force that stands up to it and supports the international soldiers in the camp of Resistance.

The borderless force is the symbol of liberating Masjid al-Aqsa and one of the most important slogans and principles of Hazrat Imam Khomeini (God’s mercy be upon him). From the very first days, Islamic Iran threw out the Israeli usurpers and delivered their embassy to its real owners, the true Palestinians. During the eight-year war imposed by Saddam’s regime, the Islamic Republic’s slogan was “We will keep fighting until the freedom of Holy Quds,” and the blood of many people was shed for this end.

Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani pursued such an ideal. Iran has always been the axis of Resistance in the face of the Zionist enemy’s hegemony over the West Bank, Gaza and all occupied lands. The wholehearted support of the Islamic Republic for the courageous Palestinian combatants is a command that the Great Khomeini and his righteous, true successor – Grand Ayatollah Imam Khamenei - have always announced in clear words. No one is unaware of the fact that without paying attention to religious borders, Iran pursues the ideal of liberating Quds under the command of the transborder Quds Force.

At dawn on a black Friday, in the month of Dey in 1398, the most vicious terrorist in the world (the United States) martyred the Commander of the Quds Force. However, it only served to widen the borders of the Jihad against the enemy. The Commander was not martyred in Tehran or in any other part of Iran. He was attacked while carrying out a mission in one of the most important centers of the Resistance. This shows that the ideal of Holy Quds does not have borders anymore, and this borderlessness has changed from being a mere idea and plan to a reality on the ground. This is an important fact that the American enemy is fully aware of; hence, it is ready to pay such a big price for it.

This upcoming Friday is Quds Day, coinciding with the last days of the auspicious month of Ramadan. The evil Coronavirus prevents the presence of millions of Iranians and those who love the liberation of Quds from coming on the streets, but the presence of the people is just an outer layer. Quds is deeply ingrained in people’s souls, and it flows over their tongues like a river. Hajj Qassem “gave power to the fists of Palestine and Palestinians in their battle against the usurping enemy,” and he helped to empower, solidify and organize the Palestinian resistance both today and for the future with his presence on the ground in Gaza and other zones of the battle against the illegitimate Israeli regime. Similarly, until the final victory, the blood of the Quds Martyr will cling to the necks of the US and the usurping Zionist regime, and it will not allow the masters of unbelief (kufr) to rest peacefully.

We have been given this glad tiding that “the morning will come soon,” and “the great Quds Force, which is a thorn in the eyes of the enemy and a strong blockade stopping them,” still prevails. With the assistance of all Palestinian combatants on the path of God and the freedom-seeking Muslims of the world – who know who the enemy is – the Quds Force will achieve victory.

We, family members of the martyred Commander of the Quds Force, announce - on Quds Day and in an effort to continue the path for which his blood was shed – that we will stand firm in the battlefield until our last drop of blood and with all our strength for the sake of the liberation of Holy Quds. We will be by the side of all freedom-seeking nations in the world until the complete destruction of the child-murdering Zionist regime.

“And victory is only from Allah, the Mighty, the Wise.” [The Holy Quran, 3:126]

May Allah’s greetings and mercy be upon you